The Center for Grassland Studies provides focused, interdisciplinary research, education and service programs and activities that emphasize the role of grasslands as a natural resource and enhance the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of grasslands and turfs. Academic programs within the Center include Grassland Systems, PGA Golf Management and Integrated Beef Systems.
Prescribed Burns with Ed Hubbs
Ed Hubbs, Habitat and Private Lands Manager at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center in Denton, NE. Ed discusses the planning, timing, and ecology of prescribed burns.
Stretching Prairie Remnant with Kay Kottas
Dr. Kay Kottas, President, Prairie Legacy, Inc, Western Nebraska, expands on her article, Stretching Prairie Remnant. Nebraska’s tallgrass prairies hold the key to their own survival through seed collection and replanting in other prairie restorations or recreations areas.
Forage Production Models and Predictions for Semi-arid Grasslands with Markéta Podebradská
Markéta Podebradská, Doctoral Candidate in the School of Natural Resources and an upcoming speaker for the CGS Fall Seminar Series, discusses methods for estimating/predicting the amount of annual forage using remotely-sensed data and statistical and ecological modeling.
Rancher Decision-Making and Climate Risk Management with Tonya Haigh
Tonya Haigh, Rural Sociology Research Specialist with the National Drought Mitigation Center and an upcoming speaker for the CGS Fall Seminar Series, discusses how ranchers adapt to climate risks such as drought.
Down the RaBET Hole: The Journey to Develop the Rangeland Brush Estimation Toolbox with Chandra Holifield Collins
Chandra Holifield Collins, soil scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Southwest Watershed Research Center and an upcoming speaker for the CGS Fall Seminar Series, discusses developing a tool to aid in brush removal treatments and assess their effectiveness.
Anthropocene: Should We Look to Aldo Leopold or George Jetson? with Sam Fuhlendorf
Sam Fuhlendorf, Regents Professor and Groendyke Chair in Wildlife Conservation at Oklahoma State University and the upcoming Leu Lecturer for the CGS Fall Seminar Series, discusses his perspective of the important issues associated with conservation and management of grasslands with Dirac Twidwell.