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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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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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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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Simulated long-term vegetation response to grazing heterogeneity in semi-arid rangelands.

Published online: 24 Feb 1999

Authors: Weber, G. E. & Jeltsch, F. & Rooyen, N. van & Milton, S. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The long-term effects of small-scale spatial heterogeneity of livestock (cattle) grazing on vegetation dynamics were studied with a grid-based model o...

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Functional diversity loss with increasing livestock grazing intensity in drylands: the mechanisms and their consequences depend on the taxa.

Published online: 23 Aug 2017

Authors: Chillo, V. & Ojeda, R. A. & Capmourteres, V. & Anand, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overgrazing is one of the main drivers of desertification in drylands, and livestock production is expected to increase in the next decades. The analy...

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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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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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Local wild plants from the Thar Desert for improved health and food security.

Published online: 29 Jul 2015

Authors: Dheeraj Singh & Rakesh Bhardwaj & Chaudhary, M. K. & Meena, M. L. & Wangchu, L.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

The Thar Desert of western India has provided several 'miracle' plants of immense food and medicinal value. Native communities have adopted a unique i...

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Optimizing dispersal and corridor models using landscape genetics.

Published online: 29 Aug 2007

Authors: Epps, C. W. & Wehausen, J. D. & Bleich, V. C. & Torres, S. G. & Brashares, J. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Better tools are needed to predict population connectivity in complex landscapes. 'Least-cost modelling' is one commonly employed approach in which di...

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Episodic occurrence of favourable weather constrains recovery of a cold desert shrubland after fire.

Published online: 04 Oct 2021

Authors: Urza, A. K. & Weisberg, P. J. & Board, D. & Chambers, J. C. & Kitchen, S. G. & Roundy, B. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Key to the long-term resilience of dryland ecosystems is the recovery of foundation plant species following disturbance. In ecosystems with high inter...

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