Brian P. Oswald

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Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
Stephen F. Austin State University
, TX , United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Spatial Autocorrelation and Pseudoreplicaton in Fire Ecology
Pages: 107-118
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0202107

Fire ecologists face many challenges regarding the statistical analyses of their studies. Hurlbert (1984) brought the problem of pseudoreplication to the scientific community’s attention in the mid 1980’s. Now, there is a new issue in the form of spatial autocorrelation. Spatial autocorrelation, if present, violates the traditional statistical assumption of observational independence. What, if anything, can the fire ecology community do about this new problem?  [Read More]

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Conducting Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual
Page: 115
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0602115

With Conducting Prescribed Fires, John Weir makes a strong effort to fill a gap in our wildland fire management literature. With more than 700 prescribed burns over 20 years, Weir not only has experience in performing burns, but also has been able to identify what information would be most helpful to those with less experience. What I was initially expecting was a new version of the classic A Guide for Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests by Wade and Lunsford. What Weir has written is a more comprehensive text covering a variety of fire topics.  [Read More]

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