Post-wildfire recovery of an upland oak−pine forest on the Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky, USA

  • Authors: Black, Devin E.; Poynter, Zachary W.; Cotton, Claudia A.; Upadhaya, Suraj; Taylor, David D.; Leuenberger, Wendy; Blankenship, Beth A.; Arthur, Mary A.
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Fire Ecology
  • DOI: 10.1186/s42408-018-0013-9

Abstract

Many forests within the southern Appalachian region, USA, have experienced decades of fire exclusion, contributing to regeneration challenges for species such as oaks (Quercus spp. L.) and pines (Pinus spp. L.), and threatening the maintenance of oak-dominated forests in the future. While the use of prescribed fire as a forest management tool is increasing within this region, there remains a lack of information on the potential role of wildfire. A wildfire within the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky, USA, provided an opportunity to investigate how wildfire affected forest vegetation response. 

  • Citation: Black, Devin E.; Poynter, Zachary W.; Cotton, Claudia A.; Upadhaya, Suraj; Taylor, David D.; Leuenberger, Wendy; Blankenship, Beth A.; Arthur, Mary A. 2018. Post-wildfire recovery of an upland oak−pine forest on the Cumberland Plateau, Kentucky, USA. Fire Ecology. 14(2): 346-. https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-018-0013-9.
  • Keywords: Chinese silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis), fire severity, invasion potential, management, oaks (Quercus spp.),pines (Pinus spp.), princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa), species richness, wildfire
  • Posted Date: March 11, 2019
  • Modified Date: March 11, 2019
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