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Forecasting Agriculturally Driven Global Environmental Change
Should past dependences of the global environmental impacts of agriculture on human population and consumption continue, 109 hectares of natural ecosystems would be converted to agriculture by 2050, accompanied by 2.4- to 2.7-fold increases in nitrogen- and phosphorus-driven eutrophication of terrestrial, freshwater, and near-shore marine ecosystems.
Biological invasions by exotic grasses, the grass/fire cycle, and global change
Biological invasions into wholly new regions are a consequence of a far reaching but underappreciated component of global environmental change, the human-caused breakdown of biogeographic barriers to…
Plant invasions — the role of mutualisms
- D. Richardson, N. Allsopp, C. D’Antonio, S. Milton, M. Rejmánek
- Environmental ScienceBiological Reviews of The Cambridge Philosophical…
- 1 February 2000
The view that tightly coevolved, plant‐vertebrate seed dispersal systems are extremely rare is supported and perspectives on mutualisms in screening protocols will improve the ability to predict whether a given plant species could invade a particular habitat.
Effects of Invasive Alien Plants on Fire Regimes
A multiphase model describing the interrelationships between plant invaders and fire regimes is presented, a system for evaluating the relative effects of invaders and prioritizing them for control is provided, and ways to restore pre-invasion fire regime properties are recommended.
INTRODUCED SPECIES: A SIGNIFICANT COMPONENT OF HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL CHANGE
It is suggested that biological invasions by notorious species like the zebra mussel, and its many less-famous counterparts, have become so widespread as to represent a significant component of global environmental change.
The Report of the Ecological Society of America Committee on the Scientific Basis for Ecosystem Management
Ecosystem management is management driven by explicit goals, executed by policies, protocols, and practices, and made adaptable by monitoring and research based on our best understanding of the…
Elton revisited: a review of evidence linking diversity and invasibility
It is found that much of the historical work that has contributed to the perception that diverse communities are less invasible, including Elton's observations and MacArthur's species-packing and diversity-stability models is based on controversial premises.
Fire in the Earth System
What is known and what is needed to develop a holistic understanding of the role of fire in the Earth system are reviewed, particularly in view of the pervasive impact of fires and the likelihood that they will become increasingly difficult to control as climate changes.
Introduced annual grass increases regional fire activity across the arid western USA (1980–2009)
- J. Balch, B. Bradley, C. D’Antonio, J. Gómez-Dans
- Environmental ScienceGlobal Change Biology
- 1 January 2013
It is demonstrated that cheatgrass invasion has substantially altered the regional fire regime in the Great Basin, USA, and this study is the first to document recent cheatgrass-driven fire regimes at a regional scale.
The human dimension of fire regimes on Earth
An historical framework is provided to promote understanding of the development and diversification of fire regimes, covering the pre-human period, human domestication of fire, and the subsequent transition from subsistence agriculture to industrial economies.