High severity fire and mixed conifer forest-chaparral dynamics in the southern Cascade Range, USA

High severity fire and mixed conifer forest-chaparral dynamics in the southern Cascade Range, USA •Fire maintained stands of chaparral within the mixed conifer forest landscape.•Historically, chaparral burned less frequently than surrounding forest.•Historically, small patches of high severity fire created chaparral habitat.•With fire suppression, landscape heterogeneity declined as forest replaced chaparral.•Large areas of high severity fire may promote type conversion of forest to chaparral. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

High severity fire and mixed conifer forest-chaparral dynamics in the southern Cascade Range, USA

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2015.12.016
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Abstract

•Fire maintained stands of chaparral within the mixed conifer forest landscape.•Historically, chaparral burned less frequently than surrounding forest.•Historically, small patches of high severity fire created chaparral habitat.•With fire suppression, landscape heterogeneity declined as forest replaced chaparral.•Large areas of high severity fire may promote type conversion of forest to chaparral.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Mar 1, 2016

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