Fire and nonnative invasive plants in the interior west bioregion [Chapter 8]
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): P. M. Rice; G. R. McPherson; L. J. Rew
Editor(s): Kristin L. Zouhar; Jane Kapler Smith; Steve Sutherland; Matthew L. Brooks
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • biomass
  • broadcast burning
  • chaparral
  • coniferous forests
  • deserts
  • disturbance
  • fire exclusion
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • forbs
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • invasive species
  • logging
  • mountains
  • phenology
  • physiology
  • plant communities
  • post fire recovery
  • precipitation
  • presettlement fires
  • range management
  • shrublands
  • temperature
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FRAMES Record Number: 47925
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23951
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-42 v.6
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the Conclusions (pp.171-172) ... 'The interactions of nonnative species with fire depend on many factors: (1) fire regime (season, frequency; (2) abiotic factors (pre- and postfire precipitation, temperature regimes, and edaphic attributes); (3) biotic factors (morphology, phenology, and physiology of species on and near the burned area, plus availability of propagules); and (4) site specific management practices (grazing, logging, etc.). In most cases, effective management practices are specific to a particular site, native biotic community, and nonnative invasive(s), and are best determined by people who are knowledgeable about these particulars and have monitored the effects of fire and other disturbances on invasive species in the area.'

Rice, P. M., G. R. McPherson, and L. J. Rew. 2008. Fire and nonnative invasive plants in the interior west bioregion [Chapter 8], 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. 141-173.