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Ecological Effects of Fire Retardant
Chemicals and Fire Suppressant Foams

Table 2


Summary of Treatment Effects in Riparian and Upland Habitat. Entries in the table refer to treatments that differed significantly from the control in at least one sample period, or at the end of the study; U = unburned plots, B = burned plots.

Variable measured
Riparian
Upland
0.5% Silv-Ex 1.0% Silv-Ex Phos-Chek End1 0.5% Silv-Ex 1.0% Silv-Ex Phos-Chek End1
Chrysothamnus vicidiflorus
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Total plants June
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Resprouts June
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Change in stems/m2 June
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Change in species richness June
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Change in species evenness June
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Change in species diversity June
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Artemesia tridentata
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1 Effect present at end of study; 1% = 1.0% Silv-Ex; 0.5% = 0.5% Silv-Ex.
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