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Control of Tamarix in the Western United States: Implications for Water Salvage, Wildlife Use, and Riparian Restoration
The literature on saltcedar control, water use, wildlife use, and riparian restoration is reviewed to provide resource managers, researchers, and policy-makers with a balanced summary of the state of the science. Expand
Reduction of riparian arthropod abundance and diversity as a consequence of giant reed (Arundo donax) invasion
Results indicate that vegetation type is a significant factor reducing the abundance and diversity of invertebrates in this, and presumably in many other riparian ecosystems where this invasive species has become a dominant component. Expand
Ecological interactions in the biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the United States: toward a new understanding.
Saltcedars (Tamarix spp. Tamaricaceae) (SC) are exotic, invasive shrubs to mediumsized trees native to the Old World. In riparian ecosystems of the western United States, SC replaces native plantExpand
Seasonal Timing of Diapause Induction Limits the Effective Range of Diorhabda elongata deserticola (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) as a Biological Control Agent for Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.)
It is predicted that south of the 38th parallel, premature diapause will increase mortality and disrupt synchrony between the life cycle of the beetle and host plant availability, providing a rationale for testing other populations of D. elongata in the southern range of Tamarix in North America. Expand
Evolution of critical day length for diapause induction enables range expansion of Diorhabda carinulata, a biological control agent against tamarisk (Tamarix spp.)
Lower critical day length for diapause induction in a beetle introduced into North America from China to control an exotic shrub indicates an enhanced efficacy and an increasingly wider range for D. carinulata in Tamarix control. Expand
Effects of Macroalgae on a Stream Invertebrate Community
The presence of macroalgae was associated with greater total densities and taxon richness of invertebrates, and nearly all taxa responded significantly to algal removal on at least some dates, and natural disturbances will indirectly affect invertebrate distributions and abundances by affecting the distributions and abundance of Macroalgae. Expand
Invasive riparian plant litter alters aquatic insect growth
The low nutritional quality of Arundo and the high quality, but ephemeral nature of Tamarix litter potentially have negative effects on stream invertebrate production owing to the quality and duration of availability of leaf litter, as compared with native riparian vegetation. Expand
Physicochemical and biological responses of streams to wildfire severity in riparian zones
Summary We investigated the effects of a wildfire on stream physical, chemical and biological characteristics in a Mediterranean climate, comparing stream community structure and consumer resourceExpand
Effects of copper on species composition of benthic insects in a Sierra Nevada, California, stream
SUMMARY. 1. Effects of copper on species composition and production of benthic insects in an oligotrophic stream dosed at low concentrations (2.5-15 μg 1-1 Cur; approximately 12-75 ng 1-1 Cu2+) wereExpand
Fire as a disturbance in mediterranean climate streams
Mediterranean climate ecosystems are among the most fire-prone in the world; however, little is known about the effects of fire on mediterranean streams (med-streams). Fire impacts on med-streams areExpand