Fire ecology in the southeastern United States

Fact Sheet 018-00



Fire has played an important role in the structure of natural ecosystems throughout North America. As a natural process, fire helps clear away dead and dying plant matter and increases the production of native species that occur in fire prone habitats. It also reduces the invasion of exotic species and the succession to woody species in pitcher plant bogs, pine savannas, coastal prairies, marshes, and other natural plant communities of the southeastern United States.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Fire ecology in the southeastern United States
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 018-00
DOI 10.3133/fs01800
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 4 p.