Tony Svejcar

Dr. Svejcar

Retired Rangeland Scientist-Research Leader
U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS
Rangeland Ecology


Dr. Svejcar is a retired Rangeland Scientist and Research Leader with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Burns, Oregon. He received his BS (1977) in Biology and MS (1979) in Range Science from Colorado State University, and PhD (1983) in Rangeland Resources from Oregon State University. He joined ARS in early 1983, spending 3 1/2 years in El Reno, Oklahoma, and Reno, Nevada, and has been Research Leader at Burns since August of 1990. His current research is focused on plant responses (at both the individual plant and the community level) to both climate and management. Current or recent past research projects involve western juniper ecology, prescribed fire, seedbed ecology, and grazing impacts on both upland and riparian vegetation.  Dr. Svejcar is also involved in research on reseeding and associated technology, and landscape-level responses of vegetation to management practices.   

Published Research by Dr. Svejcar:

Plant community dynamics 25 years after juniper control (2017)

The sage-grouse habitat mortgage: effective conifer management in space and time (2017)

Challenges and limitations to native species restoration in the Great Basin, USA (2017)

Seed production and seedling fitness are uncouples from maternal plant productivity in three aridland bunchgrasses (2016)

Ecosystem water availability in juniper versus sagebrush snow-dominated rangelands (2016)

Extruded seed pellets: a novel approach to enhancing sagebrush seedling emergence (2016)

Emerging seed enhancement technologies for overcoming barriers to restoration (2016)

Spatial and temporal variability in minimum temperature trends in the western U.S. sagebrush steppe (2016)

Postdefoliation ecosystem carbon and water flux and canopy growth dynamics in sagebrush steppe bunchgrasses (2016)

Disturbance history, management, and seeding year precipitation influences vegetation characteristics of crested wheatgrass stands (2016)


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