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Arctostaphylos Occurrence and Historical Fires Table

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Publication Date
Start Date
1898-01-01
End Date
2014-01-01

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Keeley, J.E., 2015, Arctostaphylos Fire Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7ZK5DQF.

Summary

Abstract Ecological factors favoring either resprouting or obligate seeding in plants have received considerable attention recently. Three ecological models have been proposed to explain patterns of these two life history types. In this study we test these three models using data from California chaparral. We take an innovative approach to testing these models by not testing community or landscape patterns, but instead, investigating environmental patterns characteristic of pairs of either resprouting or obligate seeding subspecies of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae), a dominant and diverse shrub genus in chaparral. Four species were investigated that contain both a resprouting and an obligate seeding subspecies. Data were analyzed for % [...]

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Originator :
Jon E Keeley
Point of Contact :
Jon E Keeley
Metadata Contact :
Roberto V Lugo
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Western Ecological Research Center

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Final_Arctostaphylos data 11 09 2015 .csv
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MetArctostaphylosFireData.xml
“FGDC metadata file”
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Purpose

The data from the FRAP database, PRISM database and the species data from the Consortium of California Herbaria was used in order to compare the fire frequency at each site over the last 100 years and the resprouting of Arctostaphylos subspecies.

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