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Are Mojave Desert annual species equal? Resource acquisition and allocation for the invasive grass Bromus madritensis subsp. rubens (Poaceae) and two native species.
Abundance of invasive plants is often attributed to their ability ot outcompete native species. We compared resource acquisition and allocation of the invasive annual grass Bromus madritensis subsp.Expand
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The importance of physiological ecology in conservation biology.
Many of the threats to the persistence of populations of sensitive species have physiological or pathological mechanisms, and those mechanisms are best understood through the inherently integrativeExpand
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Physiological variation among native and exotic winter annual plants associated with microbiotic crusts in the Mojave Desert
Microbiotic crusts are important components of many aridland soils. Research on crusts typically focuses on the increase in soil fertility due to N-fixing micro-organisms, the stabilization of soilsExpand
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Seed banks in a degraded desert shrubland: Influence of soil surface condition and harvester ant activity on seed abundance
Abstract We compared seed banks between two contrasting anthropogenic surface disturbances (compacted, trenched) and adjacent undisturbed controls to determine whether site condition influencesExpand
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EFFECTS OF DESERT WILDFIRES ON DESERT TORTOISE (GOPHERUS AGASSIZII) AND OTHER SMALL VERTEBRATES
Abstract We report the results of standardized surveys to determine the effects of wildfires on desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) and their habitats in the northeastern Mojave Desert andExpand
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Leaf conductance decreased under free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) for three perennials in the Nevada desert
Summary •  A common response of plants to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration (CO2) is decreased leaf conductance. Consequently, leaf temperature is predicted to increase under elevated CO2.Expand
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Desert wildfire and severe drought diminish survivorship of the long-lived Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia; Agavaceae).
Extreme climate events are transforming plant communities in the desert Southwest of the United States. Abundant precipitation in 1998 associated with El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) stimulatedExpand
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Perennial vegetation data from permanent plots on the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada
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Estimating wildfire risk on a Mojave Desert landscape using remote sensing and field sampling
Predicting wildfires that affect broad landscapes is important for allocating suppression resources and guiding land management. Wildfire prediction in the south-western United States is of specificExpand
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Root growth and function of three Mojave Desert grasses in response to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration
summary Root growth and physiological responses to elevated CO # were investigated for three important Mojave Desert grasses: the C $ perennial Achnatherum hymenoides, the C % perennial PleuraphisExpand
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