|Title||The impact of a prescribed burn on introduced Lehmann lovegrass versus native vegetation in the northern Chihuahuan Desert|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||McGlone CM, Huenneke L.|
|Journal||Journal of Arid Environments|
|Keywords||article, articles, Bouteloua, fire, Eragrostis, fire, fire, Bouteloua, fire, Eragrostis, fire, grass, fire, Lehmann lovegrass, fire, prescribed burns, grassland, burning, grassland, fire, journal, journals, plant, invasive species, plant, non-native|
Prescribed burning has been suggested as a method to prevent shrub encroachment on desert grasslands. A concern for range managers is the prevalence of introduced African lovegrasses (Eragrostis spp.). These exotic grasses may compromise the effectiveness of fire as a range management tool in these areas due to their fire tolerance. In this study we examined the response of an established patch of Lehmann lovegrass to a prescribed burn. While Lehmann lovegrass was not adversely affected by the prescribed burn, all of the native grasses were compromised to some degree.