Data was collected from Cumberland Island, Georgia indicating the island had burned several times in the 20th century. Fire rotations were related to drought cycles, and lightning is likely the cause of ignition. This fire rotation may have influence on typical vegetation succession patterns.
Turner, S. 1984. The Fire History of Cumberland Island National Seashore 1900-
National Park Service, Cooperative Park Studies Unit Technical Report 7.
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Historic land use and climatic factors were examined to determine historic fire patterns on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Fire rotation for susceptible communities was estimated at 20 to 30 year cycles correlating with regional drought cycles.
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Using fire and grazing as disturbance examples 3 conceptual hypotheses are discussed relating to the ways large scale landscape heterogeneity may influence disturbance patterns.
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(173) *Walsh, J.M. 1993. Habitat Use and Productivity of Wood Storks on Cumberland Island National Seashore. Kings Bay Environmental Monitoring Program Report, KBEMP–90/02; NPS–D–64. 70p.
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(174) Whitlock, J.E., Q.Q. Fang, L.A. Durden and J.H. Oliver, Jr. 2000. Prevalence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis (Rickettseales:Rickettsiaceae) in Amblyomma americanum (Acari:Ixodidae) from the Georgia Coast and Barrier Islands. Journal of Medical Entomology, 37:276-280.
Lone star tick samples were collected from Sapelo Island, St. Catherines Island, and Fort McAllister, Georgia to test for the prevalence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis. The Sapelo