Table 1. Summary of fire effects after a 2003 wildfire in a Jeffrey pine-mixed conifer forest in the Sierra San Pedro Martir (SSPM), northwestern Mexico (n=27 plots). SE, one standard error of the mean; PCVS, percent crown volume scorched. Data from 2006.

Forest stand characteristic Average
(SE)
Median Minimum Maximum
Slope (%) 36.0 (2.7) 35.0 5.0 60.0
Canopy Cover (%) 28.4 (2.1) 28.0 12.0 52.0
PCVS 18.6 (3.4) 12.5 0 62.3
Scorch height (m) 2.7 (0.5) 1.7 0 10.6
Bark char height (m) 1.5 (0.3) 1.0 0 6.7
Tree mortality (%) 21.8 (5.3) 12.5 0 100
Seedling mortality (%) 45.4 (7.1) 40 0 100
Shrub cover mortality (%) 7.4 (1.9) 3.7 0 32.3