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Invasive plants in Arizona's forests and woodlands

Rogstad, Alix; DeGomez, Tom; Sieg, Carolyn Hull. 2007. Invasive plants in Arizona's forests and woodlands. Climate change and variability in southwest ecosystem series. Tuscon, AZ: The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 5 p.

Climate is critically linked to vegetation dynamics at many different spatial and temporal scales across the desert Southwest. Small-scale, short duration monsoon season thunderstorms can bring much needed precipitation to small patches of vegetation or can initiate widespread flooding. Long-term variations in climate related to ocean circulation patterns can create multi-decade wet or dry periods that can promote large-scale, episodes of recruitment of certain species (wet periods) or large-

Keywords: climate change, invasive plants, Arizona

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Invasive plants in Arizona's forests and woodlands
Electronic Publish Date: May 5, 2009
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