Biophysical influences on the spatial distribution of fire in the desert grassland region of the southwestern USA

Abstract

Fire is an important driver of ecological processes in semiarid systems and serves a vital role in shrub-grass interactions. In desert grasslands of the southwestern US, the loss of fire has been implicated as a primary cause of shrub encroachment. Where fires can currently be re-introduced given past state changes and recent restoration actions, however… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10980-016-0383-9

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