Vegetation Succession & Fire in California’s Bay Area: Research Brief

 This  2003  study used aerial  photos  taken  between 1939 and  1997 to  quantify  vegetation  change  in  the  landscape   mosaic  of  grasslands,  shrublands,  woodlands and   forests of the San Francisco Bay Area. 
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Russell, W.H. and J.R. McBride. 2003. Landscape scale vegetation-type conversion and fire hazard in the San Francisco bay area open spaces. Landscape and Urban Planning 64:201-208.