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New resultsKremer, N. J., C. B. Halpern, J. A. Antos. 2014. Conifer reinvasion of montane meadows following experimental tree removal and prescribed burning. Forest Ecology and Management 319:128-137. Request reprint

New resultsCase, M. F., C. B. Halpern, and S. A. Levin. 2013. Contributions of gopher mound and casting disturbances to plant community structure in a Cascade Range meadow complex. 2013. Botany 91:555-561. Request reprint

New resultsHalpern, C. B., R. D. Haugo, J. A. Antos, S. S. Kaas, and A. L. Kilanowski. 2012. Grassland restoration with and without fire: evidence from a tree-removal experiment. Ecological Applications 22:425-441. Download PDF (Appendices)

New resultsRice, J. M., C. B. Halpern, J. A. Antos, and J. A. Jones. 2012. Spatio-temporal patterns of tree establishment are indicative of biotic interactions during early invasion of a montane meadow. Plant Ecology 213:555-568. Request reprint

Halpern, C. B., J. A. Antos, J. M. Rice, R. D. Haugo, and N. L. Lang. 2010. Tree invasion of a montane meadow complex: temporal trends, spatial patterns, and biotic interactions. Journal of Vegetation Science 21:717-732. Request reprint

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2010. Tree age and tree species shape positive and negative interactions in a montane meadow. Botany 88:488-499. Request reprint

Jones, C. C., C. B. Halpern, and J. Niederer. 2008. Plant succession on gopher mounds in western Cascade meadows: consequences for species diversity and heterogeneity. American Midland Naturalist 159:275-286. Request reprint

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2007. Vegetation responses to conifer encroachment in a dry, montane meadow: a chronosequence approach. Canadian Journal of Botany 85:285-298. Download PDF

Lang, N. L., and C. B. Halpern. 2007. The soil seed bank of a montane meadow: consequences of conifer encroachment and implications for restoration. Canadian Journal of Botany 85:557-569. Download PDF

Reports  

New resultsHalpern, C. B., J. A. Antos, and C. Friesen. 2013. Restoration of mountain meadows at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest LTER. LTER Network News, Fall 2013, Vol. 26 No. 4.

New resultsCase, M., and C. Halpern. 2012. Gopher disturbance and plant community dynamics in montane meadows. Pages 3-4 in Northwest Oregon Ecology Group Newsletter ver. 11.0. Download PDF

McCain, C., and C. B. Halpern. 2011. Tips on meadow restoration: To seed or not to seed. Page 7 in Northwest Oregon Ecology Group Newsletter ver. 10. Download PDF

Halpern, C. B., and C. Friesen. 2010. Montane meadows in western Oregon: Research and adaptive management at Bunchgrass Ridge. Pages 2-3 in Northwest Oregon Ecology Group Newsletter ver. 9. Download PDF

Joint Fire Science Program. 2009. Restoring mountain meadows: using fire, vegetation, and fuel management in western Oregon. Joint Fire Science Program, Fire Science Brief, Issue 75. Download PDF

Thompson, J. 2007. Mountain meadows — here today, gone tomorrow? Meadow science and restoration. Science Findings Issue 94. PNW Research Station, Portland, OR. Download PDF

Swanson, F. J., C. B. Halpern, and J. H. Cissell. 2007. Restoration of dry, montane meadows through prescribed fire, vegetation and fuels management: A program of research and adaptive management in western Oregon. Project 01C-3-3-10 Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program. 29 September 2007. Download PDF Executive Summary:Download PDF

Halpern, C. B., R. Haugo, N. Lang, J. Antos, and F. Swanson. 2005. Restoration of montane meadows in western Oregon: Research and adaptive management at Bunchgrass Ridge. Pages 4-5 in Northwest Oregon Ecology Group Newsletter ver. 4. Download PDF

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Theses and dissertations  

New resultsCase, M.F. 2012. Gopher disturbance and plant community dynamics in montane meadows. Senior thesis. Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 74 p. Download PDF

New resultsPfeiffer, V.W. 2012. Influence of spatial and temporal factors on plants, pollinators and plant-pollinator interactions in montane meadows of the western Cascades Range. M.S. Thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis. 263 p. Link to PDF

Haugo, R. D. 2010. Causes and consequences of conifer invasion into Pacific Northwest grasslands. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Washington, Seattle. 187 p. Download PDF

Rice, J. M. 2009. Forest-meadow dynamics in the central western Oregon Cascades: topographic, biotic, and environmental change effects. Ph.D. dissertation. Oregon State University, Corvallis. 221 p. Link to PDF

Haugo, R. D. 2006. Vegetation responses to conifer encroachment in a dry, montane meadow: a chronosequence approach. M.S. thesis. University of Washington, Seattle. 52 p. Download PDF

Lang, N. L. 2006. The soil seed bank of an Oregon montane meadow: consequences of conifer encroachment and implications for restoration. M.S. thesis. University of Washington, Seattle. 58 p. Download PDF

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Presentations and posters  

New resultsCase, M. F., C. B. Halpern, and S. A. Levin. 2013. Gopher-mound and casting disturbances contribute to plant community structure in a Cascade Range meadow complex. 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN. Download PDF

New resultsBeckman, L., and S. Ritz. 2014. Plant recovery in burn scars following tree removal from a Cascade Range Meadow. Final project poster, NSF Research Assistantships for High School Students (HJA-LTER). Download PDF

Halpern, C. B. 2010. Experiments in meadow restoration at Bunchgrass Ridge. Presentation to USFS McKenzie River Ranger District, McKenzie Bridge, OR.

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2010. Restoration of montane meadows following conifer invasion. University of Washington Conservation Colloquium, Seattle, WA.

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2010. Restoration of western Oregon montane meadows following conifer invasion. Society of Ecological Restoration Northwest, Marysville, WA.

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2009. Restoration of western Oregon montane meadows following conifer invasion. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association, Seattle, WA.

Haugo, R. D., C. B. Halpern, and N. L. Lang. 2008. Bunchgrass Ridge: Understanding the past to guide the future. Back to the Future: Northwest Oregon Ecology Group Information-Sharing Workshop, Salem, OR. Download PDF

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2008. Temporal dynamics of tree-herb interactions in a montane meadow: effects of tree age and species. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI. Download PDF

Hillstrom, S., and C. B. Halpern. 2008. Initial effects of burn piles on vegetation and soil following conifer removal from a montane meadow. 93rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI. Download PDF

Haugo, R. D. 2006. Vegetation responses to conifer encroachment in a dry, montane meadow: a chronosequence approach. M.S. thesis presentation. University of Washington, Seattle. Download PDF

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Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2006. Vegetation dynamics following conifer encroachment in a dry, montane meadow, western Cascade Range. Northwest Scientific Association, 79th Annual Meeting, Boise, ID. Download PDF

Haugo, R. D., N. L. Lang, and C. B. Halpern. 2006. Conifer encroachment of montane meadows: effects on vegetation, seed banks, and potential for restoration. Ecology of Openings: Northwest Oregon Ecology Group Information-Sharing Workshop, Salem, OR. Download PDF

Lang, N. L. 2006. The soil seed bank of an Oregon montane meadow: consequences of conifer encroachment and implications for restoration. M.S. thesis presentation. University of Washington, Seattle. Download PDF

Halpern, C. B., R. D. Haugo, N. L. Lang, J. A. Antos, K. M. Smith, F. J. Swanson, and J. H. Cissel. 2005. Restoration of dry, montane meadows through prescribed fire, vegetation and fuels management: A program of research and adaptive management in western Oregon. 2005 Joint Fire Science Program Principal Investigator Workshop, San Diego, CA. Download PDF

Haugo, R. D. 2005. Hey, where'd all those tree comes from? Causes and consequences of conifer invasion. 2005 Graduate Student Symposium, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA.

Haugo, R. D., and C. B. Halpern. 2005. Conifer encroachment in a dry, montane meadow, western Cascade Range, OR. 78th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association, Corvallis, OR. Download PDF

Lang, N. L. 2005. Seed bank dynamics of an Oregon montane meadow: consequences of conifer invasion. 2005 Graduate Student Symposium, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA.

Lang, N. L., and C. B. Halpern. 2005. Soil seed bank dynamics of an Oregon montane meadow: implications of conifer encroachment. 78th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Scientific Association, Corvallis, OR.

Ma, Z. 2005. Vegetation dynamics in a montane meadow: effects of conifer encroachment. 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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