Fire history and forest structure of an endangered subtropical ecosystem in the Florida Keys, USA

  title={Fire history and forest structure of an endangered subtropical ecosystem in the Florida Keys, USA},
  author={Grant Logan Harley and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer and Sally P. Horn},
  journal={International Journal of Wildland Fire},
We focussed on the influence of historical fire and varied fire management practices on the structure of globally endangered pine rockland ecosystems on two adjacent islands in the Florida Keys: Big Pine Key and No Name Key. We reconstructed fire history in two stands from fire scars on South Florida slash pines (Pinus elliottii Engelm. var. densa Little & Dor.) that were accurately dated using dendrochronology, and quantified stand structure to infer successional trajectories. Fire regimes on… 

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