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Berberis vulgaris (common barberry)

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2009
Description:

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Berberis vulgaris (common barberry) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used for fire management, restoration planning, NEPA documents, and postfire rehabilitation planning. It may also be helpful in wildlife and habitat and invasive species management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Gucker, Corey L. 2009. Berberis vulgaris (common barberry). In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/bervul/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Invasive Species
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Lower montane/foothills/valley grassland, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10454
FEIS Number: 1063
Record updated: May 24, 2018