Janet Franklin and colleagues used LANDIS, a landscape disturbance and succession model to investigate how short, moderate and long fire return intervals (FRI's) in southern California affect persistence of different shrub life histories.
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Franklin, J., A. D. Syphard, H. S. He, and D. J. Mladenoff. 2005. Altered fire regimes affect landscape patterns of plant succession in the foothills and mountains of southern California. Ecosystems 8:885-898.