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- Roller, Gary B., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Forest ecology and management 2010 v.260 no.1 pp. 22-35
- logging; brush control; grasses; conifers; forest trees; shrubs; pesticide application; Bromus tectorum; fuel loading; tree mortality; fuels (fire ecology); herbicides; coniferous forests; ecological succession; vegetation cover; invasive species; fire behavior; forbs; Sierra Nevada (California)
- ... Typically, after large stand-replacing fires in mid-elevation Sierra Nevada forests, dense shrub fields occupy sites formerly occupied by mature conifers, until eventually conifers overtop and shade out shrubs. Attempting to reduce fuel loads and expedite forest regeneration in these areas, the USDA Forest Service often disrupts this cycle by the logging of fire-killed trees, replanting of conifer ...