Impact of Short Interval Fires in Shrublands: Research Brief

Fire  in  chaparral  is  a  natural process, but  only   when  it  occurs  within  the  range  of  conditions   represented  by  its  fire  regime.  
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Zedler, P.H., C. R. Gautier and G.S. McMaster. 1983. Vegetation change in response to extreme events: the effect of a short interval between fires in California chaparral and coastal scrub. Ecology 64:809-818.