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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 11111-1138

Phone: 111-111-8981

Fax: 111-111-5534

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Natural Resources

April Hulet

April Hulet, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management and Extension Specialist

Office

Idaho Water Center 221

Mailing Address

Boise Center for Higher Education
322 E. Front Street
University of Idaho
Boise, ID 83702

Degrees

  • PhD, Brigham Young University, Wildlife and Wildland Conservation, 2012
  • MS, Brigham Young University, Wildlife and Wildland Conservation, 2009
  • BS, Southern Utah University, Biology (Botany emphasis), 2005

Research Interests

Conservation and restoration ecology
Applied rangeland ecology and management
Disturbance ecology
Fire ecology
Remote sensing and GIS

Hulet, A., C. S. Boyd, K. W. Davies, and T. J. Svejcar. 2015. Pre-fire (preemptive) management to decrease fire-induced bunchgrass mortality and reduce reliance on post-fire seeding. Rangeland Ecology and Management. In Press.

Madsen, M., and A. Hulet. 2015. Primed seed matrix composition and planting method. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 1362.023.

Davies, K. W., C. S. Boyd, J. D. Bates, and A. Hulet. 2015. Winter grazing can reduce wildfire size, intensity and behavior in a shrub-grassland. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi (10.1071/WF15055).

Davies, K. W., C. S. Boyd, J. D. Bates, and A. Hulet. 2015. Dormant season grazing may decrease wildfire probability by increasing fuel moisture and reducing fuel amount and continuity. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi (10.1071/WF1209).

Boyd, C.S., K. W. Davies, and A. Hulet. 2015. Predicting fire-based perennial bunchgrass mortality in low elevation big sagebrush plant communities. International Journal of Wildland Fire. In Press.

Hulet, A., B. A. Roundy, S. L. Petersen, S. C. Bunting, R. R. Jensen, and D. B. Roundy. 2014. Utilizing national agriculture imagery program data to estimate tree cover and biomass of piñon and juniper woodlands. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:563-572.

Roundy, B. A., R. F. Miller, R. J. Tausch, K. Young, A. Hulet, B. Rau, B. Jessop, J. C. Chambers, and D. Eggett. 2014. Understory cover responses to piñon-juniper treatments across tree dominance gradients in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:482-494.

Roundy, B. A., K. Young, N. Cline, A. Hulet, R. F. Miller, R. J. Tausch, and B. Rau. 2014. Piñon-juniper reduction increases soil water availability of the resource growth pool. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:495-505.

Miller, R. F., J. Ratchford, B. A. Roundy, R. J. Tausch, C. Pereia, A. Hulet, and J. Chambers. 2014. Response of conifer-encroached shrublands in the Great Basin to prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:468-481.

McIver, J., M. Brunson, S. Bunting, J. Chambers, P. Doescher, J. Grace, A. Hulet, D. Johnson, S. Knick, R. Miller, F. Pierson, D. Pyke, B. Rau, K. Rollins, B. Roundy, E. Schupp, R. Tausch, and C. Williams. 2014. A synopsis of short-term responses to alternative restoration treatments in sagebrush-steppe: the SageSTEP project. Rangeland Ecology and Management 67:584-598.

Hulet, A., B. A. Roundy, S. L. Petersen, R. R. Jensen, and S. C. Bunting. 2014. Cover estimations using object-based image analysis rule sets developed across multiple scales in pinyon and juniper woodlands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:318-327.

Hulet, A., B. A. Roundy, S. L. Petersen, R. R. Jensen, and S. C. Bunting. 2014. An object-based image analysis of pinyon and juniper woodlands treated to reduce fuels. Environmental Management 53:660-671.

Hulet, A., B. A. Roundy, S. L. Petersen, R. R. Jensen, and S. C. Bunting. 2013. Assessing the relationship between ground measurements and object-based image analysis of land cover classes in pinyon and juniper woodlands. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 79:799-808.

Madsen, M. D., S. J. Kostka, A. Hulet, B. E. Mackey, M. A. Harrison, and M. F. McMillan. 2013. Surfactant seed coating—a strategy to improve turf grass establishment on water repellent soils. International Symposium on Adjuvants for Agrochemicals. Foz do Iguacu, Brazil – April 22-16, 2013 Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings.

Hulet, A., B. A. Roundy, and B. Jessop. 2010. Crested wheatgrass control and native plant establishment in Utah. Rangeland Ecology and Management 63:450-460.

Research Projects

Restoring sage-grouse habitat after fire: success of different restoration methods across an elevation gradient; Southeastern Oregon, USA (2014-present)

Seed enhancement technologies: a novel approach to enhancing sagebrush seedling emergence; Great Basin, USA (2012-present)

Bunchgrass mortality in Wyoming big sagebrush communities following wildfire events. Northern Great Basin Experimental Range, Oregon, USA (2012-present)

Pinon and Juniper Tree Mastication Effects in the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau, Utah, USA (2011-2014)

Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP); Great Basin, USA (sagestep.org) (2006-present)

Characterize Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. Great Basin, USA (2009-2012)

Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project, Diversification of Crested Wheatgrass Stands in Utah. Utah, USA. (2006-2009)

Outreach Projects

Delivered invited presentation at The Next Steppe: Sage-grouse and Rangeland Wildfire in the Great Basin Conference, Boise, ID. November 2014: The Use of Seed Enhancement Technologies to Improve Sagebrush Establishment across an Elevation Gradient.

Delivered invited presentation at The Society for Range Management Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA. February 2015: Restoring Sagebrush after Mega-Fire.

Field Instructor, Science in the Sagebrush Steppe: A Rangeland Management Event Out on the Range. Northern Great Basin Experimental Range, OR. April 2014 and 2015.

Field Instructor, High Desert Youth Range Camp. Northern Great Basin Experimental Range, OR. June 2013, 2014, and 2015.


Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 11111-1138

Phone: 111-111-8981

Fax: 111-111-5534

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Natural Resources

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