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Ecosystem Changes

Publications under this subtopic focus on components of the ecosystem that have undergone change during or after a wild- or prescribed fire.

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Management/Planning Documents

2014 Using resistance and resilience concepts to reduce impacts of invasive annual grasses and altered fire regimes on the sagebrush ecosystem and greater sage-grouse: a strategic multi-scale approach
Jeanne C. Chambers, David A. Pyke, Jeremy D. Maestas, Michael L. Pellant, Chad S. Boyd, Steven B. Campbell, Shawn Espinosa, Douglas W. Havlina, Kenneth E. Mayer, Amarina Wuenschel

Syntheses

2016 Achievable future conditions as a framework for guiding forest conservation and management
Stephen W. Golladay, Katherine L. Martin, James M. Vose, David N. Wear, Alan P. Covich, Richard J. Hobbs, Kier D. Klepzig, Gene E. Likens, Robert J. Naiman, Allan W. Shearer
2016 Tamm Review: Management of mixed-severity fire regime forests in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California
Paul F. Hessburg, Thomas A. Spies, David A. Perry, Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor, Peter M. Brown, Scott L. Stephens, Andrew J. Larson, Derek J. Churchill, Nicholas A. Povak, Peter H. Singleton, Brenda McComb, William J. Zielinski, Brandon M. Collins, R. Brion Salter, Jerry F. Franklin, Gregg M. Riegel

Publications/Reports

2020 Influence of topography and fuels on fire refugia probability under varying fire weather conditions in forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Garrett W. Meigs, Christopher J. Dunn, Sean A. Parks, Meg A. Krawchuk
2020 Increased fire severity triggers positive feedbacks of greater vegetation flammability and favors plant community‐type conversions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jennifer B. Landesmann, Florencia Tiribelli, Juan Paritsis, Thomas T. Veblen, Thomas Kitzberger
2020 Structural diversity and development in active fire regime mixed-conifer forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Julia Berkey, R. Travis Belote, Colin T. Maher, Andrew J. Larson
2020 Rethinking fire‐adapted species in an altered fire regime
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carmen L. Tubbesing, Robert A. York, Scott L. Stephens, John J. Battles
2019 Whitebark and Foxtail Pine in Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks: Initial Assessment of Stand Structure and Condition
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jonathan C. B. Nesmith, Micah Wright, Erik S. Jules, Shawn T. McKinney
2019 Post‐fire forest regeneration shows limited climate tracking and potential for drought‐induced type conversion
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Derek J. N. Young, Chhaya M. Werner, Kevin R. Welch, Truman P. Young, Hugh Safford, Andrew Latimer
2019 Wildfire activity and land use drove 20th‐century changes in forest cover in the Colorado front range
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kyle Rodman, Thomas T. Veblen, Sara Saraceni, Teresa B. Chapman
2019 Feast not famine: Nitrogen pools recover rapidly in 25‐yr‐old postfire lodgepole pine
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Monica G. Turner, Timothy G. Whitby, William H. Romme
2019 Distinguishing disturbance from perturbations in fire-prone ecosystems
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jon E. Keeley, Juli G. Pausas
2019 Frequent and intense fires in the final coals of the Paleozoic indicate elevated atmospheric oxygen levels at the onset of the End-Permian Mass Extinction Event
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Zhiming Yan, Longyi Shao, I. J. Glasspool, Xuetian Wang, Juan Wang, Hao Wang
2019 Long-term evidence for fire as an ecohydrologic threshold-reversal mechanism on woodland‐encroached sagebrush shrublands
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
C. Jason Williams, Frederick B. Pierson, Sayjro K. Nouwakpo, Patrick R. Kormos, Osama Z. Al-Hamdan, Mark A. Weltz
2019 Does burn severity affect plant community diversity and composition in mixed conifer forests of the United States Intermountain West one decade post fire?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Eva K. Strand, K.L. Satterberg, Andrew T. Hudak, John C. Byrne, Azad Henareh Khalyani, Alistair M. S. Smith
2019 Post-fire carbon dynamics in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kristina J. Bartowitz, Philip E. Higuera, Bryan N. Shuman, Kendra K. McLauchlan, Tara W. Hudiburg
2018 Land surveys show regional variability of historical fire regimes and structure of dry forests of the western USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William L. Baker, Mark A. Williams
2018 Prescribed fire regimes subtly alter ponderosa pine forest plant community structure
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Becky K. Kerns, Michelle A. Day
2018 Fine-scale spatial climate variation and drought mediate the likelihood of reburning
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sean A. Parks, Marc-Andre Parisien, Carol Miller, Lisa M. Holsinger, Scott L. Baggett
2018 Biological and geophysical feedbacks with fire in the Earth system
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sally Archibald, Caroline E. R. Lehmann, Claire M. Belcher, William J. Bond, Ross A. Bradstock, Anne Laure Daniau, K. G. Dexter, Elisabeth J. Forrestel, M. Greve, Tianhua He, Steven I. Higgins, William A. Hoffmann, Byron B. Lamont, D. J. McGlinn, G. R. Moncrieff, Colin P. Osborne, Juli G. Pausas, Owen F. Price, Brad S. Ripley, Brendan M. Rogers, Dylan W. Schwilk, M. F. Simon, Merritt R. Turetsky, Guido R. Van der Werf, Amy E. Zanne
2018 Dormant-Season Fire Inhibits Sixweeks Fescue and Enhances Forage Production in Shortgrass Steppe
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
N. A. Dufek, David J. Augustine, Dana M. Blumenthal, Julie A. Kray, Justin D. Derner
2018 Do Perennial Bunchgrasses Competitively Exclude Bromus tectorum in Post-Fire Rehabilitation? - JFSP Final Report
Technical Report or White Paper
Eva K. Strand, Beth A. Newingham, Chris Bowman-Prideaux
2018 From the stand‐scale to the landscape‐scale: predicting the spatial patterns of forest regeneration after disturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kristen L. Shive, Haiganoush K. Preisler, Kevin R. Welch, Hugh Safford, Ramona J. Butz, Kevin L. O'Hara, Scott L. Stephens
2018 Fire‐induced deforestation in drought‐prone Mediterranean forests: drivers and unknowns from leaves to communities
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Asaf Karavani, Matthias M. Boer, Mara Baudena, Carlos Colinas, Rubén Díaz‐Sierra, Jesús Pemán, Martín de Luis, Álvaro Enríquez‐de‐Salamanca, Víctor Resco de Dios
2018 Modelling the management of forest ecosystems: Importance of wood decomposition
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Juan A. Blanco, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Martin F. Jurgensen, Michael P. Curran, Joanne M. Tirocke, Joanna Walitalo
2018 Anticipating fire-mediated impacts of climate change using a demographic framework
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kimberley T. Davis, Philip E. Higuera, Anna Sala
2018 Forest management for novelty, persistence, and restoration influenced by policy and society
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Adena R. Rissman, Kevin D. Burke, Heather A. Kramer, Volker C. Radeloff, Paul R. Schilke, Owen A. Selles, Rachel H. Toczydlowski, Chloe B. Wardropper, Lori A. Barrow, Jennifer L. Chandler, Katelyn Geleynse, Andrew W. L'roe, Katherine M. Laushman, A. Lisa Schomaker
2017 Climate adaption and post-fire restoration of a foundational perennial in cold desert: Insights from intraspecific variation in response to weather
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Martha M. Brabec, Matthew J. Germino, Bryce A. Richardson
2017 Forest succession along a productivity gradient following fire exclusion
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James D. Johnston
2017 Fire Severity and Regeneration Strategy Influence Shrub Patch Size and Structure Following Disturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jesse Minor, Donald A. Falk, Greg A. Barron-Gafford
2017 Indicators of burn severity at extended temporal scales: A decade of ecosystem response in mixed conifer forests of western Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sarah A. Lewis, Andrew T. Hudak, Peter R. Robichaud, Penelope Morgan, K.L. Satterberg, Eva K. Strand, Alistair M. S. Smith, J Zamudio, Leigh B. Lentile
2016 Achievable future conditions as a framework for guiding forest conservation and management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Stephen W. Golladay, Katherine L. Martin, James M. Vose, David N. Wear, Alan P. Covich, Richard J. Hobbs, Kier D. Klepzig, Gene E. Likens, Robert J. Naiman, Allan W. Shearer
2016 Tamm Review: Management of mixed-severity fire regime forests in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Paul F. Hessburg, Thomas A. Spies, David A. Perry, Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor, Peter M. Brown, Scott L. Stephens, Andrew J. Larson, Derek J. Churchill, Nicholas A. Povak, Peter H. Singleton, Brenda McComb, William J. Zielinski, Brandon M. Collins, R. Brion Salter, Jerry F. Franklin, Gregg M. Riegel
2015 Corrigendum to - Challenges of establishing big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) in rangeland restoration: Effects of herbicide, mowing,whole-community seeding, and sagebrush seed sources
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Martha M. Brabec, Matthew J. Germino, Douglas J. Shinneman, David S. Pilliod, Susan K. McIlroy, Robert S. Arkle
2015 Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Constance I. Millar, Nathan L. Stephenson
2014 Climate change and United States forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David L. Peterson, James M. Vose, Toral Patel-Weynand
2014 Vegetation response after post-fire mulching and native grass seeding
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Penelope Morgan, Marshell Moy, Christine A. Droske, Leigh B. Lentile, Sarah A. Lewis, Peter R. Robichaud, Andrew T. Hudak
2013 The merits of prescribed fire outweigh potential carbon emission effects
Technical Report or White Paper
Association for Fire Ecology, International Association of Wildland Fire, Tall Timbers Research Station, The Nature Conservancy
2011 The ecology of mixed severity fire regimes in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David A. Perry, Paul F. Hessburg, Carl N. Skinner, Thomas A. Spies, Scott L. Stephens, Alan H. Taylor, Jerry F. Franklin, Brenda McComb, Gregg M. Riegel
2009 Fire ecology in Rocky Mountain landscapes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William L. Baker
2008 Landscape heterogeneity following large fires: insights from Yellowstone National Park, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tania L. Schoennagel, Erica A. H. Smithwick, Monica G. Turner
2005 Sagebrush steppe and pinyon-juniper ecosystems - effects of changing fire regimes, increased fuel loads, and invasive species - Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program
Technical Report or White Paper
Jeanne C. Chambers, E. Durant McArthur, Stephen B. Monsen, Susan E. Meyer, Nancy L. Shaw, Robin J. Tausch, Robert R. Blank, Stephen C. Bunting, Richard R. Miller, Michael L. Pellant, Bruce A. Roundy, Scott C. Walker
2005 Carbon cycling at the landscape scale: the effect of changes in climate and fire frequency on age distribution, stand structure, and net ecosystem production - Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program
Technical Report or White Paper
Michael G. Ryan, Daniel M. Kashian, Erica A. H. Smithwick, William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner, Daniel B. Tinker
2003 Mapping the cheatgrass-caused departure from historical natural fire regimes in the Great Basin, USA
Conference Proceedings
James P. Menakis, Dianne Osborne, Melanie Miller
2000 Miller Creek: ecosystem recovery in a western Montana forest 30 years after prescribed burning and wildfire
Conference Proceedings
Jonalea R. Tonn, Martin F. Jurgensen, G. D. Mroz, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese
2000 Comparing historic and modern forests on the Bitterroot Front
Conference Proceedings
Michael G. Hartwell, Paul B. Alaback, Stephen F. Arno
1999 Western national forests: a cohesive strategy is needed to address catastrophic wildfire threats
Technical Report or White Paper
United States General Accounting Office
1999 Yellowstone fires: a decade later
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Y. Baskin
1988 Riparian vegetation dynamics in relation to channel shifting and fire
Conference Proceedings
Y. Akashi, Dennis H. Knight
1986 Effects of disturbance frequency on stream benthic community structure in relation to canopy cover and season
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher T. Robinson, G. Wayne Minshall