Wildfire promotes dominance of invasive giant reed (Arundo donax) in riparian ecosystems
Journal article by Gretchen C. Coffeman et al. (2009)
Widespread invasion of riparian ecosystems by the large bamboo-like grass Arundo donax L. has altered community structure and ecological function of streams in California. This study evaluated the influence of wildfire on A. donax invasion by investigating its relative rate of reestablishment versus native riparian species after wildfire burned 300 ha of riparian woodlands along the Santa Clara River in southern California in October 2003...
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