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Fire ecology in the southeastern United States

August 1, 2001

Fire has played an important role in the structure of natural ecosystems throughout North America. As a natural process, fire helps clear away dead and dying plant matter and increases the production of native species that occur in fire prone habitats. It also reduces the invasion of exotic species and the succession to woody species in pitcher plant bogs, pine savannas, coastal prairies, marshes, and other natural plant communities of the southeastern United States.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2000
Title Fire ecology in the southeastern United States
DOI 10.3133/fs01800
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 018-00
Index ID fs01800
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Wetlands Research Center