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Keyword: riparian-aquatic habitat

Fire and riparian ecosystems in landscapes of the western USA

Publications Posted on: April 11, 2011
Despite the numerous values of riparian areas and the recognition of fire as a critical natural disturbance, few studies have investigated the behavior, properties, and influence of natural fire in riparian areas of the western USA. Riparian areas frequently differ from adjacent uplands in vegetative composition and structure, geomorphology, hydrology, microclimate, and fuel characteristics.