Fire and fuel treatment effects on understory plant diversity in California mixed-conifer forests: Research Brief

The authors surveyed understory vegetation across a gradient of increasing canopy loss, ranging from unmanaged forest to fuel treatments, fuel treatments followed by low-moderate severity wildfire, and high-severity wildfire only.

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Stevens, Jens T., Hugh D. Safford, Susan Harrison and Andrew M. Latimer. 2015. Forest disturbance accelerates thermophilization of understory plant communities. Journal of Ecology in press.