Mixed-severity fire regime in a high-elevation forest of Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Fulé, Peter Z.; Crouse, Joseph E.; Heinlein, Thomas A.; Moore, Margaret M.; Covington, W. Wallace; Verkamp, Greg
October 2002
Landscape Ecology;Oct2002, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p465
Academic Journal
Focuses on fire regime characteristics of high-elevation forests on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona. Factors, taken into account for determining the characteristics; Tree densities and fire-/non-fire-initiated groups, found in the region; Factors used to classify sampling points into fire-initiated and non-fire-initiated groups.


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