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Examining post-fire vegetation recovery with Landsat time series analysis in three western North American forest types

Publications Posted on: May 30, 2019
Background: Few studies have examined post-fire vegetation recovery in temperate forest ecosystems with Landsat time series analysis. We analyzed time series of Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) derived from LandTrendr spectral-temporal segmentation fitting to examine post-fire NBR recovery for several wildfires that occurred in three different coniferous forest types in western North America during the years 2000 to 2007.

Forest wetland area and the forest sector economy in the U.S. South

Publications Posted on: August 20, 2018
This article reviews current data on forest wetlands and their economic contributions in the South, ranging from Texas to Virginia. Based on USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data, the wetland category comprised 17.7% of timber land area on all private and public lands in the South.

Fire: A vaccine for the Forest?

Projects Posted on: April 10, 2018
The impact of fire on conifer defenses.

Supporting data for "Morphologic plasticity and increasing competition explain deviation from the Metabolic Scaling Theory in semi-arid conifer forests, southwestern USA"

Datasets Posted on: March 15, 2018
This data publication includes tree measurements taken 2008-2010 in three mixed conifer forests: the Pinaleño Mountains and Santa Catalina Mountains in southeastern Arizona, and the Jemez Mountains (Valles Caldera National Preserve) in northern New Mexico. Tree data measured at all locations include: species, condition, diameter at breast height and maximum vertical height.

Managing for Wildfire Every Single Day of the Year

Lab Notes Posted on: December 09, 2015
Managing for Wildfires Every Single Day of the Year Posted by Carita Chan, U.S. Forest Service Research & Development, on May 29, 2015

Lidar-derived canopy architecture predicts Brown Creeper occupancy of two western coniferous forests

Publications Posted on: July 08, 2015
In western conifer-dominated forests where the abundance of old-growth stands is decreasing, species such as the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) may be useful as indicator species for monitoring the health of old-growth systems because they are strongly associated with habitat characteristics associated with old growth and are especially sensitive to forest management.

Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Revision of the Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan: Cochise, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona; Hidalgo County, New Mexico

Publications Posted on: April 21, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado National Forest prepared this programmatic environmental impact statement to disclose the potential effects of a proposed action to revise the "Coronado National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan" (1986, as amended). The Coronado comprises 1,783,639 acres, most of which are located in southeastern Arizona, and 70,729 acres of which are in southwestern New Mexico.

Systematic temporal patterns in the relationship between housing development and forest bird biodiversity

Publications Posted on: March 18, 2015
As people encroach increasingly on natural areas, one question is how this affects avian biodiversity. The answer to this is partly scale-dependent. At broad scales, human populations and biodiversity concentrate in the same areas and are positively associated, but at local scales people and biodiversity are negatively associated with biodiversity.

Effects of topographic features on postfire exposed mineral soil in small watersheds

Publications Posted on: March 17, 2015
Exposed mineral soil is an immediate result of forest fires with direct relevance on surface runoff and soil erosion. The goal of this study was to determine which topographic features influence the distribution of exposed mineral soil following wildfire in forested watersheds.