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  1. Content type: Forum

    In recent years, fire services in Mediterranean Europe have been overwhelmed by extreme wildfire behavior. As a consequence, fire management has moved to defensive strategies with a focus only on the known ris...

    Authors: Marc Castellnou, Núria Prat-Guitart, Etel Arilla, Asier Larrañaga, Edgar Nebot, Xavier Castellarnau, Jordi Vendrell, Josep Pallàs, Joan Herrera, Marc Monturiol, José Cespedes, Jordi Pagès, Claudi Gallardo and Marta Miralles

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:31

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  2. Content type: Original research

    Prescribed burning plays an important role in the management of many ecosystems and can also be used to mitigate landscape-scale fire risk. Safe and effective application of prescribed fire requires that manag...

    Authors: G. Matt Davies, Colin J. Legg, A. Adam Smith and Angus MacDonald

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:30

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  3. Content type: Original research

    Pacific Northwest USA oak woodlands and savannas are fire-resilient communities dependent on frequent, low-severity fire to maintain their structure and understory species diversity, and to prevent encroachmen...

    Authors: Deborah G. Nemens, J. Morgan Varner and Peter W. Dunwiddie

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:29

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  4. Content type: Original research

    Understanding the temporal patterns of fire occurrence and their relationships with fuel dryness is key to sound fire management, especially under increasing global warming. At present, no system for predictio...

    Authors: Daniel Jose Vega-Nieva, Maria Guadalupe Nava-Miranda, Eric Calleros-Flores, Pablito Marcelo López-Serrano, Jaime Briseño-Reyes, Carlos López-Sánchez, Jose Javier Corral-Rivas, Eusebio Montiel-Antuna, Maria Isabel Cruz-Lopez, Rainer Ressl, Martin Cuahtle, Ernesto Alvarado-Celestino, Armando González-Cabán, Citlali Cortes-Montaño, Diego Pérez-Salicrup, Enrique Jardel-Pelaez…

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:28

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  5. Content type: Original research

    Wildfire is an important ecological process in mixed conifer forests of the Intermountain West region of the USA. However, researchers and managers are concerned because climate warming has led to increased fi...

    Authors: Eva K. Strand, Kevin L. Satterberg, Andrew T. Hudak, John Byrne, Azad Henareh Khalyani and Alistair M. S. Smith

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:25

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  6. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article (Hyde et al., 2015), the authors have noticed two errors in the summarizing of our results and wish to point out the following corrections:

    Authors: Josh Hyde, Eva K. Strand, Andrew T. Hudak and Dale Hamilton

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:23

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    The original article was published in Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030108

  7. Content type: Original research

    Increasingly frequent and severe drought in the western United States has contributed to more frequent and severe wildfires, longer fire seasons, and more frequent bark beetle outbreaks that kill large numbers...

    Authors: Chris Ray, Daniel R. Cluck, Robert L. Wilkerson, Rodney B. Siegel, Angela M. White, Gina L. Tarbill, Sarah C. Sawyer and Christine A. Howell

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:21

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  8. Content type: Original research

    Straw mulching is one of the most common treatments applied immediately post fire to reduce soil erosion potential and mitigate post-fire effects on water quality, downstream property, and infrastructure, but ...

    Authors: Jonathan D. Bontrager, Penelope Morgan, Andrew T. Hudak and Peter R. Robichaud

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:22

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  9. Content type: Original research

    In the Inland Pacific Northwest of the United States, fire is a dominant driver of ecological change. Within wildfire perimeters, fire effects often vary considerably and typically include remnant patches of u...

    Authors: Anthony J. Martinez, Arjan J. H. Meddens, Crystal A. Kolden, Eva K. Strand and Andrew T. Hudak

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:20

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  10. Content type: Original research

    Endangered species management has been criticized as emphasizing a single-species approach to conservation and, in some cases, diverting resources from broad-based, land management objectives important for ove...

    Authors: Shelby A. Weiss, Eric L. Toman and R. Gregory Corace III

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:19

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  11. Content type: Original research

    Some have proposed that fire return intervals lengthen with elevation in montane tropical coniferous forests, such as those found in central Mexico. This would generate patterns of synchronous tree establishme...

    Authors: Jesús E. Sáenz-Ceja and Diego R. Pérez-Salicrup

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:18

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  12. Content type: Original research

    Evaluating fuel treatment effectiveness is challenging when managing a landscape for diverse ecological, social, and economic values. We used a Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS) to understand ...

    Authors: Monique D. Wynecoop, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand and Fernando Sanchez Trigueros

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:17

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  13. Content type: Original research

    Surface fuel loadings are some of the most important factors contributing to fire intensity and fire spread. In old-growth forests where fire has been long excluded, surface fuel loadings can be high and can i...

    Authors: C. Alina Cansler, Mark E. Swanson, Tucker J. Furniss, Andrew J. Larson and James A. Lutz

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:16

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  14. Content type: Forum

    There is broad recognition that fire management in the United States must fundamentally change and depart from practices that have led to an over-emphasis on suppression and limited the presence of fire in for...

    Authors: Courtney A. Schultz, Matthew P. Thompson and Sarah M. McCaffrey

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:13

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  15. Content type: Original research

    Short-term post-fire field studies have shown that native shrub cover in chaparral ecosystems negatively affects introduced cover, which is influenced by burn severity, elevation, aspect, and climate. Using th...

    Authors: April G. Smith, Beth A. Newingham, Andrew T. Hudak and Benjamin C. Bright

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:12

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  16. Content type: Original research

    Fire responses of species in arid environments have only been scarcely studied. We studied four species (Dasyliron lucidum Zucc., Juniperus deppeana Steud., Echinocactus platyacanthus Link & Otto, and Agave potat...

    Authors: Dante Arturo Rodríguez-Trejo, Juli G. Pausas and Andrés Gelacio Miranda-Moreno

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:11

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  17. Content type: Original research

    Prescribed burning is an important management tool in jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata Sm.) forests of southwest Western Australia to reduce the risk of damaging bushfires. In 1986 to 1987, we established long-term s...

    Authors: Neil Burrows, Bruce Ward, Allan Wills, Matthew Williams and Ray Cranfield

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:10

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  18. Content type: Original research

    Fire scars are the primary source of physical evidence used to date past fires around the world, and to estimate parameters of historical fire regimes and fire-climate relationships. Despite an increase in stu...

    Authors: Julián Cerano-Paredes, José Villanueva-Díaz, Lorenzo Vázquez-Selem, Rosalinda Cervantes-Martínez, Víctor O. Magaña-Rueda, Vicenta Constante-García, Gerardo Esquivel-Arriaga and Ricardo D. Valdez-Cepeda

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:9

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  19. Content type: Original research

    Few studies have examined post-fire vegetation recovery in temperate forest ecosystems with Landsat time series analysis. We analyzed time series of Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) derived from LandTrendr spectral...

    Authors: Benjamin C. Bright, Andrew T. Hudak, Robert E. Kennedy, Justin D. Braaten and Azad Henareh Khalyani

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:8

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  20. Content type: Original research

    Prescribed fire is an important management practice used to control woody encroachment and invasive species in grasslands. To use this practice successfully, managers must understand the seasonal windows withi...

    Authors: Kathryn A. Yurkonis, Josie Dillon, Devan A. McGranahan, David Toledo and Brett J. Goodwin

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:7

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  21. Content type: Original research

    The objective of this study was to look for a replacement to the radiosonde measurements that are necessary for the construction of an index of potential wildfire severity (i.e., Haines Index, HI) in areas of Sou...

    Authors: Laura I. Fernández, Juan M. Aragón Paz, Amalia M. Meza and Luciano P. O. Mendoza

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:6

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  22. Content type: Original research

    An important consequence of wildland fire is the production of ash, defined as a continuum of mineral to charred organic residues formed by the burning of wildland fuels. Ash may impact soil health depending o...

    Authors: K. M. Quigley, R. E. Wildt, B. R. Sturtevant, R. K. Kolka, M. B. Dickinson, C. C. Kern, D. M. Donner and J. R. Miesel

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:5

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  23. Content type: Original research

    Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins; MPB), a bark beetle native to western North America, has caused vast areas of tree mortality over the last several decades. The majority of this mortality ha...

    Authors: Travis Woolley, David C. Shaw, LaWen T. Hollingsworth, Michelle C. Agne, Stephen Fitzgerald, Andris Eglitis and Laurie Kurth

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:4

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  24. Content type: Original research

    Fire plays an important role in controlling the cycling and composition of organic matter and nutrients in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. In this study, we investigated the effects of wildfire severity, t...

    Authors: Fernanda Santos, Adam S. Wymore, Breeanne K. Jackson, S. Mažeika P. Sullivan, William H. McDowell and Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:3

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  25. Content type: Original research

    Information about contemporary fire regimes across the Sky Island mountain ranges of the Madrean Archipelago Ecoregion in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico can provide insight into how histori...

    Authors: Miguel L. Villarreal, Sandra L. Haire, Jose M. Iniguez, Citlali Cortés Montaño and Travis B. Poitras

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:2

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  26. Content type: Original research

    Coarse woody debris has numerous functions in forest ecosystems, including wildlife habitat, fuel loading, and nutrient cycling. Standing dead trees, or snags, are particularly important resources for wildlife...

    Authors: Lindsay M. Grayson, Daniel R. Cluck and Sharon M. Hood

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:1

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  27. Content type: Original research

    Many forests within the southern Appalachian region, USA, have experienced decades of fire exclusion, contributing to regeneration challenges for species such as oaks (Quercus spp. L.) and pines (Pinus spp. L.), ...

    Authors: Devin E. Black, Zachary W. Poynter, Claudia A. Cotton, Suraj Upadhaya, David D. Taylor, Wendy Leuenberger, Beth A. Blankenship and Mary A. Arthur

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:14

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  28. Content type: Original research

    Fuel reduction treatments have been widely implemented across the western US in recent decades for both fire protection and restoration. Although research has demonstrated that combined thinning and burning ef...

    Authors: Justin S. Crotteau, Christopher R. Keyes, Sharon M. Hood, David L. R. Affleck and Anna Sala

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:13

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  29. Content type: Original research

    Accelerated vegetation changes are predicted for Southwestern forests due to changing disturbance regimes and climate. The 2001 Leroux Fire burned across a landscape with pre-existing permanent plots during on...

    Authors: Michael T Stoddard, David W Huffman, Peter Z Fulé, Joseph E Crouse and Andrew J Sánchez Meador

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:12

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  30. Content type: Original research

    To restore and manage fire-adapted forest communities in the central Appalachians, USA, land managers are now increasingly prioritizing use of prescribed fire. However, it is unclear how the reintroduction of ...

    Authors: Lauren V Austin, Alexander Silvis, Michael S Muthersbaugh, Karen E Powers and W Mark Ford

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:10

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  31. Content type: Original research

    Information about fire and historical forest structure and composition in fir-dominated mixed conifer forests is lacking, especially at the landscape scale. This study used historical timber survey data to cha...

    Authors: Scott L Stephens, Jens T Stevens, Brandon M Collins, Robert A York and Jamie M Lydersen

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:7

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  32. Content type: Original research

    Stand-level forest structure varies spatially and surface fuels would be expected to vary as well. We measured surface fuel deposition and decomposition within old-growth Jeffery pine (Pinus jeffreyi Balf.)-mixed...

    Authors: Danny L. Fry, Jens T. Stevens, Andrew T. Potter, Brandon M. Collins and Scott L. Stephens

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2018 14:6

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  33. Content type: Original research

    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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Content type: Original research

    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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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