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Post-wildfire hazards: Understanding slope failure

View article. Across the western US, severe wildfires fueled by tinder-dry vegetation have already burned more than 3.2 million hectares (8 million acres) — an area the size of Maryland — as...

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Predicting fine-scale forage distribution for ungulate nutrition

View article. This study showed that all models provided higher predictive accuracy than chance, with an average AUC across the 20 forage species of 0.84 for distal and proximal variables and 0.81...

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Use of science in wildland fire management: Barriers and facilitators

View article. This study developed a conceptual model that describes the possible uses of science in fire management (perception, planning, forecasting, implementation, assessment, communication, and policy), common barriers to science use (lack...

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Post-fire tree mortality predicted for thick-barked but not thin-barked conifers

View article. Approximately 75% of models tested had acceptable, excellent, or outstanding predictive ability. The models that performed poorly were primarily models predicting stem mortality of angiosperms or tree mortality of thin-barked...

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Unburned remnant sagebrush vs. outplants in post-fire rehabilitation

View article. This study’s objective was to determine whether remnant/unburned sagebrush patches contribute to sagebrush recovery in surrounding burned areas surrounding them. Key Findings: While conventional wisdom is that sagebrush seeds remain...

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Climatic influences on establishment pulses of four Artemisia species in Nevada

View article. Annual growth-ring analysis was used to determine the year of establishment and the relationship between recruitment and weather events. Results indicated stand ages and locations were different (P > 0.001)...

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Variation in sagebrush communities historically seeded with crested wheatgrass in the eastern Great Basin

View article. In this study, a multivariate dataset was analyzed using principal components analysis to identify “defining factors” that best explained variation among sites. Variation was primarily attributed to an inverse relationship...

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Established perennial vegetation provides high resistance to reinvasion by exotic annual grasses

View article. In this study, exotic annual grass cover and density were greatly reduced in all treatments where perennial seedlings were planted compared with the control (no seedlings planted). Treatments including crested...

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Assessing restoration and management needs for ecosystems invaded by exotic annual Bromus species – Chapter 12

View Chapter 12 of the book, Exotic brome-grasses in arid and semiarid ecosystems of the western US: causes, consequences, and management implications. Invasive annual grass research and management in arid and semiarid ecosystems of...

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Land uses, fire, and invasion: Exotic annual Bromus and human dimensions – Chapter 11

View Chapter 11 of the book, Exotic brome-grasses in arid and semiarid ecosystems of the western US: causes, consequences, and management implications. Human land uses are the primary cause of the introduction and spread...

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