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Title: Wildfire Effects on an Oak-Hickory Forest in Southeast Missouri
Author: Loomis, Robert M.;
Source: Research Note NC-219. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Description: Plant community development was observed for 10 years after a fire had top-killed most trees in a southeastern Missouri oak-hickory forest stand. The forest was re-established by sprouts. Production of herbaceous plants and other potential wildlife food was abundant for 4 years before decreasing to a stable preburn condition.
Keywords: plant succession, forest fire effects, wildlife food production, fire ecology
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Loomis, Robert M. 1977. Wildfire Effects on an Oak-Hickory Forest in Southeast Missouri. Research Note NC-219. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
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