Nathan L. Stephenson

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Western Ecological Research Center
US Geological Survey
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, California 93271, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Does Prescribed Fire Promote Resistance to Drought in Low Elevation Forests of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA?
Pages: 13-25
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1201013

Prescribed fire is a primary tool used to restore western forests following more than a century of fire exclusion, reducing fire hazard by removing dead and live fuels (small trees and shrubs).  It is commonly assumed that the reduced forest density following prescribed fire also reduces competition for resources among the remaining trees, so that the remaining trees are more resistant (more likely to survive) in the face of additional stressors, such as drought.  [Read More]

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