Professor Range Ecology
Program Coordinator - Eastern Oregon University
205 Badgley Hall
One University Blvd
La Grande, Oregon 97850
BS 1973, MS 1975, PhD 1978
Colorado State University
Program: Rangeland Weeds, Riparian and Upland Ecology
Thesis Supervision: 5 Master of Science, 1 Doctor of Philosophy
Larson, L. and G. Kiemnec. 2004. Germination of Russian knapweed and Perennial Pepperweed under water and salt stress with variable light regimes. Weed Technol. In Print.
Borman, M. and L. Larson. 2003. A case study of river temperature response to land use and environmental thermal patterns along a river in northeastern Oregon. J. of Soil and Water Cons. 58:8-12.
Larson, L. and G. Kiemnec. 2003. Seedling growth and interference of diffuse knapweed and bluebunch wheatgrass. Weed Technol. 17:79-83.
Kiemnec, G., L. Larson, and A. Grammon1. 2003. Diffuse knapweed and bluebunch wheatgrass seedling growth under stress. J. Range Manage. 56:65-67.
McInnis, M., G. Kiemnec, L. Larson, J. Carr and D. Sharratt. 2003. Heart-podded Hoary Cress. Rangelands. 25:18-23.
Meays1, C., M. Borman and L. Larson. Thermal environment and stream temperature on headwater streams in Northeastern Oregon. J. Amer. Water Res. Assoc. In Review.
RNG 352 - Grassland and Shrubland Ecosystems - Examines the primary characteristics of each ecoregion throughout the semiarid and arid areas of North America. Covers basic ecology of each region, including a discussion of important plant species, climate patterns, soil types, and topography.
RNG 355 - Desert Watershed Management - Principles and methods in managing rangeland for optimum production and regulation of water yields, as well as maintaining soil stability and on-site productivity. Effects of grazing herbivores and their potential as land use, manipulative tools. Concepts of arid land hydrology, with emphasis on the resultant effects on runoff quantity and quality.
RNG 441 - Range Analysis - Techniques used to describe vegetation in shrub-lands, grasslands, and forests. Use of measurements in resource management. Course is field-oriented, emphasizing both theory and practice of wildland inventory methods.
RNG 490 - Range Management Planning - Administration and management of rangelands; planning processes involving goal setting, inventories, personnel management, environment, conflict resolution, and other constraints necessary for decision-making. Use of data collected from field problems to support the execution of class plans. Field trip required.