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Spatiotemporal patterns of cheatgrass invasion in Colorado Plateau National Parks

April 16, 2019

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Spatiotemporal patterns of cheatgrass invasion in Colorado Plateau National Parks
DOI 10.1007/s10980-019-00817-8
Authors Tara B.B. Bishop, Seth M. Munson, Richard Gill, Jayne Belnap, Samuel B. St. Clair, Steven L. Petersen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Landscape Ecology
Series Number
Index ID 70203166
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southwest Biological Science Center