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Ecosystem impacts of exotic annual invaders in the Genus Bromus

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Matthew J. Germino, Jayne Belnap, John M. Stark, Edith B. Allen, and Benjamin M. Rau, 2016, Ecosystem impacts of exotic annual invaders in the Genus Bromus: Springer International Publishing.

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An understanding of the impacts of exotic plant species on ecosystems is necessary to justify and guide efforts to limit their spread, restore natives, and plan for conservation. Invasive annual grasses such as Bromus tectorum, B. rubens, B. hordeaceus, and B. diandrus (hereafter collectively referred to as Bromus) transform the structure and function of ecosystems they dominate. Experiments that prove cause-and-effect impacts of Bromus are rare, yet inferences can be gleaned from the combination of Bromus-ecosystem associations, ecosystem condition before/after invasion, and an understanding of underlying mechanisms. Bromus typically establishes in bare soil patches and can eventually replace perennials such as woody species or bunchgrasses, [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24930-8

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