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Compilation of Studies Assessing Post Wildfire Seeding of Rangelands Worldwide, 1965-2010


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Pyke, D.A. and Wirth,T.A., 2017, Compilation of Studies Assessing Post Wildfire Seeding of Rangelands Worldwide, 1965-2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Mitigation of ecological damage caused by rangeland wildfires has historically been an issue restricted to the western United States. It has focused on conservation of ecosystem function through reducing soil erosion and spread of invasive plants. Effectiveness of mitigation treatments has been debated recently. We searched for literature on postfire seeding of rangelands worldwide. Literature databases searched included SCOPUS, Dissertation Abstracts, Forest Science, Tree search, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Search terms within publications included fire or wildfire in combination with seeding, rehabilitation, restoration, revegetation, stabilization, chaining, disking, drilling, invasives, weeds, cheatgrass, medusahead, [...]


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David A. Pyke, Troy A. Wirth
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FRESC Metadata Coordinator
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U.S. Geological Survey
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

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We reviewed literature from 1965-2010 to conduct a meta-analysis of seeding after wildfires to determine if seedings may (1) protect ecosystems against soil erosion and (2) reduce invasion or abundance of undesirable nonnative plant species.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7MW2F9B

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