Ecological Stability in the Sagebrush Steppe and Restoration Implications
The highly seasonal nature of the sagebrush steppe imposes an ecological stability-disturbance gradient, where plants inhabiting protected sagebrush steppe are adapted to ecological stability and not to regular disturbances. Ecological stability is likely related to plant species in the sagebrush steppe having adapted to the soil microbial communities. Loss of native plant diversity in the sagebrush steppe via the irreparable conversion to annual exotic plant communities. Controlling invasives in the sagebrush steppe may indeed promote the abun-dance of cheatgrass and other invasive plants.
Lavin, Matthew, "Ecological Stability in the Sagebrush Steppe and Restoration Implications" (2017). Guest Lectures. 44.