Fire and the development of oak forests

TitleFire and the development of oak forests
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsAbrams, MD
Pagination346 -353
Accession NumberKNZ00344

Fire, whether it has occurred to a low, moderate, or high degree, seems to be the common denominator for the development of oak forests on upland sites and their past and present ecological status. This article reviews pre- and postsettlement forest conditions for the major oak dominated ecosystems throughout eastern North America to discern how the influence of fire and human activity have affected the past and present ecology of oak forests and how these factors will likely continue to affect forests in the future