Charcoal Evidence that Big SoCal Fires Are Natural: Research Brief

Large  fire  events  were  a  normal  part  of   southern  California’s  natural  history based on charcoal evidence.

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Byrne,  R., J. Michaelsen, and A. Souter. 1977. Fossil charcoal as a measure of   wildfire frequency in southern California: a preliminary analysis. Pp.  361-367 in H. A. Mooney and C. E. Conrad (eds), Proceedings of the   symposium on environmental consequences of fire and fuel management inMediterranean ecosystems. USDA Forest Service, General Technical ReportWO-3.