Latent resilience in ponderosa pine forest: effects of resumed frequent fire.

  title={Latent resilience in ponderosa pine forest: effects of resumed frequent fire.},
  author={Andrew J Larson and R Travis Belote and C. Alina Cansler and Sean A. Parks and Matthew S. Dietz},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={23 6},
Ecological systems often exhibit resilient states that are maintained through negative feedbacks. In ponderosa pine forests, fire historically represented the negative feedback mechanism that maintained ecosystem resilience; fire exclusion reduced that resilience, predisposing the transition to an alternative ecosystem state upon reintroduction of fire. We evaluated the effects of reintroduced frequent wildfire in unlogged, fire-excluded, ponderosa pine forest in the Bob Marshall Wilderness… CONTINUE READING
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