• Do postfire mulching treatments affect plant community recovery in California coastal sage scrub lands?

      McCullough, Sarah A.; Endress, Bryan A. (2012)
      In recent years, the use of postfire mulch treatments to stabilize slopes and reduce soil erosion in shrubland ecosystems has increased; however, the potential effects on plant recovery have not been examined. To evaluate the effects of mulching treatments on postfire plant recovery in southern California coastal sage scrub, we conducted a field experiment with three experimental treatments, consisting of two hydromulch products and an erosion control blanket, plus a control treatment….