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Pre-fire fuel reduction treatments influence plant communities and exotic species 9 years after a large wildfire


Shive, Kristen L.; Kuenzi, Amanda M.; Sieg, Carolyn H.; Fule, Peter Z. 2013. Pre-fire fuel reduction treatments influence plant communities and exotic species 9 years after a large wildfire. Applied Vegetation Science. 16: 457-469.

doi: 10.1111/avsc.12015

We used a multi-year data set from the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski Fire to detect post-fire trends in plant community response in burned ponderosa pine forests. Within the burn perimeter, we examined the effects of pre-fire fuels treatments on post-fire vegetation by comparing paired treated and untreated sites on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.We sampled these paired sites in 2004, 2005 and 2011.

Keywords: exotic species, high-severity fire, Pinus ponderosa, succession, wildfire


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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Pre-fire fuel reduction treatments influence plant communities and exotic species 9 years after a large wildfire
Electronic Publish Date: June 20, 2013
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June 20, 2013

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