Effect of leaf beetle herbivory on the fire behavior of invasive tamarisk: USGS Research Brief

USGS Western Ecological Research Center publication brief.
Invasions of nonnative Tamarix spp. into desert riparian ecosystems in the southwestern U.S. and its replacement of native vegetation raises questions about potential shifts in fuel characteristics and fire behavior.
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Drus, GM, TL Dudley, ML Brooks, JR Matchett. 2012. The effect of leaf beetle herbivory on the fire behaviour of tamarisk (Tamarix ramosissima Lebed.). International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi: 10.1071/WF10089