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Blackland tallgrass prairie vegetation dynamics following cessation of herbicide application

Author(s): K. R. Hickman and J. D. Derner

Month: Mar
Year: 2007

Journal: Rangeland Ecology & Management
Volume: 60
Issue: 2
Pages: 186-190

Article Topic(s): Herbicide,Community level survey,Succession,Restoration
Research Setting(s): Tallgrass prairie

Species Referenced: Gaillardia pulchella (Indian blanket),


Researches the effects of halting herbicide application on the species composition and diversity in a tallgrass prairie in Texas. Forb cover increased significantly, in large part due to increases in Gaillardia pulchella. However, C-4 grasses increased only marginally. Since C-4 grasses are the dominant prairie species, this represents a shift in species composition for this community. Conservation of this community type may require seeding or transplanting perennial forbs.

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K. R. Hickman and J. D. Derner. "Blackland tallgrass prairie vegetation dynamics following cessation of herbicide application." Rangeland Ecology & Management 60.2 (2007): 186-190.

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ISSN: 1550-7424
DOI: 10.2111/05-097R4.1

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