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Chapter 15: Monitoring the effects of fire on nonnative invasive plant speciesAuthor(s): Steve Sutherland
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. 281-292
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionMonitoring, as defined by Elzinga and others (1998), is "the collection and analysis of repeated observations or measurements to evaluate changes in condition and progress towards meeting a management objective." Analyses of monitoring data may indicate that a project is meeting land management goals, or it may indicate that goals are not being met and management methods need to be adapted to reach them. Monitoring is an essential step in adaptive management (Chong and others 2006). For many federal agencies, monitoring is required by Agency or Congressional mandates (Elzinga and others 1998).
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CitationSutherland, Steve. 2008. Chapter 15: Monitoring the effects of fire on nonnative invasive plant species. 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. 281-292
Keywordsecosystem, fire effects, fire management, fire regime, fire severity, fuels, grass/fire cycle, invasibility, invasiveness, monitoring, nonnative species, plant community
- Chapter 1: Fire and nonnative invasive plants-introduction
- Chapter 4: Use of fire to manage populations of nonnative invasive plants
- Chapter 14: Effects of fire suppression and postfire management activities on plant invasions
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