Influence of post-fire vegetation and fuels on fire severity patterns in reburns: Research Brief

Results from a 2016 study by Coppoletta and others suggests that in areas where fire regimes and forest structure have been dramatically altered, contemporary fires have the potential to set forests on a positive feedback trajectory with successive reburns, one in which extensive stand-replacing fire could promote more stand-replacing fire.

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Coppoletta, M., Merriam, K. E. and Collins, B. M. (2016), Post-fire vegetation and fuel development influences fire severity patterns in reburns. Ecol Appl, 26: 686–699. doi:10.1890/15-0225