Dylan W. Schwilk

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Department of Biological Sciences
Texas Tech University
Box 43131
Lubbock , TX 79409, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Fire Decreases Arthropod Abundance But Increases Diversity: Early and Late Season Prescribed Fire Effects in a Sierra Nevada Mixed-Conifer Forest
Pages: 79-102
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0202079

Prior to fire suppression in the 20th century, the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A., historically burned in frequent fires that typically occurred during the late summer and early fall. Fire managers have been attempting to restore natural ecosystem processes through prescription burning, and have often favored burning during the fall in order to mimic historical fire regimes.  [Read More]

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Negligible Influence of Spatial Autocorrelation in the Assessment of Fire Effects in a Mixed Conifer Forest
Pages: 116-125
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0502116

Fire is an important feature of many forest ecosystems, although the quantification of its effects is compromised by the large scale at which fire occurs and its inherent unpredictability. A recurring problem is the use of subsamples collected within individual burns, potentially resulting in spatially autocorrelated data. Using subsamples from six different fires (and three unburned control areas) we show little evidence for strong spatial autocorrelation either before or after burning for eight measures of forest conditions (both fuels and vegetation).  [Read More]

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