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Tamarisk Management: Lessons and Techniques

Cameron H. Douglass, Scott J. Nissen, and Charles R. Hart

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter outlines the techniques and lessons that have been learned from the long history of tamarisk management. It first charts the history of tamarisk control and presents several examples ... More


Tamarisk in Riparian Woodlands: A Bird’s Eye View

Mark K. Sogge, Eben H. Paxton, and Charles van Riper III

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents a “bird's eye” view of tamarisk and examines some issues surrounding the management of tamarisk in riparian woodlands. The focus on birds is based on the fact that they are a ... More


Bring on the Beetles!: The History and Impact of Tamarisk Biological Control

Dan Bean, Tom Dudley, and Kevin Hultine

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the history and impact of tamarisk biological control in the form of defoliation by Diorhabda spp. leaf beetles. The beetles have become controversial despite their ... More


Revegetation after Tamarisk Removal: What Grows Next?

Robin F. Bay

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the question of what vegetation would and should be established after tamarisk removal. Tamarisk is the dominant woody species in many riparian areas of the US southwest. Its ... More


Evapotranspiration by Tamarisk in the Colorado River Basin

Erika Zavaleta

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on evapotranspiration (ET) by tamarisk in the Colorado River basin. In particular, it considers whether restoration of tamarisk-invaded rivers and riverbanks could result in ... More


Tamarisk Management at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge: A Resource Manager’s Perspective

Gina Dello Russo

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes tamarisk management at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Rio Grande in central New Mexico, from a resource manager's perspective. The Refuge was ... More


Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Anna Sher and Martin F. Quigley (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Few plant species have had as much combined scientific, public, and political attention as exotic Tamarix spp. (tamarisk, saltcedar), attracting the public eye in the early 2000s when widespread ... More


Measuring Extent and Projections of Tamarix Distribution in North America

Catherine S. Jarnevich, Paul Evangelista, and Jim Graham

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes some of the methods that have been used to map tamarisk infestations and predict distribution and abundance in North America, including field surveys, online databases, remote ... More


Tamarisk: Ecohydrology of a Successful Plant

Pamela L. Nagler and Edward P. Glenn

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the ecohydrology of tamarisk, with particular emphasis on water use, salt tolerance, potential for salinizing flood plains, drought tolerance and rooting depths, and ecological ... More


Tamarix as Invertebrate Habitat

Stephanie Strudley and Peter Dalin

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the impact of tamarisk on the use of riparian habitats by invertebrates with respect to detritus quality and quantity, predator-prey relationships, food sources, and vegetation ... More


Fire Ecology of Tamarix

Gail M. Drus

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the fire ecology of Tamarix and the role of fire in riparian ecosystems. Tamarisk invasion has been linked to increased wildfire frequency and intensity in riparian ecosystems ... More


Tamarisk Introduction, Naturalization, and Control in the United States, 1818–1952

Matthew K. Chew

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter documents the introduction, naturalization, and control of Tamarix in the United States between 1818 and 1952. It discusses the three phases of the history of tamarisk in the United ... More


A Philosophical Framework for Assessing the Value of Tamarisk

Naomi Reshotko

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter assesses the value of Tamarix using a philosophical framework that involves eliminating the notion of intrinsic value in favor of two other notions: conditional value and self-generated ... More


Botany and Horticulture of Tamarisk

Martin F. Quigley

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the botany and horticulture of tamarisk. Plants of the genus Tamarix L. (Tamaricaceae, one of four families in the order Caryophyllales) are large shrubs or small trees ... More


The Future of Tamarix in North America

Anna Sher

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This concluding chapter assesses the future of Tamarix ecology and management in North America. It first considers the debate over whether Tamarix is bad for riparian ecosystems and should always be ... More


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