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A comparison of modeled and measured impacts of resource manipulations for control of Bromus tectorum in sagebrush steppe

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Mata-Gonzalez, R, Hunter, R G, Coldren, C L, McLendon, T, and Paschke, Mark W, A comparison of modeled and measured impacts of resource manipulations for control of Bromus tectorum in sagebrush steppe: .

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The EDYS (ecological dynamics simulation) model was used to simulate vegetation growth resulting from different experimental treatments for Bromus tectorum control at Yakima Training Center, Washington. The treatments tested in the field for 4 years were seeding, sucrose application, and a combination of seeding and sucrose application. These treatments included burning to favor their implementation. A control plant community with no manipulations was also monitored in the study. The simulations of plant production were not significantly different from the observed field results in 90% of the comparisons, supporting the validity of the model. In long-term simulations, the population of B. tectorum ceased to dominate the plant community [...]

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