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Title: Long-term effects of seeding after wildfire on vegetation in Great Basin shrubland ecosystems

Author: Knutson, Kevin C.; Pyke, David A.; Wirth, Troy A.; Arkle, Robert S.; Pilliod, David S.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Grace, James B.;

Date: 2014

Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12309.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Invasive annual grasses alter fire regimes in shrubland ecosystems of the western USA, threatening ecosystem function and fragmenting habitats necessary for shrub-obligate species such as greater sage-grouse. Post-fire stabilization and rehabilitation treatments have been administered to stabilize soils, reduce invasive species spread and restore or establish sustainable ecosystems in which native species are well represented. Long-term effectiveness of these treatments has rarely been evaluated.

Keywords: aerial seeding, Artemisia tridentata, Bromus, cheatgrass, drill seeding, exotic annuals, non-native annuals, restoration, sagebrush, semi-arid

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Knutson, Kevin C.; Pyke, David A.; Wirth, Troy A.; Arkle, Robert S.; Pilliod, David S.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; Grace, James B. 2014. Long-term effects of seeding after wildfire on vegetation in Great Basin shrubland ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12309.

 


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