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Human Environment Systems study draws news coverage

Matthew Williamson
Matt Williamson portrait, College of Innovation and Design, faculty/staff, New Faculty Orientation Mobile Studio, Photo by Emma Thompson

The journal Biological Invasions published a paper, “Fire, livestock, grazing, topography, and precipitation affect occurrence and prevalence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in the central Great Basin, USA,” by Matthew Williamson, an assistant professor in Human Environment Systems.

National Public Radio aired a story about the study: “Study Finds Grazing Results in More Flammable Grass, Not Less,” in December 2019. Listen here: https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-finds-grazing-results-more-flammable-grass-not-less#stream/0

The Art of Range podcast recently featured the study in its episode “Cheatgrass research meets NPR, a panel discussion.” Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/art-of-range/aor-031-cheatgrasspanel

Bloomberg Environment quoted Williamson in a story, “New Sagebrush Rebellion Prompts Look at Who Controls Old West (2).” https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/new-sagebrush-rebellion-prompts-look-at-who-controls-old-west