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Effect of aspect on post-fire vegetation recovery

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This image taken at the site of the 2015 Soda Wildfire shows the effect of aspect on plant communities in the sagebrush steppe. Aspect refers to the direction in which a landform, like these hills, is oriented in relation to the sun's path across the sky. Aspect plays a significant role in influencing various environmental factors such as temperature, sunlight exposure, and moisture distribution and as you can see can have significant impacts on plant community resistance and resilience.


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Photo by USGS