A comparison of the effects of fire on rodent abundance and diversity in the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts

@inproceedings{Bowman2017ACO,
  title={A comparison of the effects of fire on rodent abundance and diversity in the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts},
  author={Tiffanny R Sharp Bowman and Brock R. McMillan and Samuel B St Clair},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
As invasive grasses and fire increase in frequency and extent in North American deserts, they have the potential to affect animal communities through bottom-up forces. We experimentally tested the effects of fire on rodent communities of the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts. Fire decreased the abundance, richness, and diversity of rodents in the Great Basin after fire. In the Mojave, abundance was unaffected and diversity and species richness were greater on burned than unburned plots 4 months… CONTINUE READING
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