Silviculture that sustains : the nexus between silviculture , frequent prescribed fire , and conservation of biodiversity in longleaf pine forests of the southeastern United States 1

@inproceedings{Mitchell2006SilvicultureTS,
  title={Silviculture that sustains : the nexus between silviculture , frequent prescribed fire , and conservation of biodiversity in longleaf pine forests of the southeastern United States 1},
  author={Randall J. Mitchell and John Kevin Hiers and Joseph J. O’Brien and Steve B. Jack and Ryan Engstrom},
  year={2006}
}
The longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) forest ecosystems of the US southeastern Coastal Plain, among the most biologically diverse ecosystems in North America, originally covered over 24 × 106 ha but now occupy less than 5% of their original extent. The key factor for sustaining their high levels of diversity is the frequent application of prescribed fire uninterrupted in time and space. Pine fuels, critical to application of fire and regulated by canopy distribution, provide the nexus… CONTINUE READING