The impacts of wildfires of different burn severities on vegetation structure across the western US rangelands
Novel rangeland fractional cover data enabled large-scale assessment of fire impacts. Timing in responses to rangeland wildfires differ among plant functional types. High severity wildfires led to the largest cover decrease of plant functional types. Moist prefire conditions led to greater decreases in herbaceous cover. Dry prefire conditions resulted in greater decreases in woody cover.