Spatiotemporal patterns of cheatgrass invasion in Colorado Plateau National Parks

Landscape Ecology
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Abstract

Exotic annual grasses are transforming native arid and semi-arid ecosystems globally by accelerating fire cycles that drive vegetation state changes. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), a particularly widespread and aggressive exotic annual grass, is a key management target in national parks of the western United States due to its impacts on wildfire and biodiversity loss. Cheatgrass is known for its high interannual variability and can grow in a wide range of conditions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Spatiotemporal patterns of cheatgrass invasion in Colorado Plateau National Parks
Series title Landscape Ecology
DOI 10.1007/s10980-019-00817-8
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Southwest Biological Science Center
Description 17 p.
First page 1
Last page 17
Country United States
State Colorado
Other Geospatial Colorado Plateau