Effects of fuel and vegetation management activities on nonnative invasive plants [Chapter 13]
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Erik J. Martinson; Molly E. Hunter; J. P. Freeman; Philip N. Omi
Editor(s): Kristin L. Zouhar; Jane Kapler Smith; Steve Sutherland; Matthew L. Brooks
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • fire resistant plants
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel breaks
  • fuel management
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • ignition
  • invasive species
  • land use
  • overstory
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • population density
  • range management
  • rate of spread
  • shrublands
  • southern California
  • subalpine forests
  • surface fires
  • thinning
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FRAMES Record Number: 47882
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23898
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TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-42 v.6
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From the Summary (p.267) ... 'Nonnative species that establish after disturbances on low frequency crown fire regimes may become persistent members of the vegetation community. While opportunities for establishment of nonnative species may be currently rare in the coldest and most remote of these ecosystems, such as boreal and subalpine forests, nonnative species have already become dominant in more favorable environments, such as some shrublands in the Great Basin and southern California. Nonnative species are favored by traditional fuel treatments that focus on removal of woody vegetation from these shrubland systems, and the undesirable influence of nonnative grasses on fire hazard is evident. Thus the only effective fuel treatments in crown-fire regime ecosysems that have been altered by a grass/fire cycle may be those that focus on eradication of nonnative species themselves.'

Martinson, E. J., M. E. Hunter, J. P. Freeman, and P. N. Omi. 2008. Effects of fuel and vegetation management activities on nonnative invasive plants [Chapter 13], in K Zouhar, JK Smith, S Sutherland, and ML Brooks eds., Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-volume 6, p. 261-267.