Photos of the Gois study site, illustrating aspects of the research into the effects of forest fire.

Fire risk notice

Vale Torto catchment

Burnt area

Sediment fence

Scrub vegetation in Vale Torto catchment

Upper part of Vale Torto catchment

Soil sampling

Temperature-sensitive paint

Stripes of temperature-sensitive paint

Mature pine prior to fire

Sediment at newly burnt site

Hydrophobic soil


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