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  1. Content type: Original research

    In June 2017, wildfires burned 15 000 ha around the town of Knysna in the Western Cape, destroying > 800 buildings, > 5000 ha of forest plantations, and claiming the lives of seven people. We examined the fact...

    Authors: Tineke Kraaij, Johan A. Baard, Jacob Arndt, Lufuno Vhengani and Brian W. van Wilgen

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:4

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    Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) seedlings have a morphological “grass stage” that is considered to be an adaptation to frequent surface fire regimes. However, fire can kill longleaf pine seedlings and thus ...

    Authors: Benjamin O. Knapp, Lauren S. Pile, Joan L. Walker and G. Geoff Wang

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:2

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    Fire is important for the maintenance of African savanna ecosystems, particularly humid savanna. Despite the importance of fire behavior to our understanding of fire’s ecological effects, few studies have docu...

    Authors: Aya Brigitte N’Dri, Tionhonkélé Drissa Soro, Jacques Gignoux, Kanvaly Dosso, Mouhamadou Koné, Julien Kouadio N’Dri, N’golo Abdoulaye Koné and Sébastien Barot

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:5

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  4. Content type: Original research

    Given regional increases in fire activity in western North American forests, understanding how fire influences the extent and effects of subsequent fires is particularly relevant. Remotely sensed estimates of ...

    Authors: Brandon M. Collins, Jamie M. Lydersen, Richard G. Everett and Scott L. Stephens

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:3

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Understanding fire regimes in the coastal region of the Pondoland center of plant endemism, (Eastern Cape, South Africa) is of critical importance, especially in areas where anthropogenic ignitions influence t...

    Authors: Christopher F. Brooke, Tineke Kraaij and Jan A. Venter

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010001

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  6. Content type: Research Article

    Climate and fire are primary drivers of plant species distributions. Long-term management of south central United States woody vegetation communities can benefit from information on potential changes in climat...

    Authors: Esther D. Stroh, Matthew A. Struckhoff, Michael C. Stambaugh and Richard P. Guyette

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010106

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Understanding of historical fire seasonality should facilitate development of concepts regarding fire as an ecological and evolutionary process. In tree-ring based fire-history studies, the seasonality of fire...

    Authors: Monica T. Rother, Jean M. Huffman, Grant L. Harley, William J. Platt, Neil Jones, Kevin M. Robertson and Steve L. Orzell

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010164

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Fires that burn through forests cause changes in wood anatomy and growth that can be used to reconstruct fire histories. Fire is important in Sequoia sempervirens (D. Don) Endl. (coast redwood) forests, but fire ...

    Authors: Allyson L. Carroll, Stephen C. Sillett and Robert Van Pelt

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010085

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Semiarid rangelands experience substantial interannual variability in precipitation, which can determine the relative abundance of species in any given year and influence the way that fire affects plant commun...

    Authors: Nickolas A. Dufek, David J. Augustine, Dana M. Blumenthal, Julie A. Kray and Justin D. Derner

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010033

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    High-severity fires in dry conifer forests of the United States Southwest have created large (>1000 ha) treeless areas that are unprecedented in the regional historical record. These fires have reset extensive...

    Authors: Collin Haffey, Thomas D. Sisk, Craig D. Allen, Andrea E. Thode and Ellis Q. Margolis

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010143

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    Foliar live fuel moisture (LFM)—the weight of water in living plant foliage expressed as a percentage of dry weight—typically affects fire behavior in live wildland fuels. In juniper communities, juniper LFM i...

    Authors: W. Matt McCaw, Devin M. Grobert, S. Bruce Brown, Sam Strickland, Guy A. Thompson, Glen Gillman, Lucien M. Ball and Christopher D. Robinson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010050

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Fire plays a key role in regulating the spatial interactions between adjacent vegetation types from the stand to the landscape scale. Fire behavior modeling can facilitate the understanding of these interactio...

    Authors: Joshua L. Conver, Donald A. Falk, Stephen R. Yool and Robert R. Parmenter

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14010017

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  13. Content type: Research Article

    This study examined the recovery of both physical and biotic characteristics of small (<0.1 m3 sec−1) headwater stream systems impacted by the Dude Fire, which occurred in central Arizona, USA, in 1990. Data coll...

    Authors: Jackson M. Leonard, Hugo A. Magaña, Randy K. Bangert, Daniel G. Neary and Willson L. Montgomery

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13030062

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Fire trails provide access into vegetation for controlled burns in fire-prone regions of the world. We examined the ecological impacts of fire trails on plant assemblages in edge habitat adjacent to trails in ...

    Authors: Daniel W. Krix, Matthew C. Hingee, Leigh J. Martin, Megan L. Phillips and Brad R. Murray

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13030095

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Prescribed burning is a primary tool for habitat restoration and management in fire-adapted grasslands. Concerns about detrimental effects of burning on butterfly populations, however, can inhibit implementati...

    Authors: Kathryn C. Hill, Jonathan D. Bakker and Peter W. Dunwiddie

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13030024

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  16. Content type: Forum: Issues, Management, Policy, and Opinions

    Evidence of increasing fire extent and severity in the western US in recent decades has raised concern over the effects of fire on threatened species such as the spotted owl (Strix occidentalis Xantus de Vesey), ...

    Authors: Joseph L. Ganey, Ho Yi Wan, Samuel A. Cushman and Christina D. Vojta

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13030146

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    Previous studies have suggested that bark beetles and fires can be interacting disturbances, whereby bark beetle-caused tree mortality can alter the risk and severity of subsequent wildland fires. However, the...

    Authors: Carolyn H. Sieg, Rodman R. Linn, Francois Pimont, Chad M. Hoffman, Joel D. McMillin, Judith Winterkamp and L. Scott Baggett

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13030001

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    In Huascarán National Park (HNP), Peru, grazing and anthropogenic burning have been interacting for decades with natural ignitions and climate variability to reconfigure the fire regimes of the vegetative comm...

    Authors: John All, Michael Medler, Sylvie Arques, Rebecca Cole, Tommy Woodall, Justin King, Jun Yan and Carl Schmitt

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:130200852

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Describing the climate influences on historical wildland fire will aid managers in planning for future change. This study uses existing historical climate reconstructions and a new fire history from the southe...

    Authors: James D. Johnston, John D. Bailey, Christopher J. Dunn and Amanda A. Lindsay

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13020018

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Fuel hazard reduction treatments such as prescribed fire and mastication are widely used to reduce fuel hazard. These treatments help protect people from wildfire, yet may not be mutually beneficial for people...

    Authors: Katherine M. Wilkin, Lauren C. Ponisio, Danny L. Fry, Carmen L. Tubbesing, Jennifer B. Potts and Scott L. Stephens

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13020105

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  21. Content type: Forum: Issues, Management, Policy, and Opinions

    Existing fire policy encourages the maintenance of ecosystem integrity in fire management, yet this is difficult to implement on lands managed for competing economic, human safety, and air quality concerns. We...

    Authors: Dominick A. DellaSala, Richard L. Hutto, Chad T. Hanson, Monica L. Bond, Timothy Ingalsbee, Dennis Odion and William L. Baker

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13020148

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Wildland fires play a key role in the functioning and structure of vegetation. The availability of sensors aboard satellites, such as Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), makes possible the c...

    Authors: Marcos A. Landi, Carlos Di Bella, Silvia Ojeda, Paola Salvatierra, Juan Argañaraz and Laura M. Bellis

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:130200011

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Shrubs contribute to the forest fuel load; their distribution is important to tree mortality and regeneration, and vertebrate occupancy. We used a method new to fire ecology—extensive continuous mapping of tre...

    Authors: James A. Lutz, Tucker J. Furniss, Sara J. Germain, Kendall M. L. Becker, Erika M. Blomdahl, Sean M. A. Jeronimo, C. Alina Cansler, James A. Freund, Mark E. Swanson and Andrew J. Larson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13010104

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    Fire was the dominant ecological process controlling forest structure and succession in western North American conifer forests for thousands of years. Because fires are now suppressed, and because widespread l...

    Authors: Jay D. Miller and Hugh D. Safford

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13010058

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  25. Content type: Research Article

    Historically, oak woodlands in western North America were maintained by frequent fire that killed competing conifers. Today, these woodlands are often in decline as competition from conifers intensifies. Among...

    Authors: Ethan J. Hammett, Martin W. Ritchie and John-Pascal Berrill

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13010091

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    We examined stand structure, demography, and fire history using tree cores and fire scar data across an approximately 7000-hectare study area over an elevational gradient in the southern Cascade Range, Oregon,...

    Authors: Alison B. Forrestel, Robert A. Andrus, Danny L. Fry and Scott L. Stephens

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13010001

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    Fire suppression and other factors have resulted in high wildfire risk in the western US, and prescribed burning can be an effective tool for thinning forests and reducing fuels to lessen wildfire risks. Howev...

    Authors: Robert A. Progar, Kathryn H. Hrinkevich, Edward S. Clark and Matthew J. Rinella

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2017 13:13010149

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    Fire is critical to the maintenance of ecological function in many ecosystems worldwide, especially mesic sub-Saharan rangelands. But most rangeland fire research occurs in a wildfire context, is focused on fi...

    Authors: Devan Allen McGranahan, Rerani Ramaano, Michelle J. Tedder and Kevin P. Kirkman

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030040

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  29. Content type: Research Article

    Prescribed burns and wildfires maintain prairie vegetation by limiting tree growth and promoting prairie grasses and forb production. Previous studies have shown that fire causes mixed effects on the prairie f...

    Authors: Eric G. Bright, Mohsain Gill, Ashtyn Barrientes and Elizabeth A. Bergey

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030026

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Monitoring landscape-scale vegetation responses of resprouter species to wildfire is helpful in explaining post-wildfire recovery. Several previous Australian studies have investigated the temporal recovery of...

    Authors: Jessica T. Heath, Chris J. Chafer, Thomas F. A. Bishop and Floris F. Van Ogtrop

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030053

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Fire severity maps are an important tool for understanding fire effects on a landscape. The relative differenced normalized burn ratio (RdNBR) is a commonly used severity index in California forests, and is ty...

    Authors: Jamie M. Lydersen, Brandon M. Collins, Jay D. Miller, Danny L. Fry and Scott L. Stephens

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030099

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