Keith Lombardo and his colleagues attempted to fill a void in the fire history knowledge for pre-Euro-American chaparral fire regimes by selecting an endemic tree commonly associated with chaparral at higher elevations.
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Lombardo, K.J., T. W. Swetnam, C.H. Baisan, & M.I. Borchert. 2009. Using bigcone douglas-fir fire scars and tree rings to reconstruct interior chaparral fire history. Fire Ecology 5(3):35-56.