Fire history of oak gallery forests in a northeast Kansas tallgrass prairie.

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Abstract

Bur oak Quercus macrocarpa and chinquapin oak Q. muehlenbergii were repeatedly scarred from recurring fire in gallery forests on Konza Prairie. Fire scars were recorded in 23 different years, ranging from 1862 to 1983, on 19 sample trees taken from 3 noncontiguous gallery forest stands. Mean fire interval (MFI) calculated for these forests ranged from 11.2-19.7 yr. Actual MFI probably lies somewhere between that range and the historical interval for Flint Hills prairie fire of 2-3 yr.-from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Midland Naturalist
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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