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Rooting Depths of Plants Relative to Biological and Environmental Factors

Rooting Depths of Plants Relative to Biological and Environmental Factors  Teralene S. Foxx, Gail D. Tierney, Joel M. Williams. 1984 In 1981-1982, an extensive bibliographic study was done to document rooting depths of native plants in the United State.  The data base contained over 1000 citations and approximately 12,000 data elements.  In this paper the data were analyzed for rooting depths as related to life form, soil type, geographic region, root type, family, root depth to sheet height ratios, and root depth to root lateral ratios.

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Root Lengths of Plants on Los Alamos National Labarotory Lands

Root Length of Plants on Los Alamos National Laboratory Lands.  Gail D. Tierney and Teralene S. Foxx 1997 This study provided limited, quantitative information on the root morphology and root depth characteristics of twenty-two common southwestern plants represented in the high desert region of New Mexico.  Maximum root lengths were compared to over-story dimensions.

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Touched by Fire

Touched by Fire; Renewal of a Landscape and a Community, As part of the 10th anniversary after the Cerro Grande fire, the author interviewed various community members about their journey of recovery.  After the fire people shared their experiences with family, friends, and even strangers.  Many did not see their stories as important, yet the stories were told: stories of evacuation, stories of loss, stories of compassion, and stories of miracles.  Experts say it takes eighteen months to three years for people to recover from a life-changing event.  I wanted to understand where we were as a community ten years […]

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Los Alamos County

Amphibians and Reptiles of Los Alamos County, New Mexico. 1999. Teralene Foxx, Timothy Haarmann, and David Keller.  Los Alamos National Laboratory. LA-13626-MS. Studies have shown that amphibians and reptiles are good indicators of environmental health.  This publication provides baseline information about reptiles and amphibians of the Pajarito Plateau

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Flowering Plants of the Southwestern Woodlands

ISBN: 978-0964570313

Flowering Plants of the Southwestern Woodlands, 1995. Teralene Foxx and Dorothy Hoard. Otowi Press, Los Alamos. Presently out of print, this book provides identification for approximately plant species found in the mountains of northern New Mexico.  Illustrations are done by Dorothy Hoard, photographs by Teralene Foxx.

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Old-Field Plant Succession of the Pajarito Plateau

Old-Field Plant Succession on the Pajarito Plateau, Teralene Foxx, Gail Tierney, Mary Mullen, Mary Salisbury. 1997. Eight fallow historic fields of the ponderosa pine and piñon-juniper cover types were survey to determine species composition and distribution. The purpose of the study was to understand plant success on old fields as related to mechanically manipulated sites.

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Lest We Forget

The Cerro Grande Fire of 2000, resulted in  evacuation of the community of Los Alamos and the loss of over 400 structures.  The White Rock United Church had four families associated with church that lost their homes.  Others were affected because of losses of family member homes.  The evacuation was an experience nearly all in the community. This book is a compilation of stories of church members, their experiences with loss, and the spiritual support they got from those around them and communities near and far.  I compiled this book because I realized that once life returned to the daily […]

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The La Mesa Fire

The La Mesa Fire, Studies and Observations from 1975 through 2012.  2013.  Teralene Foxx, Leslie Hansen, Rebecca Oertel, Collin Haffey, Kay Beeley.  Los Alamos National Laboratory, LA-UR-13-24499. For the past 37 years, I have studied wildfire recovery in plots established in 1975 in Bandelier National Monument.  This document compiles my observations, matching photography, and thoughts about the role of fire in the ecosystem. This technical report has been published at www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084501/ by the U. S. Department of Energy

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La Mesa Fire Symposium

In 1977, the first large fire in 80 years within Bandelier National Monument took place burning over 15,000 acres.  It was named the La Mesa fire.  The symposium was held at Los Alamos National Laboratory and co-sponsored by the National Park Service, and Southwest Fire Council.  The Symposium examined changes in vegetation, soil, cultural resources, chemical quality, aquatic invertebrates, small mammals, and avifauna after the La Mesa Fire.

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Keeping the Fires of Faith Alive

Keeping the Fires of Faith Alive, Telling Biblical Stories, compiled by Pam Maben and Cover by Teralene Foxx. Contributions of members of the School of Sacred Storytelling. 2003. Sharing of stories that were told in seminars lead by Robert Bela Wilhelm of the School of Sacred Storytelling. Through the book we have tried to capture some of the stories of the various participants by putting them down in written form.

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Historical Botany of the Romero Cabin

Gail D. Tierney and Teralene S. Foxx In the late 1980s, the Romeo Cabin, an early 20th century log cabin on the Pajarito Plateau in northern New Mexico moved to its present site near the Los Alamos Historical Museum. This was due rerouting of a road.  At the time, the foundation of the cabin and other related structures were excavated to determine the subsistence patterns of early homesteaders of the Plateau. This report was based upon five disciplinary points of view-history, homesteaders of the Plateau. This report was based upon five disciplinary points of view-history, ethnography, archaeology, botany, and ecology.

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Fire Effects on Plants of the Jemez Mountains and the Pajarito Plateau

Fire Effects on Plants of the Jemez Mountains and Pajarito Plateau. 2013. Foxx, Teralene S. and Leslie Hansen. Los Alamos National Laboratory, LA-UR-13-24500. Over the 37 years of observing ecological recovery after wildfire, I have been amazed at  the resiliency of nature.  This publication documents a number of plant species and their recovery after fire. This technical report has been published at www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1084502/ by the U. S. Department of Energy.

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Art of Biblical Storytelling

Edited by Teralene S. Foxx  contributions by the members of the School of Sacred Storytelling. 2000. In this book we share the different approaches, different ideas, and different techniques that storytellers use to bring the biblical story alive to the teller and the hearers.

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Out of the Ashes – A Story of Natural Recovery

This booklet was written immediately after the Cerro Grande Fire to help people understand the importance of fire in the ecosystem and the recovery of the landscape.  The full color booklet was given to all the employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory and was also taken to other communities. Lest We Forget, Stories of the White Rock United Methodist Church and the Cerro Grande Fire, May 2000.  The Cerro Grande Fire of 2000, caused evacuation of the community of Los Alamos and the loss of over 400 structures.  The White Rock United Church had four families associated with church that […]

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The Forest and the Fire

This children’s book came about because of the experiences my daughters and I had working in the field of fire ecology.  Alison, my oldest daughter, spent many days of her childhood accompanying me into the field as I studied the effects of fire on the forest in Bandelier National Monument. The study began in 1975 when my daughter was 10 and continued for 37 years.  In 1977, I first experience the grief of loss of landscape when a small fire, named the La Mesa Fire, raced through my study area.  That grief quickly became a sense of awe when I […]

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Jedidiah’s Gift

Jedidiah’s Gift, Teralene Foxx, illustrations by Teralene Foxx. This little Christmas story was written for the children of White Rock United Methodist Church in Los Alamos, NM.  Jedidiah is a little mouse who lives in the stable and observes the miracle of Christ’s birth.  He does not think he has a gift to give because he is just a little mouse, but he does. This is a self published, children’s book that can be obtained from the Author.

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