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Sycamore Canyon experienced a fire during April of 2013. This allowed for the comparison of burned and unburned individuals in the area. Based on its resprouting types and abundance in the area, Juglans californica made for a good test species. A total of eighteen individuals were tagged and used with a LiCor6400-XT to find fluorescence, Jmax, Vcmax, TPU, gm, photosynthesis, and conductance. Leaf samples were sent to California State University, Bakersfield for Nitrogen analysis to obtain PPNUE and percent nitrogen (with specific leaf area). These data were compared between unburned mature, and burned basal and epicormic resprouts. ANOVA testing established that the only significant differences were seen amongst photosynthetic quenching, light adapted fluorescence, photosystem II quantum yield, and electron transport rate.

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