Sonoran Desert fire ecology
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Garry F. Rogers; Jeff Steele
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • adaptations
  • Ambrosia deltoidea
  • fine fuels
  • fire resistance
  • Sonoran Desert
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Record Last Modified: November 16, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16327


Repeated observations of permanent plots and transects are used to evaluate adaptive responses of individual species and communities of perennial plants following fires that occurred in 1974. Positive adaptations are common, but are weakly developed. Recovery is taking place, but at a very slow rate. Several decades, at least, will be required for full recovery.

Rogers, Garry F.; Steele, Jeff. 1980. Sonoran Desert fire ecology. Pages 15-19 in: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H. (editors), Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 142 p.