Use of fire to manage populations of nonnative invasive plants [Chapter 4]
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): P. M. Rice; Jane Kapler Smith
Editor(s): Kristin L. Zouhar; Jane Kapler Smith; Steve Sutherland; Matthew L. Brooks
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire adaptations (plants)
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • forest management
  • grasslands
  • herbicides
  • histories
  • invasive species
  • litter
  • mortality
  • phenology
  • plant communities
  • post fire recovery
  • regeneration
  • resprouting
  • season of fire
  • seed dormancy
  • seed germination
  • seeds
  • soil management
  • soils
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Record Last Modified: November 21, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 47926
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23952
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-42 v.6
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From the Conclusions (p.60) ... 'To determine if fire can be used to reduce invasions by nonnative species, precise knowledge of invasive plant morphology, phenology, and life history must be combined with knowledge of the invaded site, its community composition, condition, and fire regime. Nonnative species that survive and/or reproduce successfully in burned areas are not likely to be suppressed by fire alone unless some aspect of the fire regime (usually season, frequency, or severity) can be manipulated to stress the nonnative without stressing the native species. This kind of treatment is most likely to succeed in ecosystems where the native plant community responds well to fire. Burning has been used with some success in grasslands and to prepare a site dominated by nonnative invasive species for planting of desired species.'

Rice, P. M., and J. K. Smith. 2008. Use of fire to manage populations of nonnative invasive plants [Chapter 4], 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. 47-60.