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avatar How Forests Thrive After Fires and Volcanoes
August 06, 2012 06:14PM
ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2012) — Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a Washington State University researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity. In fact, says Mark Swanson, land managers can alter their practices to enhance such diversity, creating areas with a wide variety of species, including rare and endangered plants and animals.

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