Variations in a regional fire regime related to vegetation type in San Diego County, California (USA)

  title={Variations in a regional fire regime related to vegetation type in San Diego County, California (USA)},
  author={M. L. Wells and John O'Leary and Janet Franklin and Joel Michaelsen and David McKinsey},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
This study considers variations in a regional fire regime that are related to vegetation structure. Using a Geographic Information System, the vegetation of San Diego County, Southern coastal California USA is divided into six generalized classes based on dominant plant form and include: herbaceous, sage scrub, chaparral, hardwood forest, conifer forest and desert. Mapped fire occurrences for the 20th century are then overlain to produce records of stand age, fire frequency and transitional… 
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