Sherman Swanson

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Associate Professor - State Specialist

Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 202
1000 Valley Road
Reno,  Nevada   89512

Office: (775) 784-4057
Cell: 233-6221

Building: Knudtsen Resource Center,  Office 113
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Kozlowski, D. F., Hall, R. K., Swanson, S. R., Heggem, D. T. 2016, Linking Management and Riparian Physical Functions to Water Quality and Aquatic Habitat., Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 8(8), 797-815   View item.
Swanson, S. R., Swanson, J., Peter, M., Mcadoo, J. K., Schultz, B. W. 2016, Mowing Wyoming Big Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ssp.wyomingensis) Cover Effects Across Northern and Central Nevada., Rangeland Ecology and Management,, 69, 360-372. \   View item.
Swanson, S. R., Wyman, S., Evans, C. 2015, Practical Grazing Management to Maintain or Restore Riparian Functions and Values., Journal of Rangeland Applications/University of Idaho, Rangeland Center, 2, 1-28.   View item.
Kwan, H., Swanson, S. R. 2015, Prediction of Annual Streambank Erosion for Sequoia National Forest, California., J. Am Water Res. Assoc, 50(6), 1439-1447.  
Kwan, H., Swanson, S. R. 2015, Reply to discussion by David L. Rosgen. Prediction of Annual Streambank Erosion for Sequoia National Forest, California., Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 51(2), 568.  
Svejcar,Tony, Chad Boyd, Kirk Davies, Matthew Madsen, Jon Bates, Roger Sheley, Clayton Marlow, David Bohnert, Mike Borman, Ricardo Mata-Gonza`lez, John Buckhouse, Tamzen Stringham, Barry Perryman Sherman Swanson, Kenneth Tate, Mel George, George Ruyle, Bruce Roundy, Chris Call, Kevin Jensen, Karen Launchbaugh, Amanda Gearhart, Lance Vermeire, John Tanaka, Justin Derner, Gary Frasier, Kris Havstad, 2014, . Western Land Managers will Need all Available Tools for Adapting to Climate Change, Including Grazing: A Critique of Beschta et al., Environmental Management  
Hall, Robert K., Guilliano, David, Swanson, Sherman, Philbin, Michael J., Lin, John, Aron, Joan L., Schafer, Robin J. and Heggem, Daniel T. 2014, An ecological function and services approach to total maximum daily load (TMDL) prioritization, J. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(2):2413-2433 April.   View item.
Schmelzer, L., B. Perryman, B. Bruce, B. Schultz, K. McAdoo, G. McCuin, S. Swanson, J. Wilker, and K. Conley. 2014, Case Study: Reducing cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) fuel loads using fall cattle grazing., The Professional Animal Scientist, 30:270-278.  
Kwan, H. and S. Swanson. 2014, Prediction of Annual Streambank Erosion for Sequoia National Forest, California., J. Am Water Res. Assoc.  
McAdoo, J.K., B.W. Schultz, and S.R. Swanson. 2013, Aboriginal Precedent for Active Management of Sagebrush-Perennial grass Communities in the Great Basin., Rangeland Ecology and Management 66(3):241-253.  
Dalldorf, K. N., S. R. Swanson, D. F. Kozlowski, K. M. Schmidt, R. S. Shane, and G. Fernandez. 2013, Influence of Livestock Grazing Strategies on Riparian Response to Wildfire in Northern Nevada., Rangeland Ecology and Management, 66(1):34-42  
Kozlowski, D., Swanson, S. R., Schmidt, K. 2010, Channel changes in burned streams of northern Nevada., Journal of Arid Environments 74(11), 1494-1506.  
Swanson, S. R., Gilgert, W. 2009, Fuels Management at the Landscape Scale.., Rangelands/Society for Range Management and Allen Press, 31(3), 25-29.  
Eiswerth, M. E., Krauter, K., Swanson, S. R., Zielinski, M. 2009, Post-fire seeding on Wyoming big sagebrush ecological sites: Regression., Journal of Environmental Management/Elsevier, 90(2), 1320-1325.  
Tanaka, J., Coates-Markle, L., Swanson, S. R. 2009, SRM Center for Professional Education and Development: Wildfires and Invasive Plants in American Deserts.., Rangelands/Society for Range Management/Allen Press, 31(3), 2-5.  
Newman, S., Swanson, S. R. 2008, Assessment of Changes in Stream and Riparian Conditions of the Marys River Basin, Nevada., Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 44(1), 1-13.  
Swanson, S. R. 2009, Nevada Sage Grouse Conservation Planning Facilitation Study: Paid vs. Nonpaid Participants, University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension Special Publication-09-09 42 pp..  
Lay or Popular Publications
Swanson, J., Swanson, S. R., Schultz, B. W., Mcadoo, J. K., McCuin, G. 2012, The Case for Active Wyoming Big Sagebrush Management., Progressive Rancher, 2012(Oct/Nov), 23   View item.
Swanson, S. R., McCuin, G., Mcadoo, J. K. 2008, Keeping Water on the Land Longer, Progressive Rancher, ed., vol. 2008  
Swanson, J., Swanson, S. R., McCuin, G., Mcadoo, J. K., Schultz, B. W. 2011, Synergistic monitoring for adaptive management: Nevada sagebrush ecosystems, Natural Resources and Environmental Issues Vol. XVII. , pp. 187-190   View item.
Book or Chapter(s) in Books
George E. Gruell, Sherman Swanson 2012, Nevada's Changing Wildlife Habitat: An Ecological History, University of Nevada, Press   View item.

For millennia the ecology of the Great Basin has evolved because of climate change and the impacts of human presence. Nevada's Changing Wildlife Habitat is the first book to explain the transformations in the plants and animals of this region over time and how they came about. Using data gleaned from archaeological and anthropological studies, numerous historical documents, repeat photography, and several natural sciences, the authors examine changes in vegetation and their impact on wildlife species and the general health of the environment. They also outline the choices that current users and managers of rangelands face in being good stewards of this harsh but fragile environment and its wildlife.

Research Reports
Foster, S., Schmelzer, L., Wilker, J., Schultz, B. W., Mcadoo, J. K., Swanson, S. R., Perryman, B. L. 2015, Reducing Cheatgrass Fuel Loads Using Fall Cattle Grazing, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension: Special Publication 15-03   View item.