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Vegetation of frequently burned old-growth longleaf pine (Pinus palustris mill.) savannas on choccolocco mountain, Alabama, USA

Author(s): J. M. Varner, J. S. Kush and R. S. Meldahl

Month: Jan
Year: 2003

Journal: Natural Areas Journal
Journal Link: http://www.naturalarea.org/journal.asp
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Pages: 43-52

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Conservation assessment, Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Longleaf pine,Savanna

Species Referenced: Andropogon ternarius (Splitbeard bluestem), Solidago odora (Anisescented goldenrod),

Abstract

Reports on a community-level sampling study to document vegetation in frequently burned old-growth mountain longleaf pine stands in Alabama. The understory was dominated by grasses, asters, and legumes. Non-native species were not encountered. Results suggest that frequent fire is needed to maintain this ecosystem.

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J. M. Varner, J. S. Kush and R. S. Meldahl. "Vegetation of frequently burned old-growth longleaf pine (Pinus palustris mill.) savannas on choccolocco mountain, Alabama, USA." Natural Areas Journal 23.1 (2003): 43-52.

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ISSN: 0885-8608

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