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We examined the use of snag stands by seven species of cavity-nesting birds from 1994-1998. Selection of snags was studied in logged and unlogged burned forests at two spatial scales: microhabitat (local vegetation characteristics) and landscape (composition and patterning of surrounding vegetation…
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Ree Brannon, Jonathan Dudley, Larry Donohoo, Dave Vanderzanden, Vicky Johnson, Henry Lachowski
Keywords: snags, dead trees, fire effects, birds, habitat selection, microhabitats, stand characteristics, nesting, Boise National Forest, Idaho
Source: In: Laudenslayer, William F., Jr.; Shea, Patrick J.; Valentine, Bradley E.; Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Lisle, Thomas E., tech. coords. Proceedings of the symposium on the ecology and management of dead wood in western forests, Reno, Nevada, November 2-4, 1999. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-181. Albany, CA : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p. 835-848.
Year: 2002
Wilderness fire science has progressed since the last major review of the topic, but it was significantly affected by the large fire events of 1988. Strides have been made in both fire behavior and fire effects, and in the issues of scaling, yet much of the progress has not been specifically tied…
Author(s): James K. Agee
Keywords: Wilderness, fire behavior, fire effects
Source: In: Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference-Volume 5: Wilderness ecosystems, threats, and management; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 5-22
Year: 2000
This 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…
Author(s): Daniel G. Neary, Kevin C. Ryan, Leonard F. DeBano
Keywords: ecosystem, fire effects, fire regime, fire severity, soil, water, watersheds, rehabilitation, soil properties, hydrology, hydrologic cycle, soil chemistry, soil biology, fire effects models
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol.4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 250 p.
Year: 2005
Each decision to suppress fire reinforces a feedback cycle in which fuels continue to accumulate, risk escalates, and the tendency to suppress fires grows (Miller and others, 2003). Existing decision-support tools focus primarily on the negative consequences of fire. This guide outlines a framework…
Author(s): A. Black, T. Opperman
Keywords: fire, prescribed fire, wildland fire use, planning, fire effects, fuel treatment priorities, benefits, resource effects, FEPF, GIS, FLAMMAP, SIMPPLLE
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep.GTR-RMRS-163. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p.
Year: 2005
Predictive equations for duff reduction and mineral soil exposure by prescribed fire are presented. An explanation is suggested for the dependence of duff combustion on surface fuel combustion. Surface fire duration and fuel moisture estimates of the National Fire-Danger Rating 1,000-hour timelag…
Author(s): David V. Sandberg
Keywords: Duff, fire effects, prescribed burning, site preparation
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-272. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 18 p
Year: 1980
An approach for synthesizing the results of ecological research pertinent to land management is the analysis of the historic range of variability (HRV) for key ecosystem variables that are affected by management activities. This report provides an HRV analysis for the upland vegetation of the…
Author(s): Gregory K. Dillon, Dennis H. Knight, Carolyn B. Meyer
Keywords: aspen, bark beetles, canopy gaps, coarse woody debris, comandra blister rust, dwarf mistletoe, Engelmann spruce, fire effects, disease in Rocky Mountain forests, forest fragmentation, insects in forests, interior forest, landscape ecology, lodgepole pine, mistletoe, mountain pine beetle, ponderosa pine, roads, Rocky Mountain forests, snags, spruce beetle, subalpine fir, subalpine forests, timber harvesting effects, white pine blister rust, wind in forests
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-139. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 85 p.
Year: 2005
An approach for synthesizing the results of ecological research pertinent to land management is the analysis of the historic range of variability (HRV) for key ecosystem variables that are affected by management activities. This report provides an HRV analysis for the upland vegetation of the…
Author(s): Carolyn B. Meyer, Dennis H. Knight, Gregory K. Dillon
Keywords: aspen, bark beetles, canopy gaps, coarse woody debris, comandra blister rust, Douglas-fir, dwarf mistletoe, Engelmann spruce, fire effects, forest fragmentation, insects in forests, landscape ecology, lodgepole pine, mistletoe, mountain pine beetle, ponderosa pine, roads, spruce beetle, subalpine fir, subalpine forests, timber harvesting effects, white pine blister rust, wind in forests
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-140. Fort Collins, CO: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 94 p.
Year: 2005
Low intensity, spring prescribed burns have been used since 1964 at the Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Minnesota in an attempt to restore the area to an oak savanna. Burned areas are now more savanna like (having greater grass and forb and lower shrub and lower tree representation) than…
Author(s): Alan S. White
Keywords: fire ecology, fire effects, prescribed burning, oak, savanna
Source: Research Paper NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Year: 1986
This compendium of tire information for selected south Florida vegetative communities will help resource managers and policymakers to better predict the consequences of their fire management decisions. Included is a brief history of fire in south Florida, along with some associated damages and…
Author(s): Dale Wade, John Ewel, Ronald Hofstetter
Keywords: Fire management, fire effects, prescribed burning, wildfire, water levels
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-17. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 125 p.
Year: 1980
Changes in depth to permafrost and soil temperature were investigated for 4 years after treatment of the forest floor on small plots by fire and mechanical removal of half the forest floor layer and the entire layer. The only treatments to show a consistent, statistically significant effect were…
Author(s): C.T. Dyrness
Keywords: Forest floor, soil temperature, permafrost, fire effects, mechanical control, taiga, Alaska (interior)
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-396. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 19 p
Year: 1982
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