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Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1989

Fire affects spawning areas and food habitat in streams by indirectly influencing waterflow, nutrients, erosion, sedimentation, debris, and water temperature. The response of vegetation following fire is the most important factor affecting aquatic areas. Effects of fire on aquatic systems vary over time tending to be detrimental at first but often beneficial later.

Citation: Brown, James K. 1989. Effects of fire on aquatic systems. In: Wild Trout IV Symposium. USDA Forest Service, USDI National Park Service. Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth, WY. p. 106-110.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Aquatic Life, Water
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
NRFSN number: 8429
FRAMES RCS number: 2144
Record updated: Mar 16, 2015