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    Author(s): Matthew L. Brooks
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 6. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 269-280
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    This chapter explains how various fire suppression and postfire management activities can increase or decrease the potential for plant invasions following fire. A conceptual model is used to summarize the basic processes associated with plant invasions and show how specific fire management activities can be designed to minimize the potential for invasion. The recommendations provided are focused specifically on invasive plant management, although other considerations can take precedence under certain situations. Every fire presents a unique combination of site history and management goals, and the approaches adopted for management always involve tradeoffs between alternative combinations of management actions. The information in this chapter is designed to help land managers make more informed decisions on integrating invasive plant management into fire suppression and postfire management operations.

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    Brooks, Matthew L. 2008. Chapter 14: Effects of fire suppression and postfire management activities on plant invasions. In: Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 6. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 269-280

    Keywords

    ecosystem, fire effects, fire management, fire regime, fire severity, fuels, grass/fire cycle, invasibility, invasiveness, monitoring, nonnative species, plant community

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