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dc.contributor.authorPerryman, B. L.
dc.contributor.authorLaycock, W. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:19:31Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2000-11-01
dc.identifier.citationPerryman, B. L., & Laycock, W. A. (2000). Fire history of the Rochelle Hills Thunder Basin National Grasslands. Journal of Range Management, 53(6), 660-665.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003163
dc.identifier.doi10.2458/azu_jrm_v53i6_perryman
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643823
dc.description.abstractA fire scar chronology was constructed from ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.) and Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum Sarg.) trees within the 70 km2 Rochelle Hills Area of the Thunder Basin National Grasslands, in north-east Wyoming. A total of 65 fire scars occurred in 48 crossdated samples, and a master fire chronology was constructed for the period 1565 to 1988. No trees recorded more than 3 fires and most (26 of 42) recorded only one. For this reason, fire frequency intervals were considered as fire-free intervals in the Rochelle Hills Area. The Weibull Median Probability Interval (WMPI) for the entire period of record was 7.4; 7.9 for the non-suppression period (1565 to 1939); and 6.7 for the suppression period (1940 to 1988). Infrequent occurrence of multiple scars, rough topography, and low potential substrates suggest that understory fuel loads were limited in amount and spatial consistency during most fire years. Position of scars within annual growth rings suggests that most fires (80%) occurred during the latter stages of the growing season or during the dormant period.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjecthistory
dc.subjectJuniperus scopulorum
dc.subjectfire scars
dc.subjectfire intervals
dc.subjectunderstory
dc.subjectfrequency
dc.subjectgrasslands
dc.subjectPinus ponderosa
dc.subjectfire ecology
dc.subjectfires
dc.subjectfire effects
dc.subjectWyoming
dc.subjectplant litter
dc.subjectseasonal variation
dc.subjectcanopy
dc.subjectfire intervals
dc.titleFire history of the Rochelle Hills Thunder Basin National Grasslands
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume53
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage660-665
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-23T05:19:31Z


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