In the months following the Malibu fires, the fire zones have experienced and abundance of new growth. Among this new growth, there are differences that can be observed when comparing the top of the Malibu hill (frequent fire zone) to the base of the hill (nonfrequent fire zone). As the chaparral resprouted we noticed the behavior of the Malosma laurina in both frequent and non-frequent fire zones and stomatal conductance, height, and water potential were tested for plants in the two varying zones, with plants in the non-frequent fire zone outperforming their counterparts.
King, Kamron A.; Bender, Matthew T.; and Davis, Stephen D., "Stomatal Conductance of Malosma laurina in Frequently Burned and Non-frequently Burned Sites" (2008). Pepperdine University, Featured Research. Paper 3.