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FOR93: Chapter 4: Plant Succession and Disturbances in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 23.2. In the scrub ecosystem of the southern U.S., the correct frequency and intensity of fire is critical. If fires become infrequent and too intense, a sand pine ecosystem develops, excluding the endangered scrub lizard (Sceloporus woodi) (23.1) and gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) (23.2).

Credit: Dave Rich