What Type-converts Chaparral to Grassland in SoCA? Research Brief

What Type-converts Chaparral to Grassland in SoCA? Research Brief

The authors show a direct connection between a diverse set of drivers and type-converted chaparral in Southern California. Example drivers include high frequency fire, land-use disturbance, moisture availability, and site flatness.

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Lessons From the October 2003 Wildfires in Southern California USGS Research brief

This research brief discusses the lessons learned from the costly fires of 2003 in Southern California. Recommendations on future fuel reduction strategies and placement are discussed. 

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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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A new model for predicting wildfire risk in northeastern Mojave Desert landscapes: USGS Research Brief

A model has been developed to predict wildfire risk in northeastern Mojave Desert. The model incorporates remote sensing data as well as field sampling data to generate the predicted fire risk.


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