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Effects of Targeted Grazing and Prescribed Burning on Community and Seed Dynamics of a Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum)–Dominated Landscape.
Invasive Plant Sciences and Management (2012)
  • Joel M. Diamond
  • Christopher A. Call, Utah State University
  • Nora Devoe
Abstract
Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.)—dominated communities can remain as stable states for long periods, even with frequent disturbance by grazing and fire. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using targeted cattle grazing and late-season prescribed burning, alone and in combination, to reduce B. tectorum seed bank input and seed bank density and thus alter aboveground community dynamics (species composition) on a B. tectorum–dominated landscape in northern Nevada. Cattle removed 80 to 90% of standing biomass in grazed plots in May of 2005 and 2006 when B. tectorum was in the boot (phenological) stage...
Keywords
  • Cheatgrass,
  • litter,
  • seed bank,
  • seed input,
  • seedbed ecology,
  • landscape scale
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Publication Date
May, 2012
Citation Information
Joel M. Diamond, Christopher A. Call and Nora Devoe. "Effects of Targeted Grazing and Prescribed Burning on Community and Seed Dynamics of a Downy Brome (Bromus tectorum)–Dominated Landscape." Invasive Plant Sciences and Management Vol. 5 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_call/2/