The influence of invasive Lehmann lovegrass on two native grasses in the semi-desert grassland

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Title:
The influence of invasive Lehmann lovegrass on two native grasses in the semi-desert grassland
Author:
Van Deren, Kurt Jon, 1964-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This study evaluated the influence of Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) on the densities and spatial distributions relative to mesquite (Prosopis velutina Woot.) of two native grasses, Arizona cottontop (Digitaria californica (Benth.) Henr.) and Rothrock grama (Bouteloua rothrockii Vasey), in the semi-desert grassland. Also evaluated were the affects of independent variables range site, elevation, and proportion mesquite cover on these relationships. General Linear Model analyses showed no association between Lehmann lovegrass and either the densities or the distributions of the native species. Arizona cottontop showed an affinity for mesquite cover, while Rothrock grama and Lehmann lovegrass both showed an aversion to mesquite canopy. The relationship of Rothrock grama to mesquite cover was affected by range site. The relationship of Lehmann lovegrass to mesquite cover became less averse with increasing elevation and as its density increased. These results contradict suggestions that Lehmann lovegrass is associated with declines in native grasses.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Range Management.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
McClaran, Mitchel P.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe influence of invasive Lehmann lovegrass on two native grasses in the semi-desert grasslanden_US
dc.creatorVan Deren, Kurt Jon, 1964-en_US
dc.contributor.authorVan Deren, Kurt Jon, 1964-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated the influence of Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) on the densities and spatial distributions relative to mesquite (Prosopis velutina Woot.) of two native grasses, Arizona cottontop (Digitaria californica (Benth.) Henr.) and Rothrock grama (Bouteloua rothrockii Vasey), in the semi-desert grassland. Also evaluated were the affects of independent variables range site, elevation, and proportion mesquite cover on these relationships. General Linear Model analyses showed no association between Lehmann lovegrass and either the densities or the distributions of the native species. Arizona cottontop showed an affinity for mesquite cover, while Rothrock grama and Lehmann lovegrass both showed an aversion to mesquite canopy. The relationship of Rothrock grama to mesquite cover was affected by range site. The relationship of Lehmann lovegrass to mesquite cover became less averse with increasing elevation and as its density increased. These results contradict suggestions that Lehmann lovegrass is associated with declines in native grasses.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Range Management.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMcClaran, Mitchel P.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1352387en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27056314en_US
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