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dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Matthew L.
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Jeanne C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T07:02:58Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T07:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-01
dc.identifier.citationBrooks, M. L., & Chambers, J. C. (2011). Resistance to invasion and resilience to fire in desert shrublands of North America. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 64(5), 431-438.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/REM-D-09-00165.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/642888
dc.description.abstractSettlement by Anglo-Americans in the desert shrublands of North America resulted in the introduction and subsequent invasion of multiple nonnative grass species. These invasions have altered presettlement fire regimes, resulted in conversion of native perennial shrublands to nonnative annual grasslands, and placed many native desert species at risk. Effective management of these ecosystems requires an understanding of their ecological resistance to invasion and resilience to fire. Resistance and resilience differ among the cold and hot desert shrublands of the Great Basin, Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts in North America. These differences are largely determined by spatial and temporal patterns of productivity but also are affected by ecological memory, severity and frequency of disturbance, and feedbacks among invasive species and disturbance regimes. Strategies for preventing or managing invasive plant/fire regimes cycles in desert shrublands include: 1) conducting periodic resource assessments to evaluate the probability of establishment of an altered fire regime; 2) developing an understanding of ecological thresholds associate within invasion resistance and fire resilience that characterize transitions from desirable to undesirable fire regimes; and 3) prioritizing management activities based on resistance of areas to invasion and resilience to fire.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectChihuahuan Desert
dc.subjectecological resilience
dc.subjectGreat Basin Desert
dc.subjectMojave Desert
dc.subjectSonoran Desert
dc.titleResistance to Invasion and Resilience to Fire in Desert Shrublands of North America
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume64
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage431-438
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T07:02:58Z


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