Long Term Site Responses to Various Winter Prescribed Burning Schedules in Southern Pine Flatwoods
Entry ID: SFP_longtermsiteresponses

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Summary
Abstract: The study was established in 1958 on the Osceola National Forest in north
Florida by the Macon Fire Lab to determine the optimum prescribed burning
rotation in the palmetto/gallberry fuel complex and to determine changes in
soils and vegetation associated with frequency of fires. The study is located
on a well drained site that supports a natural stand of longleaf pine (with
some slash) with a palmetto-gallberry understory. Study design is a randomized
block with 6 replications of 4 treatments. Treatments are 1, 2, and 4-year
burns and a control. Plot dimensions are 4 x 5 chains resulting in a 2-acre
plot. Fuel and vegetation data have been collected pre- and post- burn along
with fire behavior and weather data each year.

To determine the optimum prescribed burning rotation in the palmetto/gallberry
fuel complex and to determine changes in soils and vegetation associated with
frequency of fires.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.239 S: 30.235  E: -82.409  W: -82.413

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kenneth Outcalt
Dataset Title: Long Term Site Responses to Various Winter Prescribed Burning Schedules in Southern Pine Flatwoods


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1958-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Quality
Overstory Tree Measurements

All trees larger that 10 centimeters DBH were measured in December of 2003 on a
0.2-acre circular plot located in the center of each burn plot. Trees were
tagged with numbered tags. Measurements include DBH to the nearest 0.1
centimenter of every tree and total height to the nearest 0.1 meter of every
fifth tree. These plots will be remeasured periodically.


Access Constraints
Data is collected with government funding and thus is in the public domain.
However, until data has been published the owners, and principal investigators
have the right to restrict access. Any use before this time must be arranged
with the principal investigator.


Use Constraints
Data is collected with government funding and thus is in the public domain.
However, until data has been published the owners, and principal investigators
have the right to restrict access. Any use before this time must be arranged
with the principal investigator.


Keywords
prescribed burning
prescribed burning rotation
north Florida
Osceola National Forest in north Florida


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Southern Research Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/

Data Center Personnel
Name: KENNETH OUTCALT
Phone: 706-559-4309
Fax: 706-559-4317
Contact Address:
Forestry Sciences Lab
320 Green Street
City: Athens
Province or State: Georgia
Postal Code: 30602-2044
Country: United States


Personnel
KENNETH OUTCALT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 706-559-4309
Fax: 706-559-4317
Contact Address:
Forestry Sciences Lab
320 Green Street
City: Athens
Province or State: Georgia
Postal Code: 30602-2044
Country: United States


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-02-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12

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