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- Schantz, Merilynn C., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of arid environments 2018 v.150 pp. 62-70
- annuals; arid lands; autumn; dry environmental conditions; ecosystems; germination; grasses; grasslands; growing season; indigenous species; invasive species; perennials; plant communities; rangelands; seedlings; seeds; sowing; species recruitment; spring; survival rate; Oregon
- ... High disturbance frequency, low water availability, and advantageous growth mechanisms of invasive annual compared to native perennial grasses reduce native grass establishment throughout arid rangelands. Modifying seeding dispersal processes, including seeding rate and time, may increase native grass recruitment by influencing safe site occupation. A better understanding of seedling development t ...