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    Author(s): John F. Caratti
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. SC-1-10
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    The FIREMON Species Composition (SC) method is used to provide ocular estimates of cover and height measurements for plant species on a macroplot. The SC method provides plant species composition and coverage estimates to describe a stand or plant community and can be used to document changes over time. It is suited for a wide variety of vegetation types and is especially useful in plant communities with tall shrubs or trees. The method is relatively fast and efficient to conduct in the field and facilitates sampling many sites over large areas using few examiners. The SC method does not quantify the variability within a plot and cannot be used to detect statistically significant changes over time.

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    Caratti, John F. 2006. Species Composition (SC). In: Lutes, Duncan C.; Keane, Robert E.; Caratti, John F.; Key, Carl H.; Benson, Nathan C.; Sutherland, Steve; Gangi, Larry J. 2006. FIREMON: Fire effects monitoring and inventory system. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-164-CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. SC-1-10

    Keywords

    monitoring, fire effects, inventory, sample design, sampling methods, fuels, burn severity, analysis

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