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Long-term effects of seeding after wildfire on vegetation in Great Basin shrubland ecosystemsAuthor(s): Kevin C. Knutson; David A. Pyke; Troy A. Wirth; Robert S. Arkle; David S. Pilliod; Matthew L. Brooks; Jeanne C. Chambers; James B. Grace
Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12309.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionInvasive 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.
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CitationKnutson, 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.
Keywordsaerial seeding, Artemisia tridentata, Bromus, cheatgrass, drill seeding, exotic annuals, non-native annuals, restoration, sagebrush, semi-arid
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