Fire History in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

  title={Fire History in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma},
  author={Michael C. Stambaugh and Richard P. Guyette and Joseph M. Marschall},
The role of humans in historic fire regimes has received little quantitative attention. Here, we address this inadequacy by developing a fire history in northeastern Oklahoma on lands once occupied by the Cherokee Nation. A fire event chronology was reconstructed from 324 tree-ring dated fire scars occurring on 49 shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) remnant trees. Fire event data were examined with the objective of determining the relative roles of humans and climate over the last four centuries… CONTINUE READING


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