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Effects of fire on vegetation in fens at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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2018
Start Date
2006
End Date
2010
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Citation

Austin, J.E., 2018, Effects of fire on vegetation in fens at Seney National Wildlife Refuge: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P90P8VWJ.

Summary

Woody encroachment and its effects on biodiversity in fens and grasslands has become an increasing concern in the conservation and management of plant communities. These data were collected to examine the effects of spring and summer prescribed burns on the plant community, cover, and structure in open and partially wooded fens at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan, using a before-after-control-impact design. Paired, 1-ha blocks were established in two fen areas, C3 and Marsh Creek, and data collected for two years before burning (2006-07) and three years after burning (2008-10). Treatments were C3 control, C3 spring burn (May 2008), Marsh Creek control, and Marsh Creek summer burn (July 2008); data were also collected from a [...]

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Principal Investigator :
Jane Austin
Data Owner :
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems

Purpose

The data were collected to evaluate the effects of spring and summer prescribed burning on vegetation in open and partially wooded fens in Seney NWR.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P90P8VWJ

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