Invasion of Pinus halepensis Mill. following a wildfire in an Argentine grassland nature reserve.

@article{Zalba2008InvasionOP,
  title={Invasion of Pinus halepensis Mill. following a wildfire in an Argentine grassland nature reserve.},
  author={Sergio Mart{\'i}n Zalba and Y. Armend{\'a}riz Cuevas and Roberto M Bo{\'o}},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={539-46}
}
The Ernesto Tornquist nature reserve is a relict of native Pampas vegetation in Argentina. Alien trees were introduced to the reserve in the 1950s, mainly to "improve" the natural landscape, resulting in the arrival of a totally new life form. In 1987, a fire affected an area planted with Pinus halepensis resulting in its massive expansion. In 1999, we removed trees from 17 circular plots of 10 m diameter placed systematically within the area that was colonized after the fire. Trunks were cut… CONTINUE READING
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