In order to better understand the life history of Ocotillo, a re-sampling of Ocotillo plants originally marked and studied in 1991 was done in the southeast corner of the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. All plants measured in 1991 were re-censused and re-tagged with new numbers. Measurements of plant height and branch number were repeated along with measurements pertaining to overall plant size.
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2003-07-08 - 2003-07-23
Location: South Gate is the major entry point onto the southeast side of the Sevilleta NWR. Just north of the gate is Met Station 41. Research here has included a Gunnison's prairie dog reintroduction as well as re-sampling of historic BLM 1976 vegetation transects, and juniper-creosote distribution. Vegetation is highly impacted by historical cattle grazing and is sparse. Burro grass (Scleropogon brevifolius) is dominant.siteid: 11
Redfern, Joanna; Pockman, William; Lowrey, Tim (2010): Ocotillo Plant Demography Study at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, 2003. Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4cc63dbe38e6b1fbf924d411abb64d33