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Response of a Muhlenbergia prairie to repeated burning: changes in above-ground biomass.

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Date Issued:
1986
Summary:
Muhlenbergia prairie (characterized by the co-dominance of the clump-forming grass Muhlenbergia filipes and small plants of the rhizomatous sedge, Cladium jamaicense) is an essential plant community in the Taylor Slough region of Everglades National Park, FL. Because it occupies higher ground than any other prairie in the Everglades, it is often burned. A fire ecology study was conducted to investigate the effects of repeated boundary burns on the prairie's structure and vegetative composition. Results of the first six-year cycle of the experiment's impact on the prairie's above ground biomass (fuel load) are discussed.
Title: Response of a Muhlenbergia prairie to repeated burning: changes in above-ground biomass.
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Name(s): Herndon, Alan.
Taylor, Dale L.
South Florida Research Center
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1986
Publisher: National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park
Place of Publication: Homestead, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 77 pages,illustration, 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Muhlenbergia prairie (characterized by the co-dominance of the clump-forming grass Muhlenbergia filipes and small plants of the rhizomatous sedge, Cladium jamaicense) is an essential plant community in the Taylor Slough region of Everglades National Park, FL. Because it occupies higher ground than any other prairie in the Everglades, it is often burned. A fire ecology study was conducted to investigate the effects of repeated boundary burns on the prairie's structure and vegetative composition. Results of the first six-year cycle of the experiment's impact on the prairie's above ground biomass (fuel load) are discussed.
Identifier: 56836252 (oclc), FI86058754 (IID), 1054627 (digitool), NRBIB:EVER-4390 (NPS Natural Resources Bibliography Number) (stock number), fiu:29578 (fedora), AAA6506QF
Note(s): Alan Herndon and Dale Taylor.
Errata slip inserted.
Includes bibliographic references (p. 13).
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2004. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a technical report held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Subject(s): Fire ecology -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Prairie ecology -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Everglades -- 3090202
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI86058754.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)13732791
Is Part of Series: Report (South Florida Research Center) ; SFRC-86/05.
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.