Temporal and spatial patterns of burning can affect the invasion risk and prevalence of alien plants in California as explained in a book chapter in The Landscape Ecology of Fire.
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Keeley, J.E., J. Franklin, C.D’Antonio. 2011. “Fire and Invasive Plants on California Landscapes” in D. McKenzie, C.S. Miller, D.A. Falks (eds). The Landscape Ecology of Fire. New York: Springer.