Simulating the impacts of altered fire regimes and landscape structure on the invasion of Paulownia tomentosa in the Southern AppalachiansAuthor(s): Weimin Xi; Szu-Hung Chen; John D. Waldron; Charles W. Lafon; David M. Cairns; Maria D. Tchakerian; Kier D. Klepzig; Robert N. Coulson
Source: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 104.
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The southern Appalachian forests have long been under multiple environmental threats, including periodic fires, insect outbreaks, and more recently, increased invasion by exotic invasive plants. Past studies suggested these multiple disturbances interact to shape the species-rich forest landscape, and hypothesized that the changed fire regimes, interacting with increasing landscape fragmentation, may insert complex influences on patterns and processes of the invasion.
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CitationXi, Weimin; Chen, Szu-Hung; Waldron, John D.; Lafon, Charles W.; Cairns, David M.; Tchakerian, Maria D.; Klepzig, Kier D.; Coulson, Robert N. 2009. Simulating the impacts of altered fire regimes and landscape structure on the invasion of Paulownia tomentosa in the Southern Appalachians
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