Skip to Main Content
Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue.
Impacts of wildfire severity on hydraulic conductivity in forest, woodland, and grassland soils (Chapter 7)Author(s): Daniel G. Neary
Source: In: Elango, Lakshmanan, ed. Hydraulic Conductivity - Issues, Determination and Applications. New York, NY: InTech. p. 123-142.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
PDF: View PDF (1.26 MB)
DescriptionForest, woodland, and grassland watersheds throughout the world are major sources of high quality water for human use because of the nature of these soils to infiltrate, store, and transmit most precipitation instead of quickly routing it to surface runoff. This characteristic of these wildland soils is due to normally high infiltration rates, porosities, and hydraulic conductivities generated by biological and physical processes (Neary et al. 2009). Many of these ecosystems are subject to prescribed fires and wildfires that affect not only aboveground natural resources but also the soil and hydrologic systems (Ice et al. 2004).
- 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. 2011. Impacts of wildfire severity on hydraulic conductivity in forest, woodland, and grassland soils (Chapter 7). In: Elango, Lakshmanan, ed. Hydraulic Conductivity - Issues, Determination and Applications. New York, NY: InTech. p. 123-142.
Keywordswildfire, hydraulic conductivity, forest, woodland, and grassland soils, watersheds
- Sources and Practices Contributing to Soil Contamination
- Ecosystem services from forested landscapes: an overview
- Geographic approaches to biodiversity conservation: implications of scale and error to landscape planning
XML: View XML