Scott R. Abella

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Public Lands Institute and Department of Environme...
University of Nevada Las Vegas
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105 West Stadium
Las Vegas , NV 89154-2040 , United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Smoke-cued Emergence in Plant Species of Ponderosa Pine Forests: Contrasting Greenhouse and Field Results
Pages: 22-37
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0501022

Smoke-cued seed germination and emergence is common in some frequent-fire ecosystems, but this process is little studied in frequent-fire conifer forests of the southwestern United States. To assess whether aqueous smoke promotes plant emergence in frequent-fire ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests in northern Arizona, I conducted three experiments at different scales (seed, seed bank, and plant community) in both greenhouse and field settings. In the first greenhouse experiment, aqueous smoke significantly increased (P < 0.05) emergence of seeds of 13 % of 61 assayed species.  [Read More]

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