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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

Month: Aug
Year: 1997

Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 96
Issue: 1-2
Pages: 167-183

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),

Abstract

The 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 Citation

D. 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.

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ISSN: 0378-1127
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1127(96)03939-4

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