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Interaction of historical and nonhistorical disturbances maintains native plant communities

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Kirk W Davies, Jonathan D Bates, and Anthony J Svejcar, Interaction of historical and nonhistorical disturbances maintains native plant communities: .

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Historical disturbance regimes are often considered a critical element in maintaining native plant communities. However, the response of plant communities to disturbance may be fundamentally altered as a consequence of invasive plants, climate change, or prior disturbances. The appropriateness of historical disturbance patterns under modern conditions and the interactions among disturbances are issues that ecologists must address to protect and restore native plant communities. We evaluated the response of Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis (Beetle & A. Young) S.L. Welsh plant communities to their historical disturbance regime compared to other disturbance regimes. The historical disturbance regime of these plant communities was [...]

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