Geographic area and background

The Central and Southern California Region (CFSC-CSC) region encompasses the western portion of the state south of the Bay Area, an area dominated by shrublands and not forests.  This is the “other California” with the state’s most extreme wildfire regime.  For example, of California’s 20 largest and most damaging wildfires, 78% of the total area burned and 81% of the structures lost in these fires were in this region.

The regional team has focused on creating research briefs of classic California fire papers, as well as more topical papers relating to current management issues, to provide an overview of the history and evolving science of fire management in this region.


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Central and Southern California Research Briefs & Synthesis

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Publication Lists

The briefs bibliographies are publication lists of all the briefs related to Central and Southern California region. They include the title of each brief with the original reference (i.e. a journal article citation). 

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Here's a citation list of all original references we've made into briefs for the CFSC. All the bibliographies are in .xml format, which is compatible in Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, and most other citation software programs.

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Resource Bibliographies by topic related to Central and Southern California

These bibliographies are in .xml format and can be downloaded into a reference manager (i.e. Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, etc. )
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