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Resprouting after fire and during a drought can be one of the greatest challenges a plant faces. This phenomena was observed and recorded in three different species of trees: P. racemosa, Q. agrifolia, and J. californica, all located in the Sycamore Canyon study site in Pt. Mugu State Park. P. racemosa was hypothesized to initially be the most successful post fire resprouter. The rationale for this is that the DBH and deciduous factor would cause the tree's vascular system to survive and possess usable starches to power resprouting. The data was analyzed and found to support the hypothesis.

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