On February 3rd I presented the results of a study involving patch burn grazing on a prairie natural area. For those interested, here is a link to a PDF that I generated from the Powerpoint slides and my notes. Feel free to post any questions or comments here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwTps-dBuxNCenpYbTJWNEVIOWc/view?usp=sharing


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  1. Great presentation, with very clear arguments. It is interesting to see the comparisons.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! Are there any control transects?

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    1. Great question. There are control transects on a nearby prairie that have been sampled eight times over the past 17 years. Richness and diversity on these transects fluctuate from year to year while mean C-value stays relatively constant around 4.50. The two years of baseline data also serve as controls. This study is currently being polished for submission to a peer reviewed journal.

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  3. It begs the question about timing and intensity of both burns and grazing - do you have any of those details?

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    1. I have some details. Burning was always before early March with low to moderate intensity. Grazing was moderately high to high intensity from early June to late August (three months). I have the pounds/acre written in my notes. I could look it up if you like.

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