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Exotic, native and seeded species and soil biotic community response to post-fire seedings in northern UtahAuthor(s): Megan Taylor
Source: Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming. Thesis. 96 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionPost-fire seeding of native species is intended to reduce weed entry, yet few studies have addressed the impacts of seeding methods on the establishment and persistence of exotic annuals. In summers of 2010 and 2011, we investigated productivity of exotic annuals across rehabilitation seedings that were established on the Scooby Wildfire site in northern Utah. The site, which was formerly dominated by Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ssp. wyomingensis Beetle & Young (Wyoming big sagebrush), burned in September 2008. Experimental treatments were applied in November 2008 and February 2009 to compare rangeland drill and minimum-till drill seedings of native grasses, forbs, and shrubs.
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CitationTaylor, Megan, M. 2013. Exotic, native and seeded species and soil biotic community response to post-fire seedings in northern Utah. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming. Thesis. 96 p.
Keywordspost-fire seeding, native species, soil, biomass
- Seeding considerations in restoring big sagebrush habitat
- Postfire drill-seeding of Great Basin plants: Effects of contrasting drills on seeded and nonseeded species
- Equipment and strategies to enhance the post-wildfire establishment and persistence of Great Basin native plants
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