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Title: Minimizing post-fire erosion using rainwater harvesting practices

Author: Garcia-Chevesich, P. R.; Valdes, R.; Neary, D.; Pizarro, R.;

Date: 2015

Source: Environmental Connection. 9(2): 24-25.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Though wildfires can lead to tremendous rates of soil erosion, they also have several beneficial effects on natural areas. Plants in ecosystems that are susceptible to wildfires often survive through adaptation processes that include physical protection against heat, increased growth after a wildfire event and production of flammable materials that stimulate fire and may diminish competition.

Keywords: wildfire, soil erosion, rainwater harvesting

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Garcia-Chevesich, P. R.; Valdes, R.; Neary, D.; Pizarro, R. 2015. Minimizing post-fire erosion using rainwater harvesting practices. Environmental Connection. 9(2): 24-25.


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