Losing Southern California Sky Islands with Big Fire: Research Brief

Unlike the well-studied, large conifer forests of the northern Sierra Nevada, southern California conifer forests are less-studied and represent only about 8% of the landscape. But much like the forests to the north, these valuable ecosystems are at risk of type-converting to other vegetation types.

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Negro, K. and N. Molinari. 2019. Status and trend in fire activity in southern California yellow pine and mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management 441:20-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2019.01.020