Skip to Main Content
Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on soils and waterAuthor(s): Daniel G. Neary; Kevin C. Ryan; Leonard F. DeBano
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol.4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 250 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Download Publication (11.6 MB)
DescriptionThis state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on soils and water can assist land and fire managers with information on the physical, chemical, and biological effects of fire needed to successfully conduct ecosystem management, and effectively inform others about the role and impacts of wildland fire. Chapter topics include the soil resource, soil physical properties and fire, soil chemistry effects, soil biology responses, the hydrologic cycle and water resources, water quality, aquatic biology, fire effects on wetland and riparian systems, fire effects models, and watershed rehabilitation.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationNeary, Daniel G.; Ryan, Kevin C.; DeBano, Leonard F. 2005. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on soils and water. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol.4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 250 p.
Keywordsecosystem, fire effects, fire regime, fire severity, soil, water, watersheds, rehabilitation, soil properties, hydrology, hydrologic cycle, soil chemistry, soil biology, fire effects models
- The Fire Effects Information System - serving managers since before the Yellowstone fires
- Soils under fire: soils research and the Joint Fire Science Program.
- Fire Effects Information System: New engine, remodeled interior, added options
XML: View XML