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    Author(s): William C. Fischer
    Date: 1987
    Source: In: Davis, James B.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. 1987. Proceedings of the Symposium on Wildland Fire 2000, April 27-30, 1987, South Lake Tahoe, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-101. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 128-135
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    Lack of information regarding fire effects is perceived by many fire and resource managers as a barrier to the effective application of prescribed fire. This lack of information, in many instances, is the result of poor diffusion of existing knowledge rather than lack of knowledge. A computerized Fire Effects Information System can make existing fire effects knowledge easily available to wildland managers. The system incorporates recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence to produce a virtual encyclopedia of fire effects information for plant species, plant communities, and associated wildlife species. At present, the system contains information pertaining to the sagebrush and pinyon-juniper ecosystems.

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    Fischer, William C. 1987. The Fire Effects Information System. In: Davis, James B.; Martin, Robert E., technical coordinators. 1987. Proceedings of the Symposium on Wildland Fire 2000, April 27-30, 1987, South Lake Tahoe, California. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-101. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 128-135

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