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Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Fire and Nonnative Invasive Plants
Kristin Zouhar (au)
This state-of-knowledge review of information on relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants. The 16 chapters in this volume synthesize ecological and botanicalprinciples regarding relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants, identify the nonnative invasive species currently of greatest concern in major bioregions of the U.S., and describe emerging fire-invasive issues in each bioregion and throughout the nation. This vol. can help increase understanding of plant invasions and fire and can be used in fire management and ecosystem-based management planning. Part I summarizes fundamental concepts regarding fire effects on invasions by nonnative plants, effects of plant invasions on fuels and fire regimes, and use of fire to control plant invasions. Part II identifies the nonnative invasive species of greatest concern and synthesizes information on the three topics covered in part one for nonnative invasives in seven major bioregions of the U.S. Part III analyzes knowledge gaps regarding fire and nonnative invasive plants, synthesizes information on management questions (nonfire fuel treatments, postfire rehabilitation, and postfire monitoring), summarizes key concepts described throughout the vol., and discusses urgent management issues and research questions. Figures.
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