Devan Allen McGranahan

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School of Natural Resource Sciences-Range Science Program
North Dakota State University
201D Morrill Hall
Fargo, North Dakota 58108, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Simulating Grassland Prescribed Fires Using Experimental Approaches
Pages: 34-44
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1103034

Small-scale fire approaches, like burn boxes, burn tables, and propane burners, are often used to facilitate experimental control over fire and allow greater replication.  We compared characteristics of grassland prescribed fires to three experimental approaches to determine if these approaches simulate prescribed fires.  We conducted prescribed fires during the growing and dormant season to compare with burn box, burn table, and propane prong approaches  [Read More]

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Variation in Grassland Fuel Curing in South Africa
Pages: 40-52
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1203040

Fire is critical to the maintenance of ecological function in many ecosystems worldwide, especially mesic sub-Saharan rangelands. But most rangeland fire research occurs in a wildfire context, is focused on fire effects, or simply assumes that grass-dominated fuelbeds are homogeneous. In this study, we sampled fuel moisture from several species in two grassland locations in South Africa to determine (1) if grassland fuels cure differently among species or across locations, (2) whether differences in curing meaningfully affect fire behaviour, and (3) if fuel moisture is associated with soil moisture.  [Read More]

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