Resprouting Chaparral Dies from Postfire Drought: Research Brief

Drought following fire can cause increased mortality in some resprouting chaparral shrub species and cause shifts in relative abundance compared to prefire levels. 

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Pratt, R.B., A.L. Jacobson, A.R. Ramirez. A.M. Helms, C.A. Traugh, M.F. Tobin, M.S. Heffner, and S. D. Davis. 2014. Mortality of resprouting chaparral shrubs after a fire and during a record drought: physiological mechanisms and demographic consequences. Global Change Biology 20(3):893-907.