Results and Conclusions
The initial literature search produced 996 products that recognized "greater sage-grouse" in the title, keywords, abstract, or manuscript text. Applying our additional criteria to remove duplicates, non-peer-reviewed products, and articles/reports that did not represent original, complete studies on GRSG resulted in a final list of 163 journal articles and formal technical reports focused on GRSG research for inclusion in this document. Additional articles added in follow-up searches brought the final total to 169 products addressed in this document (2 of these products are published corrections to journal articles). Most products (89 percent) address multiple management topics (table 3). For each product, we include the full citation, summary, and key management topics it addresses. The online version of this bibliography (https://apps.usgs.gov/gsgbib) is searchable by topic and location and includes links to all original publications.
Table 3. Number of products addressing each management topic.
|Management topic||Number of products that address topic|
|Behavior or demographics||80|
|Population estimates or targets||27|
|Broad-scale habitat characteristics||67|
|Site-scale habitat characteristics||57|
|Habitat restoration or reclamation||31|
|New geospatial data||51|
|Human dimensions or economics||12|
|Effect distances or spatial scale||42|
|Predators or predator control||16|
|Fire or fuel breaks||20|
|Nonnative invasive plants||17|
|Wild horses and burros||2|
|Other range management structures||1|
|Weather and climate||36|
A substantial body of literature has been compiled based on research explicitly related to the conservation, management, monitoring, and assessment of GRSG. These studies may inform planning and management actions that seek to balance conservation, economic, and social objectives and manage diverse resource uses and values across the western United States.
View the list of citations developed for this effort.