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Frequency

The records under this topic focus on repeated events in forest history, such as how often insects invade or the amount of time between disturbance events. The return intervals of fire are found under the fire regime topic, but other repeat occurrences of events will be found here.

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Publications/Reports

2019 Comparative methods for reconstructing fire histories at the stand scale using charcoal records in peat and mineral soils
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Pierre-Luc Couillard, Joanie Tremblay, Martin Lavoie, Serge Payette
2019 Repeated fires reduce plant diversity in low‐elevation Wyoming big sagebrush ecosystems (1984–2014)
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Adam L. Mahood, Jennifer Balch
2018 Historic frequency and severity of fire in whitebark pine forests of the Cascade Mountain Range, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael P. Murray, Joel Siderius
2018 Sparking New Opportunities for Charcoal-Based Fire History Reconstructions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Julie C. Aleman, Andy Hennebelle, Boris Vannière, Olivier Blarquez, Global Paleofire Working Group
2018 High severity fire: evaluating its key drivers and mapping its probability across western US forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sean A. Parks, Lisa M. Holsinger, Matthew Panunto, William Matt Jolly, Solomon Z. Dobrowski, Gregory K. Dillon
2017 Fire-regime variability impacts forest carbon dynamics for centuries to millennia
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tara W. Hudiberg, Philip E. Higuera, Jeffrey A. Hicke
2017 Fire history and fire-climate interactions in high elevation whitebark pine dominated forest
Technical Report or White Paper
Alan H. Taylor, Catherine Airey Lauvaux
2017 Quantifying the effect of elevation and aspect on fire return intervals in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Marie-Pierre Rogeau, Glen W. Armstrong
2016 The spatially varying influence of humans on fire probability in North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Marc-Andre Parisien, Carol Miller, Sean A. Parks, Evan R. DeLancey, Francois-Nicolas Robinne, Michael D. Flannigan
2016 Sensitivity of reconstructed fire histories to detection criteria in mixed-severity landscapes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Vanessa Stretch, Ze'ev Gedalof, Jacklyn Cockburn, Michael F. Pisaric
2016 Influence of fire disturbance and biophysical heterogeneity on pre-settlement ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James D. Johnston, John D. Bailey, Christopher J. Dunn
2016 Quantifying the human influence on fire ignition across the western USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Emily J. Fusco, John T. Abatzoglou, Jennifer Balch, John T. Finn, Bethany A. Bradley
2014 Northern Rockies pyrogeography: an example of fire atlas utility
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Penelope Morgan, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Carol Miller, Aaron M. Wilson, Carly E. Gibson
2014 Large wildfire trends in the western United States, 1984-2011
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Philip E. Dennison, Simon C. Brewer, James D. Arnold, Max A. Moritz
2014 Briefing: climate and wildfire in western U.S. forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Anthony L. Westerling, Timothy J. Brown, Tania L. Schoennagel, Thomas W. Swetnam, Monica G. Turner, Thomas T. Veblen
2014 Regional projections of the likelihood of very large wildland fires under a changing climate in the contiguous western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
E. Natasha Stavros, John T. Abatzoglou, Donald McKenzie, Narasimhan K. Larkin
2012 Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jennifer R. Marlon, Patrick J. Bartlein, Daniel G. Gavin, Colin J. Long, R. Scott Anderson, Christy E. Briles, Kendrick J. Brown, Daniele Colombaroli, Douglas J. Hallett, Mitchell J. Power, Elizabeth A. Scharf, Megan K. Walsh
2012 Characterizing fire-on-fire interactions in three large wilderness areas
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Casey Teske, Carl A. Seielstad, Lloyd P. Queen
2011 Lack of fire has limited physiological impact on old-growth ponderosa pine in dry montane forests of north-central Idaho
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Eric G. Keeling, Anna Sala, Thomas H. DeLuca
2011 Disturbance ecology of high-elevation five-needle pine ecosystems in western North America
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Elizabeth M. Campbell, Robert E. Keane, Evan R. Larson, Michael P. Murray, Anna W. Schoettle, Carmen Wong
2011 Synthesis of knowledge: fire history and climate change
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
William T. Sommers, Stanley G. Coloff, Susan G. Conard
2010 The myth of "catastrophic" wildfire - a new ecological paradigm of forest health
Technical Report or White Paper
Chad T. Hanson
2010 Fire and climate variation in western North America from fire-scar and tree-ring networks
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Donald A. Falk, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Peter M. Brown, Thomas W. Swetnam, Elaine Kennedy Sutherland, Ze'ev Gedalof, Larissa L. Yocom, Timothy J. Brown
2009 Widespread increase of tree mortality rates in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Phillip J. van Mantgem, Nathan L. Stephenson, John C. Byrne, Lori D. Daniels, Jerry F. Franklin, Peter Z. Fule, Mark E. Harmon, Andrew J. Larson, Jeremy M. Smith, Alan H. Taylor, Thomas T. Veblen
2008 Living artifacts: the ancient ponderosa pines of the West
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen F. Arno, Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane
2008 Long-term relations among fire, fuel, and climate in the north-western US based on lake-sediment studies
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cathy L. Whitlock, Jennifer R. Marlon, Christy E. Briles, Andrea R. Brunelle, Colin J. Long, Patrick J. Bartlein
2008 Multi-season climate synchronized historical fires in dry forests (1650-1900), Northern Rockies, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Emily K. Heyerdahl, Penelope Morgan, James P. Riser
2008 Holocene records of Dendroctonus bark beetles in high elevation pine forests of Idaho and Montana, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrea R. Brunelle, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Barbara J. Bentz, A. Steven Munson
2008 Climate change effects on historical range and variability of two large landscapes in western Montana, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert E. Keane, Lisa M. Holsinger, Russell A. Parsons, Kathy L. Gray
2007 Forest fire and climate change in western North America: insights from sediment charcoal records
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Daniel G. Gavin, Douglas J. Hallett, Feng S. Hu, Kenneth P. Lertzman, Susan J. Prichard, Kendrick J. Brown, Jason A. Lynch, Patrick J. Bartlein, David L. Peterson
2007 Fire, fuels and restoration of ponderosa pine-Douglas fir forests in the Rocky Mountains, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William L. Baker, Thomas T. Veblen, Rosemary L. Sherriff
2007 Recovery of big sagebrush following fire in southwest Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Peter Lesica, Stephen V. Cooper, Greg Kudray
2007 Comparison of fire scars, fire atlases, and satellite data in the northwestern United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lauren B. Shapiro, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Penelope Morgan
2006 Frequent fire alters nitrogen transformations in ponderosa pine stands of the inland Northwest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Thomas H. DeLuca, Anna Sala
2006 History of fire and Douglas-fir establishment in a savanna and sagebrush-grassland mosaic, southwestern Montana, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Emily K. Heyerdahl, Richard F. Miller, Russell A. Parsons
2006 Ecological science relevant to management policies for fire-prone forests of the western United States, Society for Conservation Biology scientific panel of fire in western U.S. forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Reed F. Noss, Jerry F. Franklin, William L. Baker, Tania L. Schoennagel, Peter B. Moyle
2006 The complexity of managing fire-dependent ecosystems in wilderness: relict ponderosa pine in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, Laura J. Dickinson
2006 Fire exclusion and nitrogen mineralization in low elevation forests of western Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
M. Derek MacKenzie, Thomas H. DeLuca, Anna Sala
2005 Restoring dry and moist forests of the inland northwestern U. S.
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Theresa B. Jain, Russell T. Graham
2005 Restoration of ponderosa pine forests in the interior western U.S. after logging, grazing, and fire suppression
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Merrill R. Kaufmann, Kevin C. Ryan, Peter Z. Fule, William H. Romme
2005 Dry forests and wildland fires of the inland Northwest USA: contrasting the landscape ecology of the pre-settlement and modern eras
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Paul F. Hessburg, James K. Agee, Jerry F. Franklin
2005 Culturally scarred trees in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, USA- interpreting Native American historical forest use in a wilderness area
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, R. Andersson
2005 Fire ecology of ponderosa pine and the rebuilding of fire-resilient ponderosa pine ecosystems
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Stephen A. Fitzgerald
2004 The interaction of fire, fuels, and climate across Rocky Mountain forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tania L. Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, William H. Romme
2004 Forest structure and organic horizon analysis along a fire chronosequence in the low elevation forests of western Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
M. Derek MacKenzie, Thomas H. DeLuca, Anna Sala
2003 Interannual to decadal drought and wildfire in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Anthony L. Westerling, Thomas W. Swetnam
2003 Climatic controls on fire-induced sediment pulses in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho: a long-term perspective
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Grant A. Meyer, Jennifer L. Pierce
2003 Vegetation dynamics under fire exclusion and logging in a Rocky Mountain watershed, 1856-1996
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Alisa L. Gallant, Andrew J. Hansen, John S. Councilman, Duane K. Monte, David W. Betz
2002 Fire as a coarse filter for snags and logs
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
James K. Agee
2002 Fire as a coarse filter for snags and logs
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
James K. Agee
2002 Landscape-scale controls over 20th century fire occurrence in two large Rocky Mountain (USA) wilderness areas
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew G. Rollins, Penelope Morgan
2001 Evaluating a century of fire patterns in two Rocky Mountain wilderness areas using digital fire atlases
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew G. Rollins, Thomas W. Swetnam, Penelope Morgan
2001 The role of fire in juniper and pinyon woodlands: a descriptive analysis
Conference Proceedings
Richard F. Miller, Robin J. Tausch
2001 Water use by whitebark pine and subalpine fir: potential consequences of fire exclusion in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Anna Sala, Elieen V. Carey, Robert E. Keane, Ragan M. Callaway
2001 Uncertainty in surface-fire history: the case of ponderosa pine forests in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William L. Baker, Donna S. Ehle
2000 Interactions between fire, grazing, and climate change at Wind Cave National Park, SD
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dominique Bachelet, James M. Lenihan, Christopher Daly, Ronald P. Neilson
2000 Fire in western forest ecosystems
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno
2000 Fire in western shrubland, woodland, and grassland ecosystems
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Timothy E. Paysen, R. James Ansley, James K. Brown, Gerald J. Gottfried, Sally M. Haase, Michael G. Harrington, Marcia G. Narog, Stephen S. Sackett, Ruth C. Wilson
2000 Variations in fire frequency and climate over the last 17,000 years in central Yellowstone National Park
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sarah H. Millspaugh, Cathy L. Whitlock, Patrick J. Bartlein
2000 Landscape trends (1753-1993) of whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) forests in the west big hole range of Idaho/Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael P. Murray, Stephen C. Bunting, Michael P. Murray
2000 Fire, competition, and forest pests: landscape treatment to sustain ecosystem function
Conference Proceedings
Geral I. McDonald, Alan E. Harvey, Jonalea R. Tonn
2000 Associated riparian communities
Conference Proceedings
Colin C. Hardy, Robert E. Keane, Michael G. Harrington
1998 Fire history of an isolated subalpine mountain range of the intermountain region, United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael P. Murray, Stephen C. Bunting, Penelope Morgan
1997 Old-growth ponderosa pine and western larch stand structures: influences of pre-1900 fires and fire exclusion
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno, Helen Y. Smith, Michael A. Krebs
1997 Restoring fire in lodgepole pine forests of the Intermountain West
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Colin C. Hardy, Ward W. McCaughey
1996 Restoring recreational and residential forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Joe H. Scott
1996 The concept: restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno
1994 Comparing the prescribed natural fire program with presettlement fires in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James K. Brown, Stephen F. Arno, Stephen W. Barrett, James P. Menakis
1993 Fire history of Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest Lewis and Clark National Forest
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen W. Barrett
1987 Forest fire frequency and western spruce budworm outbreaks in western Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Leslie Anderson, Clinton E. Carlson, Ronald H. Wakimoto
1985 Fire, logging, and white-tailed deer interrelationships in the Swan Valley, northwestern Montana
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
June D. Freedman, James R. Habeck
1985 Fire, logging, and white-tailed deer interrelationships in the Swan Valley, northwestern Montana
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
June D. Freedman, James R. Habeck
1983 Fire frequency reduced two orders of magnitude in the Bitterroot Canyons, Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bruce McCune
1982 Variation in estimates of fire intervals: a closer look at fire history on the Bitterroot National Forest
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno, Terry D. Petersen
1982 Indian fires as an ecological influence in the Northern Rockies
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen W. Barrett, Stephen F. Arno
1980 Fire frequency in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
William H. Romme
1980 Forest fire history in the Northern Rockies
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen F. Arno
1980 Fire frequency in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
William H. Romme
1980 Fire history of a western larch/Douglas-fir forest type in northwestern Montana
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Kathleen M. Davis
1980 Fire history of a western larch/Douglas-fir forest type in northwestern Montana
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Kathleen M. Davis
1980 Indian fires in the pre-settlement forests of western Montana
Conference Proceedings
Stephen W. Berrett
1980 Fire history of western redcedar/hemlock forests in northern Idaho
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno, Dan H. Davis
1980 Fire history of western redcedar/hemlock forests in northern Idaho
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno, Dan H. Davis
1980 The dendrochronology of fire history
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Marvin A. Stokes
1980 The dendrochronology of fire history
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Marvin A. Stokes
1980 Fire history terminology: report of the ad hoc committee
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
William H. Romme
1980 Fire history terminology: report of the ad hoc committee
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
William H. Romme
1979 The role and use of fire in sagebrush-grass and pinyon-juniper plant communities: a state-of-the-art review
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Henry A. Wright, Leon F. Neuenschwander, Carlton M. Britton
1977 The fire history of Coram Experimental Forest
Dissertation or Thesis
Kathy M. Sneck
1977 A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno, Kathy M. Sneck
1976 The historical role of fire on the Bitterroot National Forest
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. Arno
1973 Fire-dependent forests in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James R. Habeck, Robert W. Mutch
1973 Wildfires in northern Yellowstone National Park
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Douglas B. Houston