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Economic and social impacts of wildfires and invasive plants in American deserts: lessons from the Great Basin

Author(s): Mark W. Brunson, John A. Tanaka
Year Published: 2011
Description:

Research on the impacts of wildfire and invasive plants in rangelands has focused on biophysical rather than human dimensions of these environmental processes. We offer a synthetic perspective on economic and social aspects of wildfire and invasive plants in American deserts, focusing on the Great Basin because greater research attention has been given to the effects of cheatgrass expansion than to other desert wildfire/invasion cycles.

Citation: Brunson, Mark W.; Tanaka, John. 2011. Economic and social impacts of wildfires and invasive plants in American deserts: lessons from the Great Basin. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 64(5): 463-470.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire & Economics, Invasive Species, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
NRFSN number: 11463
FRAMES RCS number: 11000
Record updated: May 24, 2018