Fire History of the Appalachian Region: A Review and Synthesis

@inproceedings{Lafon2017FireHO,
  title={Fire History of the Appalachian Region: A Review and Synthesis},
  author={Charles W. Lafon and Adam Takashi Naito and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer and Sally P. Horn and Thomas A. Waldrop},
  year={2017}
}
The importance of fire in shaping Appalachian vegetation has become increasingly apparent over the last 25 years. This period has seen declines in oak (Quercus) and pine (Pinus) forests and other fire-dependent ecosystems, which in the near-exclusion of fire are being replaced by fire-sensitive mesophytic vegetation. These vegetation changes imply that Appalachian vegetation had developed under a history of burning before the fire-exclusion era, a possibility that has motivated investigations… CONTINUE READING

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