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Chapter 5. Borderlands fire regimesAuthor(s): Margot Wilkinson-Kaye; Thomas Swetnam; Christopher R. Baisan
Source: In: Fish, Paul R.; Fish, Suzanne K.; Madsen, John H. 2006. Prehistory and early history of the Malpai Borderlands: Archaeological synthesis and recommendations. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-176. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 55-62
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionFire is a keystone process in most natural, terrestrial ecosystems. The vital role that fire plays in controlling the structure of an ecosystem underscores the need for us to increase our knowledge of past and current fire regimes (Morgan and others 1994). Dendrochronological reconstructions of fire histories provide descriptions of past fire regimes across a range of spatial and temporal scales (Baisan and Swetnam 1995; Swetnam and Betancourt 1991; Swetnam and Dieterich 1985).
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CitationWilkinson-Kaye, Margot; Swetnam, Thomas; Baisan, Christopher R. 2006. Chapter 5. Borderlands fire regimes. In: Fish, Paul R.; Fish, Suzanne K.; Madsen, John H. 2006. Prehistory and early history of the Malpai Borderlands: Archaeological synthesis and recommendations. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-176. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 55-62
KeywordsMalpai Borderlands, archaeology, Mimbres culture, Animas phase, Paquime, fire, dendrochronological reconstructions, spatial and temporal scales
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