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The authors assessed the relationship between fire severity and stand density using the composite burn index (CBI).
The authors quantified the effects of reintroducing fire to an unlogged, fire?excluded, ponderosa pine forest to examine post-fire trajectories of forest regeneration and stand composition and structure and to see if ponderosa pine forests possess latent resilience to reintroduced fire.
The authors sampled plots eight years post-wildfire that had been thinned and burned under prescription prior to the Rodeo-Chediski fire to examine differences between areas that burned at high and low severity with or without treatments pre-fire. They specifically examined post-fire species composition, exotic species response, and ponderosa pine regeneration.
The authors modeled the effects of wilderness on the fire size distribution along forest gradients, while accounting for the effects of topography, weather, and climate.
The authors examined ponderosa pine stands using historic General Land Office (GLO) land survey data to reconstruct forest structure and fire regimes of pre-widespread European settlement on the Coconino Plateau and Grand Canyon National Park.
The authors examined the relationship between climate and fire severity across coniferous forests of the western U.S.
The authors modeled the effects of drought on ponderosa pine regeneration in high-severity fire areas using a water balance methodology that assess thermal and moisture conditions at the project sites. They validated their model at five regenerating ponderosa pine stands in the Southwest that burned at high-severity during the drought years 1945 to 1956.
The authors compared treated and untreated areas nine years after the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski Fire to assess how stand structure and surface fuels change over longer periods of time. They further compared this information to a previous study (Strom and Fulé, 2007) that installed the study plots in 2004 to assess the differences between short- and longer-term fuel responses.
The authors studied the effects of time since fire on the structural development of regeneration and complexity in pinyon-juniper woodlands along a long-term chronosequence of ~370 years.
The authors quantified the structure and composition of old-growth conifer forest stands in northwestern Mexico. They related this information to fire regime history data from Fulé et al. (2012) to determine relationships between regional climate variability, fire and forest structure since approximately 250 years ago to today.