Resistance to invasives and altered fire regimes differs between cold and hot desert shrublands: USGS Research Brief

2013. USGS Western Ecological Research Center publication brief.

An article provides an overview of key factors, concepts and tools to understand the ecological resistance to biological invasion and resilience to fire of desert shrublands of North America. 
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Brooks, M.L. and J.C. Chambers. 2011. Resistance to Invasion and Resilience to Fire in Desert Shrublands of North America. Rangeland Ecology & Management 64(5): 431-438. doi: 10.2111/REM-D-09-00165.1