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Individual study: Vegetation recovery and stand structure following a prescribed stand-replacement burn in sand pine scrub

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Greenberg C.H. (2003) Vegetation recovery and stand structure following a prescribed stand-replacement burn in sand pine scrub. Natural Areas Journal


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Use prescribed fire: effect on understory plants Forest Conservation

A replicated, before-and-after study in 1993-2001 in sand pine scrub in Florida, USA (Greenberg 2003) found no effect of prescribed fire on plant species richness. The total number of plant species, as well as numbers of herbaceous and woody species was similar before and after the fire (10, 3 and 7 species/50 m transect respectively). Plants were monitored along six 50 m transects randomly established inside a 12 ha study site, before (1993) and after (2001) prescribed burning (in May 1993).