Resources and Publications

Past Publications from Related Projects:
Research funded by USDA-NRCS, USDA-NIFA and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station

Kachergis, E. J., C. N. Knapp, M. E. Fernandez-Gimenez, J. P. Ritten, J. G. Pritchett, J. Parsons, W. Hibbs, and R. Roath. 2013. Tools for resilience management: multidisciplinary development of state-and-transition models for northwest Colorado. Ecology and Society 18(4): 39.

Kachergis, E., M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez and M.E. Rocca. 2012. Differences in plant species composition as evidence of alternate states in the sagebrush steppe. Rangeland Ecology and Management 65:486-497.

Kachergis, E., M.E. Rocca and M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2011. Indicators of ecosystem function identify alternate states in the sagebrush steppe. Ecological Applications 21:2781-2792.

Kachergis, E., M.E. Rocca and M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2013. Comparison of species and trait-based approaches for describing sagebrush steppe response to range management. Applied Vegetation Science 16:355-364.

Kachergis, E., M.E. Rocca and M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez.2014. Long-term vegetation change provides evidence for alternate states in Silver Sagebrush. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:183-194.

Kelley, W. 2010. Rangeland managers’ adoption of innovations, awareness of state and transition models,
and management of Bromus tectorum: a survey of ranchers and natural resource professionals in
Wyoming and Colorado. MS Thesis, Dept. of Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Stewardship,
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Kelley, W.K., M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, C. Brown. 2013. Managing Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum) in the Central Rockies: Land manager perspectives. Invasive Plant Science and Management 6:521-535.

Knapp, C. N., and M. E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2008. Knowing the land: a review of local knowledge revealed in ranch memoirs. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61:148-155.

Knapp, C. N., and M. E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2009. Knowledge in practice: documenting rancher local knowledge in northwest Colorado. Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:500-509.

Knapp, C. N., and M. E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2009. Understanding change: integrating rancher knowledge
into state-and-transition models. Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:510-521.

Knapp, C. N, M. E. Fernandez-Gimenez, D. D. Briske, B. T. Bestelmeyer, and B. X.Wu. 2011. An assessment of state-and-transition models: perceptions following two decades of development and implementation. Rangeland Ecology and Management 64:598-606.

Knapp, C. N., M. Fernandez-Gimenez, and E. Kachergis. 2010. The role of local knowledge in state-and-transition model development. Rangelands 32: 31-36.

Knapp, C. N., M. Fernandez-Gimenez, E. Kachergis, and A. Rudeen. 2011. Using participatory workshops
to integrate state-and-transition models created with local knowledge and ecological data.
Rangeland Ecology and Management 64:158-170.

Pritchett, J., J. Parsons, E. Kachergis, M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez and J. Ritten. 2012. Home on a
transitioning range: A ranch simulation game demonstrating state-and-transition models. Rangelands 34:53-59.

Ritten, J., M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, E. Kachergis, W. Hibbs, J. Pritchett. 2011. Do livestock and
ecosystem services compete? A state-and-transition approach. Range Beef Cow Symposium. Paper 298.