Ryan Tompkins

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Plumas National Forest
USDA Forest Service
159 Lawrence Street
Quincy , CA 95971, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Estimating Biomass in Coastal Baccharis pilularis Dominated Plant Communities
Pages: 20-27
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0101020

Communities dominated by Baccharis pilularis (coyote brush) are expanding in coastal California, altering fuel load on a landscape scale, yet there is no standard method for estimating biomass in this vegetation type. In an attempt to develop a non-destructive field method for estimating biomass in Baccharisdominated communities, we compared three indirect measures including crown canopy height, basal stem diameter, and leaf area index (LAI); estimated using hemispherical photography.  [Read More]

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