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WILDFIRE PREVENTIVE FUEL TREATMENTS IN SHRUBLANDS…

WILDFIRE PREVENTIVE FUEL TREATMENTS IN SHRUBLANDS…
WILDFIRE PREVENTIVE FUEL TREATMENTS IN SHRUBLANDS IN THE NORTHWEST OF SPAIN: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS AND SOIL EFFECTS
Project type: 
Applied Investigation
Financing organism: 
INIA/Feder (RTA 2005-00244-C02-01)
Participating entities: 
CIF Lourizan. CIFOR-INIA (Laboratorio de Fuegos Forestales)
Period: 
2006 – 2008
RESEARCH TEAM

Principal researcher: 
José Antonio Vega Hidalgo
Contributing researchers: 

Pedro Pérez-Gorostiaga, Mª Teresa Fontúrbel Lliteras, Cristina Fernández Filgueira, Enrique Jiménez

Summary: 

We analyzed the effects of three fuel treatments to reduce fire severity: prescribed fire, clearcutting and removal and mechanical shredding, applied in shrubs, and their effects on fire behavior, fuel moisture, soil properties and erosion susceptibility.

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