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Invasions; Climate Change; Plant Competition
Climate change forecasts for cold North American deserts predict drier summers, early fall rain, and less winter precipitation as snow (Abatzoglouand Kolden2011).
In the Great Basin Desert the invasive species cheatgrass (Bromustectorum) has spread, altered fire patterns, and changed competitive interactions with native plants (Germinoet al. 2016b).
The objective was to understand how fall precipitation timing, fire disturbance, and the competition between native and invasive plants may alter the plant community in the Great Basin Desert.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nusink, Baylie C.; Bishop, Tara B.B.; and St. Clair, Samuel B., "Invasives and the Native Great Basin Desert Plant Community: Competition Response Under Changing Precipitation and Fire Regimes" (2020). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2020. 1.
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
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