Trees already stressed by drought may be more likely to die from fire: USGS Research Brief

A study published in Ecology Letters suggests that the effects of drought and fire work in combination, such that forests experiencing drought will see more dead trees in the aftermath of wildfires.
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van Mantgem, PJ, JCB Nesmith, M Keifer, EE Knapp, A Flint, L Flint. 2013. Climatic stress increases forest fire severity across the western United States. Ecology Letters.