William J. Platt

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Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
202 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Multi-Year Salutary Effects of Windstorm and Fire on River Cane
Pages: 55-65
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0901055

Canebrakes are monodominant stands of cane (Arundinaria gigantea [Walter] Muhl .), a bamboo native to and once prominent in the southeastern USA. Canebrakes were important wildlife habitat within the bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem. They have been reduced in areal coverage by an estimated 98 % since European settlement due to land conversion and the drastic alteration of disturbance regimes in their floodplain habitat.  [Read More]

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