Subtle effects of a managed fire regime: A case study in the longleaf pine ecosystem MA Lashley, MC Chitwood, A Prince, MB Elfelt…North Carolina

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MA Lashley, MC Chitwood, A Prince, MB Elfelt…North Carolina - Ecological Indicators, 2014
... Acorns and persimmons were disproportionately distributed near firebreaks within low intensity fire transition zones. Mast was maintained, though in an unnatural distribution, as a result of an elaborate firebreak system. ... To maximize structural heterogeneity and conserve key ecosystem functionality, fire prescriptions should include variations in frequency, season, application method, and fire weather conditions rather than focusing on an average historical fire regime...



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