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Keyword: Smithsonian ForestGEO

Fuel dynamics after reintroduced fire in an old-growth Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest

Publications Posted on: October 02, 2019
cSurface fuel loadings are some of the most important factors contributing to fire intensity and fire spread. In old-growth forests where fire has been long excluded, surface fuel loadings can be high and can include woody debris ≥100 cm in diameter.

Global importance of large-diameter trees

Publications Posted on: August 20, 2018
We examined the contribution of large trees to forest density, richness and biomass using a global network of 48 large (from 2 to 60 ha) forest plots representing 5,601,473 stems across 9,298 species and 210 plant families.