Ecosphere paper is out!!

Exciting news today that our Ecosphere paper is out! Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment Citation: Young, D. J. N., L. M. Porensky, K. M. Wolf, S. E. Fick, and T. P. Young. 2015. Burning reveals cryptic plant diversity and promotes coexistence in a California prairie restoration experiment. Ecosphere 6(5):81….

Restoration Practicum with Truman Young

I started TA’ing my first class at UC Davis this quarter for Truman Young’s Restoration Practicum (PLS 164), and I am having a great time learning about restoration in a variety of contexts outside of grasslands! I did have to come up with the field trips on my own, so I suppose it is up…

Summer watering and fire to control weeds in restored grasslands

Today I had the opportunity to present at the SER-Cal Conference (Society for Ecological Restoration – California) some of my research crossing summer watering/grass flushing with burning to control annual grass cover in restored perennial grasslands in the Central Valley of California. Here you can find the abstract (below), and a PDF version of the presentation…

Annals of Botany invited review Now Online!

A Young lab review paper headed up by Emily Zefferman and Jens T. Stevens, and developed along with several lab members and lab affiliates, has been made available online! Here is a preview, and you can find the whole manuscript online at: Plant communities in harsh sites are less invaded: a summary of observations and proposed explanations. INVITED REVIEW Plant communities…

Alliance to Combat Invasive Plants Grows

I have been working with Sustainable Conservation (www.suscon.org) either directly, or through U.C. Davis Weed Science Program, for the past two years on developing, testing, and promoting a new weed risk assessment tool aimed at nurseries marketing horticultural plants, in an effort to reduce the sale and spread of invasive plants in California and the United States. Luckily,…