Speaker Jesse Miller discusses the effects of altered wildfire regimes on California Plant Diversity, using his research on how plant and lichen communities respond to the increasing size of high-severity burn patches in montane forests.
Wildfire frequency and severity has shifted away from the historical range of variation in many ecosystems. When do altered disturbance regimes cause structural shifts in ecosystems, such as woody encroachment in grasslands, or forest conversion to shrublands? How do altered disturbance regimes affect biodiversity?
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