James Dawson

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Bureau of Land Management
2550 North State Street
Ukiah , CA 95482, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Measuring the Rate of Spread of Chaparral Prescribed Fires in Northern California
Pages: 74-86
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0401074

Prescribed fire is a common method used to produce desired ecological effects in chaparral by mimicking the natural role of fire. Since prescribed fires are usually conducted in moderate fuel and weather conditions, models that accurately predict fire behavior and effects under these scenarios are important for management. In this study, explosive audio devices and steel stakes were used to record the location of the flaming front during seven prescribed fires in mature, chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) dominated chaparral in northern California.  [Read More]

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Age and Structure of Mature Knobcone Pine Forests in the Northern California Coast Range, USA
Pages: 49-62
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0801049

An understanding of current structural conditions and disturbance history is a requisite for optimal management of forest ecosystems, especially for serotinous species such as knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata Lemmon).  Knobcone pine is widely distributed in California, yet little is known regarding age and forest structure patterns.  In this study, we quantify forest conditions of 21 mature knobcone pine stands in the northern Mayacmas Mountains, north Coast Range, California, USA.  [Read More]

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