Net carbon exchange and evapotranspiration in postfire and intact sagebrush communities in the Great Basin

@article{Prater2005NetCE,
  title={Net carbon exchange and evapotranspiration in postfire and intact sagebrush communities in the Great Basin},
  author={Margaret R. Prater and Daniel Obrist and John A. Arnone and Evan H. Delucia},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={146},
  pages={595-607}
}
Invasion of non-native annuals across the Intermountain West is causing a widespread transition from perennial sagebrush communities to fire-prone annual herbaceous communities and grasslands. To determine how this invasion affects ecosystem function, carbon and water fluxes were quantified in three, paired sagebrush and adjacent postfire communities in the northern Great Basin using a 1-m3 gas exchange chamber. Most of the plant cover in the postfire communities was invasive species including… CONTINUE READING
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