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Climate change and fire regimes in the Sierra de Manantlan, Mexico

Posted date: October 07, 2011
Publication Year: 
2010
Authors: Cassell, Brooke A.; Alvarado, Ernesto; Heyerdahl, Emily K.; Perez-Salicrup, Diego; Jardel-Pelaez, Enrique
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 4 p.

Abstract

Fire has been attributed as one of the most influential factors in vegetation community and succession in the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve in Jalisco and Colima, México. A mosaic of low, mixed and high severity fire regimes characterizes the landscape with ecosystems ranging from mesophyllous mountain forest to higher elevation pine and oak forest. Research needs to be done to ascertain the fire regime(s) and historical range of variability in the biosphere reserve in order to facilitate scientifically informed land and fire management plans.

Citation

Cassell, Brooke A.; Alvarado, Ernesto; Heyerdahl, Emily; Perez-Salicrup, Diego; Jardel-Pelaez, Enrique. 2010. Climate change and fire regimes in the Sierra de Manantlan, Mexico. In: Wade, Dale D.; Robinson, Mikel L., eds. Proceedings of 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference; 25-29 October 2010; Spokane, WA. Birmingham, AL: International Association of Wildland Fire. 4 p.