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José M. Moreno, Iván Torres, Belén Luna, Walter C. Oechel and Jon E. Keeley Changes in fire intensity have carry-over effects on plant responses after the next fire in southern California chaparral Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Version of Record online: 13 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01466.x

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Fire intensity in 1987 experimental burns did not affect fire severity in a 2003 wildfire. Survival of Adenostoma fasciculatum was very low, regardless of fire intensity in 1987. Recruitment of Adenostoma increased, and of Ceanothus greggii decreased, with increased fire intensity in 1987. This shows a carry-over effect of fire intensity on plant recruitment across a fire cycle.

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