Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Jason P. Love; James M. Vose; Katherine J. Elliott
    Date: 2007
    Source: Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, Vol. 123(1): 22-34
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
    PDF: Download Publication  (148 KB)


    Cover board arrays were used to measure the relative abundance of macroinvertebrates and terrestrial salamanders on prescribed burn and control sites in xeric southern Appalachians of northern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee pine-oak forests. Three microsite variables were measured at each cover board: cover board moisture level, temperature under the cover board, and soil moisture. Soil moisture was significantly higher on the burn sites than the controls after the prescribed fire. Two groups of macroinvertebrates, Homoptera and Hymenoptera, were more abundant on the burn sites than the control sites. Coleoptera and Stylommatophora were significantly more abundant in riparian and low slope positions than upland positions; whereas, the other macroinvertebrate groups were not significantly related to slope position. Thirteen salamanders were found during the four sampling periods. Overall, there was little evidence of negative post-fire impacts on macroinvertebrates or salamanders.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to 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.


    Love, Jason P.; Vose, James M.; Elliott, Katherine J. 2007. Effects of restoration burns on macroinvertebrates in southern Appalachian pine-oak forests. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, Vol. 123(1): 22-34


    cover boards, file, invertebrates, salamanders, restoration

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page