Spatial patterns of large natural fires in Sierra Nevada wilderness areas

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The effects of fire on vegetation vary based on the properties and amount of existing biomass (or fuel) in a forest stand, weather conditions, and topography. Identifying controls over the spatial patterning of fire-induced vegetation change, or fire severity, is critical in understanding fire as a landscape scale process. We use gridded estimates of fire… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10980-006-9047-5

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@article{Collins2006SpatialPO, title={Spatial patterns of large natural fires in Sierra Nevada wilderness areas}, author={Brandon M. Collins and Maggi Kelly and Jan W. van Wagtendonk and Scott L. Stephens}, journal={Landscape Ecology}, year={2006}, volume={22}, pages={545-557} }