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Keyword: sagebrush steppe

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.).