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Effects of increased soil nitrogen on the dominance of alien annual plants in the Mojave Desert.

Published online: 21 May 2003

Authors: Brooks, M. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Deserts are one of the least invaded ecosystems by plants, possibly due to naturally low levels of soil nitrogen. Increased levels of soil nitrogen ca...

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Plant communities can predict the distribution of solitarious desert locust Schistocerca gregaria.

Published online: 02 Nov 2005

Authors: Werf, W. van der & Woldewahid, G. & Huis, A. van & Butrous, M. & Sykora, K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The desert locust is a migratory pest whose population development in remote areas must be monitored to prevent outbreaks, upsurges and plagues. Monit...

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Vegetation recovery in a desert landscape after wildfires: influences of community type, time since fire and contingency effects.

Published online: 30 Nov 2011

Authors: Engel, E. C. & Abella, S. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Theories of plant succession are poorly developed in arid lands, hindering our understanding of how long communities may take to recover after disturb...

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Surface dust impacts on gas exchange in Mojave Desert shrubs.

Published online: 19 Sep 1997

Authors: Sharifi, M. R. & Gibson, A. C. & Rundel, P. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Windblown dust, an environmental problem in many disturbed arid lands, has the potential to affect the physiological performance of desert shrubs. Phy...

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Phenology as a basis for management of exotic annual plants in desert invasions.

Published online: 01 Dec 2010

Authors: Marushia, R. G. & Cadotte, M. W. & Holt, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Exotic annual plants are an increasingly important ecological issue and new, creative approaches to management are required. In desert ecosystems of t...

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Desert locust outbreaks in the Sahel: resource competition, predation and ecological effects of pest control.

Published online: 02 May 2007

Authors: Sánchez-Zapata, J. A. & Donázar, J. A. & Delgado, A. & Forero, M. G. & Ceballos, O. & Hiraldo, F.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The desert locust Schistocerca gregaria has been considered a major pest since ancient times, as locust swarms holding millions of insects move throug...

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Controlled experiments on soil compaction produced by off-road vehicles in the Mojave Desert, California.

Published online: 01 Jan 1983

Authors: Adams, J. A. & Endo, A. S. & Stolzy, L. H. & Rowlands, P. G. & Johnson, H. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Vehicle tracks were made by up to 100 motorcycle and four-wheel drive passes in the Mojave Desert of California on a Typic Haplargid and a Typic Torri...

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Desert bird associations with broad-scale boundary length: applications in avian conservation.

Published online: 04 Jun 2008

Authors: Gutzwiller, K. J. & Barrow, W. C., Jr.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Current understanding regarding the effects of boundaries on bird communities has originated largely from studies of forest-non-forest boundaries in m...

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Population structure, biomass and pattern in a semi-desert shrub, Zygophyllum eurypterum, in the Turan Biosphere Reserve of north-eastern Iran.

Published online: 01 Jan 1979

Authors: Moore, P. D. & Bhadresa, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The dispersion, biomass and population structure of the semi-desert shrub Zygophyllum eurypterum were measured in a 1-ha sample of the Turan Biosphere...

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Land management practices for combating desertification cause species replacement of desert lizards.

Published online: 11 Oct 2006

Authors: Hawlena, D. & Bouskila, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Patch structural complexity affects local species richness and population densities. Anthropogenic disturbance may alter complexity and heterogeneity,...

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