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Long-term effects of dormant-season prescribed fire on plant community diversity, structure and productivity in a longleaf pine wiregrass ecosystem
Author(s): D. G. Brockway and C. E. Lewis
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Succession
Research Setting(s): Longleaf pine
Species Referenced: Andropogon brachystachyus (Shortspike bluestem), Andropogon glomeratus (Bushy bluestem), Andropogon virginicus (Broomsedge), Aristida beyrichiana (Beyrich threeawn), Ilex glabra (Inkberry),
AbstractThe results of a 40 year study of prescribed fires on longleaf pine flatwoods/wiregrass communities in southern Georgia are reported. Prescribed fire season and return interval both had pronounced effects on community structure and species diversity.
Suggested CitationD. G. Brockway and C. E. Lewis. "Long-term effects of dormant-season prescribed fire on plant community diversity, structure and productivity in a longleaf pine wiregrass ecosystem." Forest Ecology and Management 96.1-2 (1997): 167-183.