In deserts, native perennial plants often actually facilitate the establishment of exotic annual grasses. One of our focal areas of research is to identify native species for use in revegetation projects that reduce the establishment of exotic annual grasses, or at least do not strongly facilitate exotic species establishment. An initial research effort involving a competition experiment of red brome with native species and a correlational field study of brome distribution among native perennial plants is in press with the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management.
Bromus rubens; California – Mojave Desert; Desert plants; Endemic plants; Invasive plants; Plant competition; Plant invasions; Revegetation; Southwest; New
Desert Ecology | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Sciences | Other Environmental Sciences | Plant Sciences | Weed Science
Abella, S. R.
Native species interactions with red brome: Suggestions for burn-area revegetation.
Mojave Applied Ecology Notes, 3(4),