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Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on soils and water

Author(s): Daniel G. Neary, Kevin C. Ryan, Leonard F. DeBano
Year Published: 2005

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 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.

Citation: Neary, Daniel G.; Ryan, Kevin C.; DeBano, Leonard F. (eds.). 2005 (revised 2008). Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on soils and water. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-volume 4. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 250 p.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Soils, Water
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 12596
FRAMES RCS number: 826
Record updated: Nov 16, 2017