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Keyword: fire ecology

Wildland fire effects in silviculturally treated vs. untreated stands of New Mexico and Arizona

Publications Posted on: February 16, 2006
Stand-replacement fires, particularly in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests, have replaced highfrequency, low-intensity historical fire regimes. We examined whether forest stands treated recently using silvicultural practices would be (1) less susceptible to stand-replacing crownfires, and (2) more ecologically and functionally resilient compared to untreated stands following extreme wildland fire.