Ethan J. Hammett

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Pacific Southwest Research Station
USDA Forest Service
3644 Avtech Parkway
Redding, California 96002, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Resilience of California Black Oak Experiencing Frequent Fire: Regeneration following Two Large Wildfires 12 Years Apart
Pages: 91-103
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1301091

Historically, oak woodlands in western North America were maintained by frequent fire that killed competing conifers. Today, these woodlands are often in decline as competition from conifers intensifies. Among oak species affected is the ecologically important California black oak (Quercus kelloggii Newberry). Within its range, large high-severity wildfires have become more common.  [Read More]

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