Succession in Desert Vegetation on Streets of a Nevada Ghost Town

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Science  08 Sep 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3480, pp. 670-671
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3480.670


Vegetation was sampled on the old street system of Wahmonie, Nevada, and on a less disturbed area immediately adjacent. The vegetation on the denuded upland site showed a large increase in bunch-grass and an invasion by pioneer shrubs which ordinarily are chiefly confined to dry washes