"Effects Of Bark Beetle Caused Tree Mortality On Wildfire "

Apr 30, 2012
Jeffrey A. Hicke, Morris C. Johnson, Jane L. Hayes, Haiganoush K. Preisler, 2012.  Forest Ecology and Management.  271: 81-90.
Millions of trees killed by bark beetles in western North America have raised concerns about subsequent
wildfire, but studies have reported a range of conclusions, often seemingly contradictory, about effects on
fuels and wildfire. In this study, we reviewed and synthesized the published literature on modifications
to fuels and fire characteristics following beetle-caused tree mortality.

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