James A. Lutz, Andrew J. Larson, Mark E. Swanson
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Management Approaches
Post-fire Management

NRFSN number: 17105
FRAMES RCS number: 25651
Record updated: March 26, 2018

Large, spatially explicit forest plots have the potential to address currently understudied aspects of fire ecology and management, including the validation of physics-based fire behavior models and next-generation fire effects models. Pre-fire forest structures, fire-mediated mortality, and post-fire forest development can be examined in a spatial context, and value can be added to current multidisciplinary approaches by adding a long-term perspective. Here we propose that the fire science community begin to build a collaborative network of fire-related large forest dynamics plots to examine explicit spatial patterns of surface fuels, tree mortality, and post-fire regeneration throughout ecosystems with frequent-fire forests.


Lutz, James A.; Larson, Andrew J.; Swanson, Mark E. 2018. Advancing fire science with large forest plots and a long-term multidisciplinary approach. Fire 1(1):5.

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