Fire effects on small mammal communities in California’s frequent-fire forests: Research Brief

 A 2015 study indicates that the reintroduction of fire in frequent fire forests of the Sierra Nevada creates a heterogeneous forest landscape and promotes diverse small mammal assemblages.

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Susan L. Roberts, Douglas A. Kelt, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, A. Keith Miles, and Marc D. Meyer. 2015. Effects of fire on small mammal communities in frequent-fire forests in California. Journal of Mammalogy 96(1):107–119.