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dc.contributor.authorRundel, P. W.
dc.contributor.authorParsons, D. J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-26T17:33:44Z
dc.date.available2020-09-26T17:33:44Z
dc.date.issued1979-11-01
dc.identifier.citationRundel, P. W., & Parsons, D. J. (1979). Structural changes in chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) along a fire-induced age gradient. Journal of Range Management, 32(6), 462-466.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3898560
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/646576
dc.description.abstractChamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) undergoes major structural changes in above-ground biomass along a gradient of increasing stand age since fire. Shrub growth in volume and biomass is rapid through 16 years but levels off in older stands. In this early phase of linear biomass increase, net above-ground productivity has a mean of 430 g yr-1 for each shrub, or 60 g m-2 yr-1 over the period of 2-16 years stand age. Individual shrubs at 37 years in Sequoia in the southern Sierra Nevada have more than twice the biomass and four times the annual above-ground productivity of chamise of similar age in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County. Between 16 and 37 years, shrub senescence increases with no increase in above-ground biomass and a sharp reduction of available photosynthetic surface area. Total stand biomass continues increasing with stand age up to 37 years as shrub biomass increases, with a maximum at approximately 15,000 kg ha-1. Fine fuels less than 10 mm comprise more than 500 g m-2 in all chamise canopy ages, providing an important structural element of flammability.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectCalifornia
dc.titleStructural Changes in Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) along a Fire-induced Age Gradient
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume32
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage462-466
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-26T17:33:45Z


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