USGS Western Ecological Research Center publication brief.
Two important questions about fire severity that are investigated are: to what extent can fire severity be measured by remote sensing indices, and do fire severity measurements predict ecosystem responses in vegetation recovery.
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Keeley, J. E., T. Brennan, and A. H. Pfaff. 2008. Fire severity and ecosystem responses following crown fires in California shrublands. Ecological Applications 18:1530-1546.