Vegetation Response to Prescribed Fire in a North Florida Flatwoods Forest
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CitationMoore, W. H., Swindel, B. F., & Terry, W. S. (1982). Vegetative response to prescribed fire in a north Florida flatwoods forest. Journal of Range Management, 35(3), 386-389.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractSelected naturally regenerated flatwoods forests were burned in preparing a large, long-term study of the effects of several multiple use management practices on forest vegetation and wildlife. Early effects of burning on understory vegetation are reported here. Fire reduced woody understory coverage (from 72 to 66% of surface area), and increased herbaceous species frequency (from 60 to 81%) and herbaceous standing biomass (from 124 to 245 kg/ha). Graphical analyses show an increase in herbaceous species diversity as a result of burning.