Vegetation responses following wildfire on grazed and ungrazed sagebrush semi-desert

  title={Vegetation responses following wildfire on grazed and ungrazed sagebrush semi-desert},
  author={Neil and {\'E}. and West and Terence and P. and Yorks},
  • Neil, É., Yorks
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science
A 20-year set of cover data on sagebrush semi-desert plant communities responding to wildfire and livestock grazing near Mills in central Utah provided an opportunity to compare the assumptions and adaptability of classical and state-and-transition models for describing secondary succession. Cover data were organized and analyzed by plant species, growth forms, and other ground cover classes. Graphical analysis, ordination (employing semi-strong hybrid multi-dimensional scaling), regression… 
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