How drought-induced forest die-off alters microclimate and increases fuel loadings and fire potentials

@inproceedings{Ruthrof2015HowDF,
  title={How drought-induced forest die-off alters microclimate and increases fuel loadings and fire potentials},
  author={Katinka X. Ruthrof and Joseph B Fontaine and George Matusick and David D. Breshears and Darin Jay Law and Sarah Powell and G. Hardy},
  year={2015}
}
Forest die-offs associated with drought and heat have recently occurred across the globe, raising concern that associated changes in fuels and microclimate could link initial die-off disturbance to subsequent fire disturbance. Despite widespread concern, little empirical data exist. Following forest die-off in the Northern Jarrah Forest, south-western Australia, we quantified fuel dynamics and associated microclimate for die-off and control plots. Sixteen months post die-off, die-off plots had… CONTINUE READING

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