Fire frequency effects on fuel loading in pine-oak ecosystems of the Madrean Province

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Title:
Fire frequency effects on fuel loading in pine-oak ecosystems of the Madrean Province
Author:
Escobedo Montoya, Francisco Javier, 1969-
Issue Date:
1998
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
There is increasing interest in the use of prescribed fire to reduce fuel loadings and other management objectives in ecosystems of the Madrean Province. Fuel loadings were measured on the same pine-oak ecosystem occurring on five different sites with a range of different fire frequencies. To determine the effects of fire frequencies on fuel loading. Study sites located in Mexico were characterized by a high fire frequency. Study sites in the United States were characterized by low and intermediate fire frequencies. Heavy fuel loadings on sites with high fire frequencies were below the recommended amounts for coarse woody debris. Sites with intermediate fire frequencies were within recommended amounts of coarse woody debris while sites with low fire frequencies were above recommended amounts for coarse woody debris. There was no difference in fine fuel loading among sites with 2, 5, 9, and 13 fires since 1900. Total fuel loading was inversely related to fire frequency. The effects of intermediate fire frequencies can be used to assess ecosystem function and meet multiple use management objectives.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ffolliott, Peter F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFire frequency effects on fuel loading in pine-oak ecosystems of the Madrean Provinceen_US
dc.creatorEscobedo Montoya, Francisco Javier, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorEscobedo Montoya, Francisco Javier, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is increasing interest in the use of prescribed fire to reduce fuel loadings and other management objectives in ecosystems of the Madrean Province. Fuel loadings were measured on the same pine-oak ecosystem occurring on five different sites with a range of different fire frequencies. To determine the effects of fire frequencies on fuel loading. Study sites located in Mexico were characterized by a high fire frequency. Study sites in the United States were characterized by low and intermediate fire frequencies. Heavy fuel loadings on sites with high fire frequencies were below the recommended amounts for coarse woody debris. Sites with intermediate fire frequencies were within recommended amounts of coarse woody debris while sites with low fire frequencies were above recommended amounts for coarse woody debris. There was no difference in fine fuel loading among sites with 2, 5, 9, and 13 fires since 1900. Total fuel loading was inversely related to fire frequency. The effects of intermediate fire frequencies can be used to assess ecosystem function and meet multiple use management objectives.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1393715en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b39470921en_US
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