Predicting moisture dynamics of fine understory fuels in a moist tropical rainforest system: results of a pilot study undertaken to identify proxy variables useful for rating fire danger
Article first published online: 5 JUL 2010
© The Authors (2010). Journal compilation © New Phytologist Trust (2010)
Special Issue: Featured papers on ‘Amazonian rain forests and drought’
Volume 187, Issue 3, pages 720–732, August 2010
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Ray, D., Nepstad, D. and Brando, P. (2010), Predicting moisture dynamics of fine understory fuels in a moist tropical rainforest system: results of a pilot study undertaken to identify proxy variables useful for rating fire danger. New Phytologist, 187: 720–732. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03358.x
- Issue published online: 19 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 5 JUL 2010
- Received: 13 October 2009, Accepted: 27 May 2010
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