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EARLY POST-FIRE PLANT ESTABLISHMENT ON A MOJAVE DESERT BURN SCOTT R. ABELLA
 

Summary: EARLY POST-FIRE PLANT ESTABLISHMENT ON A MOJAVE DESERT BURN
SCOTT R. ABELLA
School of Environmental and Public Affairs, University of Nevada Las Vegas,
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4030
scott.abella@unlv.edu
E. CAYENNE ENGEL
School of Environment and Public Affairs, University of Nevada Las Vegas,
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4030
CHRISTINA L. LUND1
Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive,
Las Vegas, NV 89130
JESSICA E. SPENCER2
Public Lands Institute, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway,
Las Vegas, NV 89154-2040
ABSTRACT
Fire has become more extensive in recent decades in southwestern United States arid lands. Burned
areas pose management challenges and opportunities, and increasing our understanding of post-fire
plant colonization may assist management decision-making. We examined plant communities, soils,
and soil seed banks two years after the 2005 Loop Fire, located in a creosote-blackbrush community
in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in southern Nevada's Mojave Desert. Based on a

  

Source: Abella, Scott R. - School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology