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Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Author(s): Ronald Uchytil
Year Published: 1988

This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, 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 management, and as a source of information on the general ecology of individual species.

Citation: Uchytil, Ronald 1988. Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem). 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/graminoid/andger/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Synthesis
NRFSN number: 10573
FEIS Number: 507
Record updated: Mar 21, 2018