JenksFERST Resources

The Prairie Project 2020 Workshop Presentation - Bryan Yockers (JenksFERST)

Lists of scientific articles, publications & fact sheets, and books relevant to The Prairie Project. When available, links are provided.

Scientific Articles

  • Allred, Brady W., et al. “The Role of Herbivores in Great Plains Conservation: Comparative Ecology of Bison and Cattle.” Ecosphere, vol. 2, no. 3, 2011, doi:10.1890/es10-00152.1.
  • Allred, Brady W., et al. “Ungulate Preference for Burned Patches Reveals Strength of Fire-Grazing Interaction.” Ecology and Evolution, vol. 1, no. 2, 2011, pp. 132–144., doi:10.1002/ece3.12.
  • Bond, W.J., and R.E. Keane. “Fires, Ecological Effects of ☆.” Reference Module in Life Sciences, 2017, doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-809633-8.02098-7.
  • Bowman, David M., et al. “Vegetation Fires in the Anthropocene.” Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, vol. 1, no. 10, 2020, pp. 500–515., doi:10.1038/s43017-020-0085-3.
  • Briske, David D., et al. “Strategies for Global Rangeland Stewardship: Assessment through the Lens of the Equilibrium–Non‐Equilibrium Debate.” Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 57, no. 6, 2020, pp. 1056–1067., doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13610.
  • Cheleuitte, Christopher & Perotto-Baldivieso, Humberto & Wu, X. & Cooper, Susan. (2020). Environmental and landscape influences on the spatial and temporal distribution of a cattle herd in a South Texas rangeland. Ecological Processes. 9. DOI:10.1186/s13717-020-00245-6
  • Costanza, Robert & Arge, A. & Groot, Rudolf & Farberk, S. & Grasso, Monica & Bruce, H. & Limburg, Karin & Naeem, S. & O'Neill, R.V. & Paruelo, José & Raskin, R.G. & Sutton, Paul & Belt, Marjan. (1997). The value of the world's ecosystem services and natural capital. Ecological Economics. 25. 3-15.
  • Costanza, Robert, et al. “Twenty Years of Ecosystem Services: How Far Have We Come and How Far Do We Still Need to Go?” Ecosystem Services, vol. 28, 2017, pp. 1–16., doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.09.008.
  • Engle, David M., and Terrence G. Bidwell. “Viewpoint: The Response of Central North American Prairies to Seasonal Fire.” Journal of Range Management, vol. 54, no. 1, 2001, p. 2., doi:10.2307/4003519.
  • Fuhlendorf, Samuel & Davis, Craig & Elmore, Robert & Goodman, Laura & Hamilton, Robert. (2018). Perspectives on grassland conservation efforts: should we rewild to the past or conserve for the future?. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373. 20170438. 10.1098/rstb.2017.0438.
  • Fuhlendorf, Samuel D., et al. “Pyric Herbivory: Rewilding Landscapes through the Recoupling of Fire and Grazing.” Conservation Biology, vol. 23, no. 3, 2009, pp. 588–598., doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01139.x.
  • Hovick, Torre J., et al. “Dynamic Disturbance Processes Create Dynamic Lek Site Selection in a Prairie Grouse.” PLOS ONE, vol. 10, no. 9, 2015, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137882.
  • Rau, Benjamin M., et al. “Prescribed Fire, Soil, and Plants: Burn Effects and Interactions in the Central Great Basin.” Rangeland Ecology & Management, vol. 61, no. 2, 2008, pp. 169–181., doi:10.2111/07-037.1.
  • Reinhart, Kurt O., et al. “The Effect of Fire Intensity, Nutrients, Soil Microbes, and Spatial Distance on Grassland Productivity.” Plant and Soil, vol. 409, no. 1-2, 2016, pp. 203–216., doi:10.1007/s11104-016-2957-3.
  • Sanderson, John & Beutler, Curtis & Brown, Joel & Burke, Ingrid & Chapman, Teresa & Conant, Richard & Derner, Justin & Easter, Mark & Fuhlendorf, Samuel & Grissom, Grady & Herrick, Jeffrey & Liptzin, Daniel & Morgan, Jack & Murph, Rachel & Pague, Chris & Rangwala, Imtiaz & Ray, David & Rondeau, Renee & Schulz, Terri & Sullivan, Tim. (2020). Cattle, conservation, and carbon in the western Great Plains. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 75. 5A-12A. 10.2489/jswc.75.1.5A.
  • Sil, Â., Azevedo, J.C., Fernandes, P.M., Regos, A., Vaz, A.S., and Honrado, J.P. (2019). (Wild)Fire Is Not an Ecosystem Service. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17, 429-430,
  • Wei, Yuqi, et al. “Transformation of Litter Carbon to Stable Soil Organic Matter Is Facilitated by Ungulate Trampling.” Geoderma, vol. 385, 2021, p. 114828., doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114828.
  • Zhong, Yu, et al. “Conversion of Encroached Juniper Woodland Back to Native Prairie and to Switchgrass Increases Root Zone Soil Moisture and Watershed Runoff.” Journal of Hydrology, vol. 584, 2020, p. 124640., doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124640.

Publications & Fact Sheets


  • Collins, Scott L., and Linda L. Wallace. Fire in North American Tallgrass Prairies. University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.
  • Daily, Gretchen C. Nature's Services: Social Dependence on Natural Ecosystems. Island Press, 1997.
  • Pyne, Stephen J. The Great Plains: a Fire Survey. The University of Arizona Press, 2017.
  • Weir, John Robert. Conducting Prescribed Fires a Comprehensive Manual. Texas A & M University Press, 2009.

JenksFERST Visual Resources

  • Videos from other sites
  • Images from other sites

Resources from Oklahoma State University's Natural Resources Extension (a Prairie Project collaborator)

These videos, images, and publications will help audiences understand the importance of pyric-herbivory, multispecies-herbivory, and fire as a natural disturbance on rangelands and other ecosystems.



Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Resources (United Nations)

Information about ecosystem services, their current status, and their future.

Response of Bison to Fire - Resources for Teachers

Response of Bison to Fire - Student Activity