Vegetation Responses to Prescribed Burning of Grazed Shortgrass Steppe

Our latest brief summarizes a paper from David Augustine and Daniel Milchunas entitled Vegetation Responses to Prescribed Burning of Grazed Shortgrass Steppe. The paper addressed the questions of whether prescribed fire:

  1. Affects above ground net herbaceous production (ANHP).
  2. Effects depend on variability in precipitation.
  3. Suppresses abundance of broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae) and prickly pear cactus (Opuntia polyacantha).
  4. Affects nitrogen content in forage.

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