Survival of Grassland Plants After Wildfire Shows Resilience, Minimal Lasting Impact

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 14:30 in Earth & Climate

Prescribed fires are often used to control undesirable species and enhance herbaceous biomass production. But what are the results when a wildfire burns out of control? In March 2006, more than 367,000 hectares burned in wildfires known as the East Amarillo Complex that raged in the U.S. Texas Panhandle. By studying the survival and regrowth of plants from these wildfires, scientists can learn more about its effects on the ecosystem.

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