Understory Plant Community Responses to Fuel-Reduction Treatments and Seeding in an Upland Piñon-Juniper Woodland☆

@article{Havrilla2017UnderstoryPC,
  title={Understory Plant Community Responses to Fuel-Reduction Treatments and Seeding in an Upland Pi{\~n}on-Juniper Woodland☆},
  author={Caroline A. Havrilla and Akasha M. Faist and Nichole N. Barger},
  journal={Rangeland Ecology and Management},
  year={2017},
  volume={70},
  pages={609 - 620}
}
ABSTRACT Woody plant expansion and infilling into nonwooded rangeland ecosystems have been observed worldwide. Such expansion may lead to declines in herbaceous understory plant communities and increased fuel loads in rangelands. Under the US National Fire Plan, fuel-reduction treatments have been implemented over vast expanses of western forest types to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire and restore historical ecosystem structure, function, and diversity. The benefits of fuel-reduction… Expand
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