Roundy, Bruce

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

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5023  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-8137

Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Honors and Awards
  • College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University : Outstanding Research Award
  • Society for Range Management : Advisor to Nathan Cline who won first place in the PhD poster contest
  • Society for Range management : Outstanding Achievement Award-Research/Academia
 Courses Taught

Winter 2017
  • PWS 553: Restoration Ecology Section 001
  • REL A 121: The Book of Mormon Section 008, 017
Summer 2016
  • PWS 799R: Doctoral Dissertation Section 001
Spring 2016
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 002
Winter 2016
  • PWS 411: Watershed Management Section 001
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 010

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Roundy BA, Madsen MD. 2016. Frost dynamics of sagebrush steppe soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 80:1403-1410.  doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.03.0087

Buck RL, Webb BL, Jolley VD, Roundy BA, Geary B. 2016. Comparing traditional soil extraction with ion exchange resin capsules for determining sulfur bioavailability in semiarid, low-fertility soils. Soil Science. 181(1):39-43. <website> doi:10.1097/SS.0000000000000137

Hardegree SP, Jones TA, Roundy BA, Shaw NL, Monaco TA. 2016. Assessment of range planting as a conservation practice. Rangeland Ecology & Management. :237-247. <website> doi:www.elsevier.com/locate/jrama.2016.04.007

Roundy DB, Hulet A, Roundy BA, Jensen RR, Hinkle JB, Crook L, Petersen SL. 2016. Estimating pinyon and juniper cover across Utah using NAIP imagery. AIM Environmental Science. 3:765-777.  doi:10.3934/environsci.2016.4.765

Ott JE, Cox RD, Shaw NL, Newingham BA, Ganguli AC, Pellant M, Roundy BA, Eggett DL. 2016. Post-fire seeding of Great Basin native plants: Using conventional and minimum-till rangeland drills. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 69:373-385.  doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.05.001

Roundy BA, Farmer M, Olson J, Petersen SL, Nelson DR, Davis J, Vernon J. 2016. Runoff and sediment response to tree control and seeding on a high erosion potential site in Utah: evidence for reversal of an abiotic threshold. Ecohydrology. :1-9. <website> doi:DOI 10.1002/ECO.1775

Aanderud ZT, Schoolmaster DR, Bybee J, Campbell T, Roundy BA. 2016. Soils mediate the impact of fine woody debris on invasive and native grasses as whole trees are mcechanically shredded into firebreaks in pinon-juniper woodlands. Journal of Arid Environments. 137:60-68. <website>

Bybee J, Roundy BA, Young KR, Hulet A, Roundy DB, Crook L, Aanderud ZT, Eggett DL, Cline NL. 2016. Vegetation response to pinyon and juniper tree shredding. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 69:224-234. <website> doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rama.2016.01.007

Madsen MD, Zvirzdin DL, Petersen SL, Hopkins BG, Roundy BA. 2015. Anchor Chaining’s Influence on Soil Hydrology and Seeding Success in Burned Pinon-Juniper Woodlands. 68(3):231-240.  doi:10.1016/j.rama.2015.03.010

Young KR, Roundy BA, Bunting S, Eggett D. 2015. Utah juniper and two-needle piñon reduction alters fuels loads. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 24:236-248. <website>

McIver J, Brunson M, Bunting S, Chambers J, Doescher P, Grace J, Hulet A, Johnson D, Knick S, Miller R, et al. 2014. A synopsis of short-term response to alternative restoration treatments in sagebrush-steppe: The SageSTEP project. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:584-598. <website>

Roundy BA, Young KR, Cline N, Hulet A, Miller RF, Tausch RJ, Chambers JC, Rau B. 2014. Piñon-juniper reduction increases soil water availability of the resource growth pool. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:495-505. <website>

Chambers JC, Miller RF, Board D, Grace JB, Pyke D, Roundy BA, Schupp EW, Tausch RJ. 2014. Resilience and resistance of sagebrush ecosystems: Implications for state and transition models and management treatments. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:440-454. <website>

Rau BM, Chambers JC, Pyke DA, Roundy BA, Schupp EW, Doescher P, Caldwell TG. 2014. Soil resources influence vegetation and response to fire and fire-surrogate treatments in sagebrush-steppe ecosystems. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:506-521. <website>

Roundy BA, Miller RF, Tausch RJ, Young KR, Hulet A, Rau B, Jessop B, Chambers JC, Eggett DL. 2014. Understory cover responses to piñon-juniper treatments across tree dominance gradients in the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:482-494. <website>

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Jensen RR, Bunting S. 2014. Utilizing National Agricultural Image Program data to estimate tree cover and biomass of piñon and juniper woodlands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 67:563-572. <website>

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Jensen RR, Bunting SC. 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.

Madsen MD, Zvirzden DL, Roundy BA, Kotska SJ. 2014. Improving reseeding success after catastrophic wildfire with surfactant seed coating technology. American Society for Testing and Materials. 33:44-55.

Young KR, Roundy BA, Eggett DL. 2014. Mechanical mastication of Utah juniper encroaching sagebrush steppe increases inorganic soil N. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. <website>

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

Hardegree SP, Moffet CA, Flerchinger GN, Cho J, Roundy BA, Jones TA, James JJ, Clark PE, Pierson FB. 2013. Hydrothermal assessment of temporal variability in seedbed microclimate. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66:127-135.

Young K, Roundy BA, Eggett DL. 2013. Plant establishment in masticated Utah juniper woodlands. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66:597-607.

Young K, Roundy BA, Eggett DL. 2013. Tree reduction and debris from mastication of Utah juniper alter the soil climate in sagebrush steppe. Forest Ecology and Management. 310:777-785.

Madsen MD, Petersen SL, Fernelius KJ, Roundy BA, Taylor AG, Hopkins BG. 2012. Influence of soil water repellency on seedling emergence and plant survival in a burned semi-arid woodland. Arid Land Research and Management. 26:236-249.

Madsen MD, Petersen SL, Roundy BA, Taylor AG, Hopkins BG. 2012. Comparison of post-fire soil water repellency amelioration strategies on bluebunch wheatgrass and cheatgrass survival. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65(2):182-188.

Rawlins JK, Roundy BA, Davis SM, Eggett DL. 2011. Predicting germination in semi-arid seedbeds I. Thermal germination models. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 76:60-67. <website>

Rawlins JK, Roundy BA, Eggett DL, Cline NL. 2011. Predicting germination in semi-arid wildland seedbeds II. Field validation of wet thermal models. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 76:68-73. <website>

Madsen MD, Zvirzden DL, Petersen SL, Roundy BA, Hopkins BG, Chandler DG. 2011. Soil water repellency within a burned piñon-juniper woodland: spatial distribution, severity, and ecohydrologic implications. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 75:1543-1553. <website>

Madsen MD, Zvirzden DL, Davis BD, Petersen SL, Roundy BA. 2011. Feature extraction techniques for measuring piñon and juniper tree cover and density, and comparison with field-based surveys. Environmental Management. 47:766-776.

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

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Pierson FB, Kormos P, Williams CJ. 2010. Hydrologic response to mechanical shredding in a juniper woodland. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63:467-477. <website>

Fugal R, Anderson VJ, Roundy BA. 2010. Exotic grass and shrub production evaluation and llama preference on the Bolivian Altiplano. Small Ruminant Research. 94:150-160.

Taylor JR, Roundy BA, Allen PS, Meyer SE, Eggett Dl. 2007. Soil water sensor accuracy for predicting seedling emergence using a hydrothermal time model. Arid Land Research and Management 21:229-243. 21:229-243.

Book Chapter

Hardegree SP, Jones TA, Roundy BA, Shaw NL, Monaco TA. 2011. Assessment of Range Planting as a Conservation Practice. David D. Briske, editor. Conservation Benefits of Rangeland Practices: Assessment, recommendations, and Knowledge Gaps. Lawrence, Kansas: Allen Press. p. 171-212

Conference Proceedings

Fernelious KJ, Madsen MD, Russell KA, Roundy BA, Hopkins BG. 2015. Effects of Post-Fire Soil Hydrophobicity on Inorganic Soil Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycling. Brookings, SD: International Plant Nutrient Institute. <website>

Whittaker A, Roundy BA, Chambers J, Meyer S, Blank RR, Kitchen SG, Korfmacher J. 2008. The effect of herbaceous species removal, fire, and cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on soil water availability in sagebrush steppe. Kitchen, S. G., R. L. Pendleton, T. A. Monaco, J. Vernon, compilers, editors. Fort Collins, Colorado: USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. <website>

Presentations

Richardson W, Madsen MD, Phillips K, Roundy BA, Whitaker D. The use of predictive modeling to establish the practicality of coating seeds with abscisic acid. Annual Meeting for the Society for Range Management. 2017 .

Boswell A, Petersen SL, Roundy BA, Jensen RR, Vernon J, Summers D. Rangeland monitoring using remote sensing: comparing field-based sampling and image analysis techniques. Society for Range Management Annual Conference. Corpus Christi, Texas. 2016 .

Roundy BA, Madsen MD, Badrakh T. Frost seedbed conditions on sagebrush steppe rangelands of the Great Basin. 69th Annual Meeting. Corpus Christi, Texas. 2016 .

Roundy BA. Relating environmental conditions to seeding outcomes: Challeneges and opportunities for better rangeland restoration decision-making. 69th Annual Meeting. Corpus Christi, Texas. 2016 .

Roundy BA. Vegetation restoration. Restoration Forum. Kanab, Utah. 2015 .

Roundy BA, Roundy BA, Bybee J, Young KR, Hulet A, Aanderud ZT, Cline N, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers. J. Vegetation restoration from piñon-juniper control treatments. Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies summer meeting. Reno, Nevada. 2015 .

Roundy BA. Vegetation restoration in response to piñon-juniper control treatments. Great Basin Consortium Webinar. 2015 .

Summers D, Roundy BA. Evaluating six mechanical treatments in big sagebrush 10 years post treatment in northern Utah. 68th Annual Meeting Society for Range Management. Sacramento, California. 2015 .

Badrakh T, Turmandakh Badrakh MM, Roundy BA. Improving rangeland seeding effectiveness by delaying seed germination with abscisic acid (ABA). 68th Annual Meeting Society for Range Management. Sacramento, California. 2015 .

Roundy BA. Successional trends after treating piñon-juniper encroached sagebrush steppe to reduce fuels. 68th Annual Meeting Society for Range Management. Sacramento, California. 2015 .

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Christensen WF. Using geospatial environmental characteristics to determine plant community resilience to fire and fire surrogate treatments. 68th Annual Meeting Society for Range Management. Sacramento, California. 2015 .

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Roundy BA, Balzotti. C. Using Random Forest to estimate potential cheatgrass and perennial herbaceous cover from site environmental characteristics. 68th Annual Meeting Society for Range Management. Sacramento, California. 2015 .

Madsen MD, Hulet A, Davies KW, Boyd CS, Badrakh T, Kerby JD, Roundy BA, Svejcar TJ. Seed enhancement technologies for overcoming barriers to restoration. Annual Meeting for the Society of Range Management. Sacramento, California, USA. 2015 .

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Balzotti C. Using Random Forest to estimate potential cheatgrass and perennial herbaceous cover from site environmental characteristics. Great Basin Consortium Conference. Boise, Idaho. 2015 .

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Young KR. Wet thermal time and soil water potential in the seedbeds and root zones across the sagebrush steppe ecosystem of the Great Basin. Great Basin Consortium Conference. Boise, Idaho. 2015 .

Roundy BA, Bybee J, Young KR, Hulet A, Aanderud ZT, Cline N, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers. J. Vegetation restoration from piñon-juniper control treatments. Managing pinyon-juniper expansion into sagebrush ecosystems: Next steppe for the bi-state. Minden, Nevada. 2015 .

Roundy BA. Benefits/tradeoffs of fuel control treatments. International Sage-grouse forum. Salt Lake City, Utah. 2014 .

Cline N, Roundy BA. Using geospatial environmental characteristics to determine plant community resilience to fire and fire surrogate treatments. Utah Section Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. Logan, Utah. 2014 .

Roundy BA. SageSTEP update. Prescribed fire and fuels workshop. Bear River Refuge, Utah. 2014 .

Ott JE, Shaw N, Cox RD, Pellant M, Roundy BA. Comparison of native plant seeding techniques on burned Wyoming big sagebrush sites. Society for Range Management 67th Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. 2014 .

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Young KR. Spring drying and wetting for seedling root zones in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 67th Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. 2014 .

Roundy BA, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers J, Hulet A, Young K. Effects of fuel control treatments on vegetation responses across a pinyon-juniper tree invasion gradient. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Roundy D, Hulet A, Roundy BA. Estimating pinyon and juniper tree cover using NAIP imagery across Utah. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Madsen M, Zvirzden D, Fernelius K, Roundy BA. Improving rangeland seeding success in post-fire water repellent soil using surfactant seed coating technology. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Roundy BA, Bybee J, Hulet A, Roundy D, Young K. Mechanical shredding as a fire surrogate in restoring sagebrush grasslands. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Young K, Roundy BA. Plant establishment and soil microenvironments in Utah juniper masticated woodlands. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Zvirzden D, Madsen M, Roundy BA. Post-fire soil water repellency: persistence within pinyon-juniper woodlands. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Cline N, Roundy BA. Soil temperature and available soil water characterization of sagebrush steppe seedbeds in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Shakespear W, Roundy BA. Soil water availability in pinyon-juniper communities. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL. Utilizing NAIP imagery to estimate tree cover and biomass in pinyon and juniper woodlands. Society for Range Management 66th Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, OK. 2013 .

Bybee J, Roundy BA, Hulet A, Young K, Roundy D. Understory vegetation response to mechanical mastication of pinyon and juniper woodlands. Utah Section Society for Range Management meeting. Cedar City, Utah. 2013 .

Roundy BA. Does tree cover matter when we treat pinyon-juniper to control fuels?. Factors in cost-effective restoration of sagegrouse habitat in northern Nevada. Elko, NV. 2013 .

Roundy BA, Young KR, Hulet A, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers J. Effects of fuel control treatments on vegetation responses across a pinyon- juniper tree invasion gradient. Fifth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. Portland, Oregon. 2012 .

Bybee J, Roundy BA, Young KR, Hulet A, Roundy DB. Mechanical shredding as a fire surrogate in restoring sagebrush grasslands. Fifth International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. Portland, Oregon. 2012 .

Roundy BA. Site characterization for restoration. Bureau of Land Management Course on Restoration of Sagebrush Systems. Boise, Idaho. 2012 .

Roundy BA. Does tree cover matter when we treat pinyon-juniper to control fuels?. Webinar. Intermountain West. 2012 .

Roundy BA, Young KR, Cline N, Hardegree SP, Rawlins J. Environmental effects on seedling establishment. Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. 2012 .

Roundy BA, Hulet A, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Assessing the relationship between remotely-sensed variables and field-based vegetation variables at multiple scales. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Zvirzdin DL, Madsen M, Roundy BA. Ecological site characteristics related to the formation of post-fire soil water repellency within piñon-juniper woodland. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Roundy BA, Hulet A, Young KR. Effects of fuel treatment disturbances on soil water availability and potential resilience and resistance to weed invasion of sagebrush communities. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Cline N, Roundy BA, Hardegree SP. Germination prediction from soil moisture and temperature in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Young KR, Roundy BA. Mechanically shredding Utah juniper and soil characteristics. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Roundy BA, Bybee J, Crook LA. Piñon-juniper tree mastication effects in the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Roundy BA, Hulet A, Miller R, Tausch R, Chambers J. Relating woodland fuel treatments to resilience across an invasion gradient. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Cline N, Roundy BA. Soil temperature and available soil water characterization of sagebrush steppe seedbeds in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting, 8 January-3 February 2012. Spokane, Washington. 2012 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA. Assessing the relationship between ground measurements and aerial image analysis of land cover classes in piyon and juniper woodlands. Webinar. Intermountain West. 2012 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Object-oriented segmentation and classification of high resolution imagery evaluating fire carrying fuel variables of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Great Basin. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2011 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Characterizing pinyon-juniper woodlands using high resolution imagery. SageSTEP Land Manager Workshop. Boise, Idaho. 2011 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Bunting S. Characterizing pinyon-juniper woodlands using high-resolution imagery. Interior West Fire Ecology Conference. Snowbird, UT. 2011 .

Roundy BA, Young K. Effects of fire and fuel treatments on soil water availability in sagebrush communities. Interior West Fire Ecology Conference. Snowbird, UT. 2011 .

Cline NL, Roundy BA, Hardegree SP. Germination prediction from soil moisture and temperature across the Great Basin. Interior West Fire Ecology Conference. Snowbird, Utah. 2011 .

Young K, Roundy BA. Mechanically shredding Utah juniper and soil characteristics. Interior West Fire Ecology Conference. Snowbird, UT. 2011 .

Young K, Roundy BA. Mechanically shredding Utah juniper and soil characteristics. Soil, Crop, and Environmental Sciences International Conference. San Antonio, TX. 2011 .

Young K, Roundy BA. Modeling seedling root growth of Great Basin species. Ecological Society of America annual conference. Austin, TX. 2011 .

Roundy BA. Management implications for fuel control in wooded shrublands. SageSTEP Land Manager Workshop. Boise, ID. 2011 .

Young K, Roundy BA. Modeling seedling root growth of Great basin species. Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase project annual meeting. Salt Lake City, UT. 2011 .

Hulet A, Roundy BA, Jessop B, Rawlins JK. Crested wheatgrass control and native plant establishment in Utah. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Tausch RJ, Frakes N, Miller R, Roundy BA. Geographic variation in crown structure and foliage biomass of woodland trees across the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Cline Nl, Roundy BA, Hardegree SP. Germination prediction from soil moisture and temperature data across the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Hardegree SP, Cho J, Roundy BA, Moffet C, Jones T, Shaw N, Cox R. Hydrothermal indices for classification of seedbed microclimate. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Young K, Roundy BA. Mechanically shredding Utah juniper. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Roundy DB, Young K, Roundy BA. Modeling seedling root in relation to temperature for fire rehabilitation species. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

hulet A, Roundy BA, Petersen SL, Bunting S, Jensen RR. Object-oriented segmentation and classification of high resolution imagery evaluating fire-carying variables of pinyon-juniper woodlands in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Zvirzden D, Madsen M, Roundy BA. Post-fire soil water repellency, a preliminary report: Extent and characteristics within the pinyon-juniper woodlands of the eastern Great Basin. Society for Range management 64th annual meeting. Billings, MT. 2011 .

Technical Report

Maestas JD, Roundy BA, Bates JD. 2015. Conifer removal in the sagebrush steppe: the why when, where, and how. 4th ed. <website>

Pyke DA, Chambers JC, Pellant M, Miller RF, Beck JL, Doescher PS, Schupp EW, Roundy BA, Brunson M, McIver JD. 2015. Restoration handbook for sagebrush steppe ecosystems with emphasis on great sage-grouse habitat- Part 1. Concepts for understanding and applying restoration. Circular 1416th ed. Reston, VA: US Geological Survey. <website> doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/circ1416

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