Fire and biodiversity: studies of vegetation and arthropods

  • Authors: Hermann, S.M.; Hook, T. Van; Flowers, R.W.; [and others],
  • Publication Year: 1998
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: Transactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources conference; 1998 March 20-25; Orlando, FL. Washington, DC: Wildlife Management Institute: 384-401. (Ed. note: J. L. Walker is the SRS author for this publication.)

Abstract

The authors summarize and update the state of knowledge for some components of prescribed fire in the southeastern Coastal Plain, with a primary focus on effects of season of burn on plants and arthropods. Specifically, the authors: 1) briefly explain season of fire terminology; 2) present a short synopsis of how fire regimes affect trees and groundcover vegetation in Coastal Plain pine forests; 3) review relevant arthropod literature; 4) discuss preliminary data from ongoing studies on season of burn on arthropods, including consideration of resources for pollinators (especially fall migrating butterflies); and 5) consider prescribed fire management in light of biodiversity issues.

  • Citation: Hermann, S.M.; Hook, T. Van; Flowers, R.W.; [and others] 1998. Fire and biodiversity: studies of vegetation and arthropods. Transactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources conference; 1998 March 20-25; Orlando, FL. Washington, DC: Wildlife Management Institute: 384-401. (Ed. note: J. L. Walker is the SRS author for this publication.)
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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