Two nearly homogenous 60 acre watersheds near Heber, Arizona, within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, were burned at moderate and high severities during the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski wildfire. Each watershed had 30 permanent plots located on it from earlier studies. In 2011, nearly 10 years following the fire, the plots were re-measured to determine how fire severity affects the long term vegetative recovery of this ecosystem; specifically herbaceous production and tree regeneration and density.
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- fire effects
- fire recovery
- fire severity
- post fire recovery
- post fire vegetation recovery
- Rodeo-Chediski Fire, Ariz., 2002
- Forest fires--Environmental aspects--Arizona.
- Forest fires
- Fire ecology--Arizona.
- Fire ecology
- Forest ecology--Arizona.
- Forest ecology
- Forest regeneration--Arizona.
- Forest regeneration
- Forest management--Arizona.
- Forest Management
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2012Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-56)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Applied biological sciences