Max A. Moritz

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Center for Fire Research and Outreach, Department ...
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley , CA 94720, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Sensitivity Analysis of a Fire Spread Model in Chaparral Landscape
Pages: 1-13
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0401001

Due to a unique combination of environmental conditions, the chaparral shrublands of southern California are prone to large, intense wildland fires. There is ongoing work in the fire research community to establish whether fuel accumulation or weather conditions are the determining factor in the prevalence of large chaparral fires. This study introduces a framework for contributing a modeling perspective to understanding these alternative hypotheses.  [Read More]

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Landscape-Scale Vegetation Change following Fire in Point Reyes, California, USA
Pages: 114-128
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0702114

Fire is an important factor in determining plant community composition and distribution. This study quantifies landscape-scale vegetation change following a large fire at Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA. Vegetation in the Point Reyes region is characterized by a complex mosaic of grassland, shrub, and forest plant communities, and by high levels of plant diversity. Although large fires are relatively rare on the coast of California north of San Francisco Bay, they are important in determining the distributions of plant communities at the landscape scale.  [Read More]

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