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Soil erosion and deposition before and after fire in oak savannas

Posted date: September 16, 2013
Publication Year: 
2013
Authors: Ffolliott, Peter F.; ; Chen, Hui; Kauffman, Aaron T.; Stropki, Cody L.; Neary, Daniel G.
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Proceedings (P)
Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 325-328.
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Abstract

Effects of low severity prescribed burning treatments and a wildfire on soil erosion and deposition in the oak savannas in the Southwestern Borderlands are reported. Measurements in the spring and fall, respectively, characterize soil movements following winter rains and high-intensity summer rainstorms. Annual values are also presented. Relationships between soil erosion and deposition and precipitation amounts, physiographic characteristics, and vegetation were analyzed to determine possible cause-and-effect implications. The information should be useful in developing strategies for re-introducing more natural fire regimes into the oak savannas.

Citation

Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gottfried, Gerald J.; Chen, Hui; Kauffman, Aaron T.; Stropki, Cody L.; Neary, Daniel G. 2013. Soil erosion and deposition before and after fire in oak savannas. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 325-328.