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Author(s):
Gail Wells
Year Published:

Cataloging Information

Topic(s):
Fire Ecology
Invasive Species
Fire Effects
Ecological - Second Order
Ecosystem(s):
Juniper woodland, Sagebrush steppe

NRFSN number: 12131
FRAMES RCS number: 14836
Record updated:

JFSP-funded researchers are exploring the ecological functioning of sagebrush-steppe communities in the Great Basin and other places in the dry Intermountain West. Their work is helping managers effectively use tools such as tree mastication and prescribed fire to help these communities become more resilient in the face of invasive weeds. Other research is finding ways to reestablish native vegetation on sites where weedy invaders have pushed the community past the point where it can recover on its own.

Citation

Wells, Gail. 2008. Big changes in the Great Basin. Joint Fire Science Program; Fire Science Digest. June 2008(3): 1-11.

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