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The authors reconstructed the historical fire regime and stand structure of a mixed-conifer forest in southwestern Colorado to determine how stand structure and composition have changed over time.
The authors compared alternative fire hazard mitigation treatments, including no treatment, mechanical thinning only, prescribed fire only, and thinning followed by prescribed fire, to assess their effects on pinyon-juniper structure and composition and ability to mitigate fire hazard.
The authors examined the effects of a prescribed fire on desert short-grass steppe vegetation on plant mortality, survivorship, and regeneration as well as the effects on non-native species composition and shrub invations for 12 years post-fire.
The authors created and tested the accuracy of a model called the Landscape and Fire Simulator that simulates changes in vegetation cover due to fire disturbance for semi-arid landscapes.
The authors looked at the influence of the spatial heterogeneity of burn severity on the succession of the woody plant community burned at high severity across an elevational gradient and distance from unburned edge.
The authors experimentally tested the effects of increasing and decreasing snowpack depth, increasing nitrogen, and prescribed fire on understory fuel diversity and biomass production in a mixed-conifer forest.
The authors evaluated the effects of a landscape-scale restoration treatment of thinning followed by prescribed fire on reducing crown fire hazard potential using FlamMap and NEXUS models with different fuel estimation approaches.
The authors reconstructed the historical fire regime using dendrochronological and forest structure analysis techniques along the ecotonal boundary of pinyon-juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine forest.
This article discusses the relevance of reference conditions in the restoration of surface fire-adapted forests and possible alternative forest management strategies in the face of climate change.
The authors summarize literature on the fire regime of Gambel oak, specifically, the frequency and timing of fire in these ecosystems historically, and the effects of prescribed fire on Gambel oak.