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


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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