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Long-term population changes of a fire-adapted plant subjected to different fire seasons

Author(s): J. S. Brewer

Month: Jul
Year: 2006

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Natural Areas Journal
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Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Pages: 267-273

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Phenology
Research Setting(s): Longleaf pine,Sandhill

Species Referenced: Pityopsis graminifolia (Narrowleaf silkgrass),


Stem densities of Pityopsis graminifolia populations were greater in May-burned plots than in January-burned plots between 2001 and 2005, but significant differences were not observed in all years. Flowering was stimulated by May fires as well and resulted in greater seedling densities. While positive effects of fire were observed, the species appears to undergo periodic population crashes and low seedling establishment.

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J. S. Brewer. "Long-term population changes of a fire-adapted plant subjected to different fire seasons." Natural Areas Journal 26.3 (2006): 267-273.

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ISSN: 0885-8608

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