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Fire, native species, and soil resource interactions influence the spatio�temporal invasion pattern of Bromus tectorum

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Steve Sutherland, Michael J Gundale, and Thomas H DeLuca, Fire, native species, and soil resource interactions influence the spatio�temporal invasion pattern of Bromus tectorum: .

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Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) is an invasive annual that occupies perennial grass and shrub communities throughout the western United States. Bronus tectorum exhibits an intriguing spatio-temporal pattern of invasion in low elevation ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa/bunchgrass communities in western Montana where it forms dense rings beneath solitary pines following fire. This pattern provides a unique opportunity to investigate several indirect effects of native vegetation that influence the invasion pattern of B. tectorum, and specifically how native species, disturbance, and soil resources interact to influence the spatio-temporal pattern of invasion. We established four replicate field sites, each containing burned-tree, burned-grass, [...]

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