Clarifying long-term impacts of fire frequency and fire season in southeastern pine savannas
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Jeff S. Glitzenstein ; Donna R. Streng ; Ronald E. Masters ; William J. Platt
Editor(s): William C. Stringer ; John Andre ; Gregory Yarrow
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • biomass
  • dendrochronology
  • fire adaptations (plants)
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • forbs
  • forest management
  • grasses
  • human caused fires
  • land management
  • legumes
  • lightning caused fires
  • longleaf pine
  • north Florida
  • pine forests
  • Pinus palustris
  • sandhills
  • savannas
  • season of fire
  • South Carolina
  • species diversity (plants)
  • St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
  • Stoddard, H.L.
  • Tall Timbers Research Station
  • woody plants
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Record Last Modified: May 2, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 50585
Tall Timbers Record Number: 27218
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Tall Timbers Author File / SB 197 .E273 2008
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the Conclusions ... 'Frequest burning is critical for maintaining the well known small scale species richness of southern pine savannas and woodlands. Fires at any season will accomplish this objective. Evolutionary considerations suggest that fires during the lightning season should be part of the prescribed burn mixture. However, unnaturally invariant short-interval growing season fires may have some unintended negative consequences for dominant pine savanna grasses.'

Glitzenstein, J. S., D. R. Streng, R. E. Masters, and W. J. Platt. 2008. Clarifying long-term impacts of fire frequency and fire season in southeastern pine savannas, in Stringer, W. C., Andre, J., and Yarrow, G., Proceedings of the Sixth Eastern Native Grass Symposium. Columbia, SC. Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Clemson University,Clemson, SC. p. 14-24,