Science Technical Fact Sheet: Mapping Potential Ecosystem Resilience and Resistance across Sage-Grouse Range using Soil Temperature and Moisture Regimes
A recent scientific breakthrough links soil temperature and moisture regimes to sagebrush ecosystem responses to disturbance and annual grass invasion. Soil climate data are fundamentally important in classifying and mapping soils, and are widely collected as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey program. This technical fact sheet provides us with the ability to map temperature and moisture regimes across the range of sage-grouse to better understand potential resilience and resistance along a diverse environmental gradient.
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