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Ecological effects of the Hayman Fire - Part 8: Effects on species of concernAuthor(s): Natasha B. Kotliar; Sara Simonson; Geneva Chong; Dave Theobald
Source: In: Graham, Russell T., Technical Editor. Hayman Fire Case Study. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 250-262
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionConclusions about the effects of fire on species of concern will depend on the temporal and spatial scales of analysis. Populations of some species may decline in abundance immediately postfire due to alteration or destruction of habitat, but over larger spatial and temporal scales, fire contributes to a shifting mosaic of habitat conditions across the landscape. Whether or not a fire results in persistent and significant population changes depends on a number of factors including fire size and severity, dispersal capabilities and other life history traits, availability of refugia within or outside the burn, postfire successional pathways. Thus, fire effects should be considered across a range of temporal and spatial scales.
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CitationKotliar, Natasha B.; Simonson, Sara; Chong, Geneva; Theobald, Dave. 2003. Ecological effects of the Hayman Fire - Part 8: Effects on species of concern. In: Graham, Russell T., Technical Editor. Hayman Fire Case Study. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 250-262
KeywordsHayman Fire, wildfire, fuel treatments, species, temporal and spatial scales
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