Can prescribed fires restore C4 grasslands invaded by a C3 woody species and a co-dominant C3 grass species?

Jim Ansley, Thomas Boutton & Emily Hollister
Prescribed fire is used to reduce woody plant invasion and restore herbaceous production and diversity in grasslands and savannas worldwide. Here we determined if a concentrated series of repeated-winter, repeated-summer, or alternate-season (winter and summer) fires in a short timeframe (“transition fires”) could catalyze the restoration of C4 perennial grasses in Southern Great Plains, USA grasslands that had become dominated by a fire-tolerant C3 woody N2-fixer (honey mesquite, Prosopis glandulosa) and a C3 perennial bunchgrass...
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