|The combined effects of an extreme heatwave and wildfire on tallgrass prairie vegetation
|Year of Publication
|Ratajczak, Z, Churchill, AC, Ladwig, LM, Taylor, JH, Collins, SL
|Journal of Vegetation Science
|687 - 697
Questions: Climate extremes are predicted to become more common in many ecosystems. Climate extremes can promote and interact with disturbances, but the combined effects of climate extremes and disturbances have not been quantified in many ecosystems. In this study, we ask whether the dual impact of a climate extreme and concomitant disturbance (wildfire) has a greater affect than a climate extreme alone.