Evaluating risk for current and future Bromus tectorum invasion and large wildfires at multiple spatial scales in Colorado and Wyoming, USA
The Western United States is experiencing rapid ecologic change. These changes are driven largely by anthropogenic factors including introduction of alien invasive species, wildfire ignition and suppression, climate change, and feedbacks between these occurrences. Average temperatures in some areas of the Western U.S. increased as much as 1.1 °C between 2000 and 2006. The advancement of spring also provides evidence for climate change in the region; earlier snowmelt and runoff has been documented in recent decades for areas of the Intermountain West. These rapid changes will certainly affect the ...
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