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Keyword: Bromus tectorum L.

Spatio-temporal heterogeneity and habitat invasibility in sagebrush steppe ecosystems

Publications Posted on: April 07, 2009
Bromus tectorum L. (cheatgrass) is the most widespread invasive weed in sagebrushsteppe ecosystems. Invasion by Bromus tectorum produces large-scale changes ecosystem that negatively affect seedling establishment processes. Establishment of invasive and native species plays a key role in determining community invasibility and restoration potential.

Postfire invasion potential of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea)

Publications Posted on: September 21, 2007
North American sagebrush steppe communities have been transformed by the introduction of invasive annual grasses and subsequent increase in fire size and frequency. We examined the effects of wildfires and environmental conditions on the ability of rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea L.), a perennial Eurasian composite, to invade degraded sagebrush steppe communities, largely dominated by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.).

Emergence and growth of four winterfat accessions in the presence of the exotic annual cheatgrass

Publications Posted on: August 24, 2007
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata [Pursh] A. D. J. Meeuse & Smit; synonym: Ceratoides lanata [Pursh] J. T. Howell) is a desired shrub species and an integral component of salt desert shrublands in the Intermountain West.