Guy R. McPherson

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School of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Arizona
325 Biological Sciences East
Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Creating Hotter Fires in the Sonoran Desert: Buffelgrass Produces Copious Fuels and High Fire Temperatures
Pages: 26-39
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0902026

Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare [L.] Link) can create a grass-fire cycle in many parts of the world because it is a highly competitive, fire-tolerant grass and can replace less fire-tolerant native plants. Fuel loads, loss of buffelgrass biomass after herbicide treatments, and allometric data of buffelgrass growth were measured across sites in southern Arizona, USA.

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