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The authors utilized an escaped high-severity prescribed fire in Grand Canyon National Park to assess the effects of post-fire structure and composition on a ponderosa/mixed-conifer forest stand and determine if more intense prescribed fire has restoration benefits.
The authors quantified the change in forest stand structure on plots established from 1909 to 1913 and resampled in 1997-1999.
The authors reconstructed fuel and fire behavior variables across an elevation gradient in Grand Canyon forests to estimate the change in canopy fuels since 1880 and to project future canopy fuels and associated potential fire behavior into the near future (2040).
The authors examined the relationships of environmental and disturbance variables to vegetation structure and composition to understand the relative importance of these variables to explain ecosystem structure in chaparral and woodland vegetation types.
The authors reconstructed the spatial and temporal patterns of the fire regime on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park to assess how fire transitioned from surface to stand-replacing fire across aspect, elevation, and forest type.
The authors quantitatively compared the effects of three treatments: prescribed fire, whole-tree thinning, and thinning followed by prescribed fire, and an untreated stand at four ponderosa pine sites to test each treatment’s effectiveness at reducing fire severity and crown scorch.
The authors reconstructed historical forest tree structure of ponderosa pine-dominated sites in the Grand Canyon to current species composition, tree structure and regeneration. They also considered the interacting effects of climate, fire, grazing, and other disturbance on any changes in forest structure and composition.
The authors reconstructed the long-term fire history of petran chaparral and piñon-juniper woodland communities in Mesa Verde National Park.
The authors reconstructed historical forest stand structure of a ponderosa pine forest prior to Euro-American settlement and compared pre- and post-historic reference age structure, and they compared forest conditions after restoration treatments were applied to the site.
The authors reconstructed the fire history of a montane ponderosa pine forest stand to understand the effects of fire on the current heterogeneity of the forest structure and composition.