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Germination and establishment ecology of big sagebrush: Implications for community restoration

Author(s): Susan E. Meyer
Year Published: 1994
Description:

Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) seedling recruitment is limited by seed production and dispersal in space and time, by genetic constraints of specific ecotypes, and by environmental factors that include weather, microsite attributes, soil microbiota, herbivory, and inter- and intraspecific competition. Establishing this species from seed on degraded wildlands requires use of site-adapted ecotypes, manipulation of seedbed conditions to provide favorable microsites, and reduction of early competition from both annual grass weeds and seeded species.

Citation: Meyer, Susan E. 1994, Germination and establishment ecology of big sagebrush: Implications for community restoration. In: Monsen, Stephen B.; Kitchen, Stanley G., compilers. Proceedings Symposium on Management, Ecology, and Restoration of lntermountain Annual Rangelands, Boise, ID, May 18-21, 1992.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Fuels, Fuels Inventory & Monitoring, Management Approaches, Adaptive Management
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
NRFSN number: 15421
Record updated: Jan 22, 2020