Kirk R. Sherrill

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Natural Resource Stewardship and Science, Inventory and Monitoring Program
National Park Service
1201 Oakridge Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Spatial Variation in Postfire Cheatgrass: Dinosaur National Monument, USA
Pages: 38-56
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0802038

A major environmental problem in semi-arid landscapes of western North America is the invasion of native vegetation by cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.), an annual Eurasian grass that covers >40 million ha of range and woodland in the western US. Cheatgrass can be especially problematic after fire—either prescribed fire or wildfire. Although cheatgrass is known to generally thrive in regions of moderate temperatures, dry summers, and reliable winter precipitation, the spatial patterns of postfire cheatgrass invasion are not well characterized at finer spatial scales (e.g., within most individual landscapes).  [Read More]

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