Summer 2016 Projects

Here is a list of activities that we have planned for the 2016 field season:

Tour Staffanson and Hegg Lake
Distribute tools, equipment, and pouches

Weeks 1 & 2

Search for qGen3 seedlings in exPt 8 2016.qGen3.setupMeasureProtocol
Measure qGen2 in exPt8 See 2016.qGen2.setupMeasureProtocol

Experimental Plot Management
Burn new plot in SE corner of farm
Broadcast seed in p1, p2 Completed 7? May

Flag & post signs in p1
Weed experimental plots as necessary
p8: sweet clover & ash
Cut trees in p1 & p8
Mow aisles in p1
Mow brome in p8
Assess Hieracium experiment
pull pi: p8, E of p1, W of p1, p1 burn break
Harvest Hesperostipa in p1
Chop grasses in p6/Josh’s

late summer:
Harvest EA heads in p1 & p2. See harvestProtocol2014.pdf
Collect Bouteloua curtipendula & Schizachyrium scoparium for seeding in plots

broadcast seed in p1, p2, p8
Pull in signs & flags for winter

Experiments in Remnants
Monitor recruitment exp. (just fl pla)
Staffanson – BFS; phenology, style persistence, harvest, demography
Target SPP plants with phen, sp, & ss in burn years for monitoring and harvest.
Asynchrony, isolation, compatibility (Remnants TBD) – phenology & crossing floweringPhenologyProtocol2016 and pspProtocol2016
Conduct annual census of flowering EA demo2014Protocol
Conduct totalDemo – census of previously flowering EA in subset of sites 2016totalDemoProtocol
Refind seedlings from previous years (August)

Measure Cirsium hillii & collect tissue

Experiments in plots
Identify flowering EA p1 & p2
Assess phenology p1 & p2
Conduct Jennifer’s pollinator study
collect tissue of known hybrid plants
Conduct Aphid addition/exclusion experiment
Conduct long-term pollen limitation experiment
Conduct resource limitation experiment (tops o’ heads)
Measure Hesperostipa in p1
Measure Dichanthelium in p1-99s
Measure EA in experimental plots

Exp. plot Alt. name Start End
expt01 main & 99s
expt02 Jennifer’s
expt03 Amy’s
expt04 Caroline’s
expt05 Staffanson
expt06 Josh’s & hybrids
expt07 Hybrids at Hegg
expt08 q2  16 June
expt09 Lydia’s

take photo for banner
take photo for SPP-bfs
smoke treatment