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Postfire invasion potential of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea)

Author(s): Cecilia Lynn Kinter, Brian A. Mealor, Nancy L. Shaw, Ann L. Hild
Year Published: 2007

North American sagebrush steppe communities have been transformed by the introduction of invasive annual grasses and subsequent increase in fire size and frequency. We examined the effects of wildfires and environmental conditions on the ability of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.), a perennial Eurasian composite, to invade degraded sagebrush steppe communities, largely dominated by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.).

Citation: Kinter, Cecilia Lynn; Mealor, Brian A.; Shaw, Nancy L.; Hild, Ann L. 2007. Postfire invasion potential of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea). Rangeland Ecology & Management. 60(4): 386-394.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 11455
FRAMES RCS number: 10648
Record updated: May 24, 2018