Increasing fire severity causes lichen diversity losses: Research Brief

Though often inconspicuous, lichens play critical ecological roles in many terrestrial ecosystems. This paper discusses how lichens respond to fire severity and how fast lichens recolonize after fire.

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Miller, Jesse E. D., Heather Root, and Hugh Safford. 2018. Altered fire regimes cause long-term lichen diversity losses. Global Change Biology, in press.