Esther D. Stroh

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US Geological Survey
Columbia Environmental Research Center
4200 New Haven Road
Columbia, Missouri 65201, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Fire and Climate Suitability for Woody Vegetation Communities in the South Central United States
Pages: 106-124
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.140110612

Climate and fire are primary drivers of plant species distributions. Long-term management of south central United States woody vegetation communities can benefit from information on potentialchanges in climate and fire frequencies, and how these changes might affect plant communities. We used historical (1900 to 1929) and future (2040 to 2069 and 2070 to 2099) projected climate data for the conterminous US to estimate reference and future fire probabilities using a physical chemistry fire frequency model. We then used the fire probability data with additional climate parameters to construct maximum entropy environmental suitability models for three south central US vegetation communities.  [Read More]

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