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Wildfire Effects on an Oak-Hickory Forest in Southeast MissouriAuthor(s): Robert M. Loomis
Source: Research Note NC-219. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionPlant community development was observed for 10 years after a fire had top-killed most trees in a southeastern Missouri oak-hickory forest stand. The forest was re-established by sprouts. Production of herbaceous plants and other potential wildlife food was abundant for 4 years before decreasing to a stable preburn condition.
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CitationLoomis, Robert M. 1977. Wildfire Effects on an Oak-Hickory Forest in Southeast Missouri. Research Note NC-219. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsplant succession, forest fire effects, wildlife food production, fire ecology
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