The effects of fire in Everglades National Park
Document Type: Book
Author(s): W. B. Robertson
Publication Year: 1953

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Andropogon
  • Cyperus
  • droughts
  • everglades
  • fire control
  • fire dependent species
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • Florida
  • forest management
  • grasses
  • grasslands
  • grasslike plants
  • hammocks
  • hardwood forests
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • histories
  • human caused fires
  • lightning caused fires
  • Mariscus jamaicensis
  • national parks
  • Native Americans
  • overstory
  • paleoecology
  • pine forests
  • Pinus caribaea
  • post fire recovery
  • presettlement fires
  • range management
  • south Florida
  • succession
  • tropical hardwood hammocks
  • understory vegetation
  • vegetation surveys
  • wetlands
  • woody plants
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Record Last Modified: July 25, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38641
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13251
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text... 'The present report provides the results of recent field investigations of the effects of wi1df ire upon the vegetation of Everglades National Park. This project was carried on in the winter and spring of 1951-52 at which time the author held a temporary position as Fire Control Aid in Everglades National Park. Earlier field investigations in south Florida by the author supplied much of the original data presented here, and provided a background of knowledge of the area without which the present work would have been impossible. The information presented is divided into four sections as follows: Fire history of the Everglades National Park area; Description of the burnable vegetation types; Effects of fire on the burnable vegetation types; and, Conclusions and recommendations.'

Robertson, W. B. 1953. The effects of fire in Everglades National Park. United States Department of the Interior National Park Service.