David E. Brown

This study documents fire and early postfire succession in creosote bush scrub in several bums near Palm Springs, and it evaluates the stability and biogeography of this ecosystem in relation to recurrent fire.

An ecologically based classification system, when accompanied by digitized biotic community maps, has been shown to be useful for plotting and assessing plant and animal affinities in the American Southwest and northwestern Mexico.

The data are created to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for a variety of planning and analysis purposes.


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John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
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