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  1. Fire regimes are shifting in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson)-dominated forests, raising concern regarding future vegetation patterns and forest resilience, particularly within high-severity bu...

    Authors: Megan P. Singleton, Andrea E. Thode, Andrew J. Sánchez Meador and Jose M. Iniguez
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:14
  2. Because of climate and forest vegetation, Turkey has regions (particularly the Mediterranean and Aegean regions) that are vulnerable to forest fires. Approximately 2000 forest fires have occurred every year fo...

    Authors: Osman Devrim Elvan, Üstüner Birben, Ulaş Yunus Özkan, Hasan Tezcan Yıldırım and Yavuz Özhan Türker
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:12
  3. Fire is an important driver of ecosystem dynamics worldwide. However, knowledge on broad-scale patterns of ecosystem and organism responses to fires is still scarce. Through a systematic quantitative review of...

    Authors: Melisa A. Giorgis, Sebastian R. Zeballos, Lucas Carbone, Heike Zimmermann, Henrik von Wehrden, Ramiro Aguilar, Ana E. Ferreras, Paula A. Tecco, Esteban Kowaljow, Fernando Barri, Diego E. Gurvich, Pablo Villagra and Pedro Jaureguiberry
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:11

    The Correction to this article has been published in Fire Ecology 2021 17:21

  4. Prescribed fire in Eastern deciduous forests has been understudied relative to other regions in the United States. In Pennsylvania, USA, prescribed fire use has increased more than five-fold since 2009, yet fo...

    Authors: Cody L. Dems, Alan H. Taylor, Erica A. H. Smithwick, Jesse K. Kreye and Margot W. Kaye
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:10
  5. Harold Biswell first learned about the benefits of prescribed fire in forest management when he was a Forest Service researcher in Georgia, USA. After he accepted a professorship in the School of Forestry at t...

    Authors: Scott L. Stephens, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, James K. Agee and Ronald H. Wakimoto
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:9
  6. Our study was designed to reveal a detailed forest fire history at Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland, USA. We compared the ages of living trees to known fire dates in the dendrochronological record. Seasonality...

    Authors: Lauren F. Howard, Gabriel D. Cahalan, Kristyn Ehleben, Baaqeyah Amala Muhammad El, Hope Halza and Stephen DeLeon
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:8
  7. Decades of fire exclusion in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA, has led to changing forest structure and species composition over time. Forest managers and scientists recognize this and are implementing ...

    Authors: Emily C. Oakman, Donald L. Hagan, Thomas A. Waldrop and Kyle Barrett
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:7
  8. Karuk and Yurok tribes in northwestern California, USA, are revitalizing the practice of cultural burning, which is the use of prescribed burns to enhance culturally important species. These cultural burns are...

    Authors: Tony Marks-Block, Frank K. Lake, Rebecca Bliege Bird and Lisa M. Curran
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:6
  9. Fire is an important process that shapes the structure and functioning of African savanna ecosystems, and managers of savanna protected areas use fire to achieve ecosystem goals. Developing appropriate fire ma...

    Authors: Willem A. Nieman, Brian W. van Wilgen and Alison J. Leslie
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:4

    The Correction to this article has been published in Fire Ecology 2021 17:36

  10. The idea that not all fire regimes are created equal is a central theme in fire research and conservation. Fire frequency (i.e., temporal scale) is likely the most studied fire regime attribute as it relates to c...

    Authors: David S. Mason and Marcus A. Lashley
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:3

    The Correction to this article has been published in Fire Ecology 2021 17:13

  11. Forest fires have increased in extent and intensity in the Mediterranean area in recent years, threatening forest ecosystems through loss of vegetation, changes in soil properties, and increased soil erosion r...

    Authors: Cristina Fernández, José Mª Fernández-Alonso, José A. Vega, Teresa Fontúrbel, Rafael Llorens and José A. Sobrino
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:2
  12. Prescribed fire is increasingly used to restore and maintain upland oak (Quercus L. spp.) ecosystems in the central and eastern US. However, little is known about how prescribed fire affects recently fallen acorn...

    Authors: Rachel E. Nation, Heather D. Alexander, Geoff Denny, Jennifer K. McDaniel and Alison K. Paulson
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:1
  13. An often cited rule of savanna fire ecology is that early dry-season fires burn less intensely than late dry-season ones; however, few studies base their experimental design on the practices of fire managers i...

    Authors: Paul Laris, Rebecca Jacobs, Moussa Koné, Fadiala Dembélé and Christine M. Rodrigue
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:27
  14. Predictive models of post-fire tree and stem mortality are vital for management planning and understanding fire effects. Post-fire tree and stem mortality have been traditionally modeled as a simple empirical ...

    Authors: C. Alina Cansler, Sharon M. Hood, Phillip J. van Mantgem and J. Morgan Varner
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:25
  15. Vegetation of the Cumberland Plateau (USA) has undergone dramatic transitions since the last glaciation and particularly since the onset of widespread logging and twentieth century fire exclusion. Shortleaf pi...

    Authors: Michael C. Stambaugh, Joseph M. Marschall and Erin R. Abadir
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:24

    The Correction to this article has been published in Fire Ecology 2020 16:26

  16. The effects of climate on plant species ranges are well appreciated, but the effects of other processes, such as fire, on plant species distribution are less well understood. We used a dataset of 561 plots 0.1...

    Authors: Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Peggy E. Moore, Julie L. Yee and James A. Lutz
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:22
  17. Wildfires produce pyrogenic carbon (PyC) through the incomplete combustion of organic matter, and its chemical characterization is critical to understanding carbon (C) budgets and ecosystem functions in forest...

    Authors: Anna C. Talucci, Lauren M. Matosziuk, Jeff A. Hatten and Meg A. Krawchuk
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:21
  18. Thinning and prescribed fire are increasingly used to promote oak (Quercus L. spp.) regeneration in forest restoration projects across the eastern United States. In addition to monitoring the response of vegetati...

    Authors: C. Ken Smith, Amy J. Turner, J. Kevin Hiers, Julie Garai, W. Nate Wilson and A. Nicole Nunley
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:20
  19. This paper describes Fires of Change, a collaborative art exhibit designed to communicate about the shifting fire regimes of the United States Southwest through the lens of multimedia art. The Southwest Fire Scie...

    Authors: Melanie Colavito, Barbara Satink Wolfson, Andrea E. Thode, Collin Haffey and Carolyn Kimball
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:19
  20. Frequent-fire forests of the western United States have undergone remarkable changes in structure, composition, and function due to historical exclusion of naturally occurring fire. Mechanized tree thinning to...

    Authors: David W. Huffman, John Paul Roccaforte, Judith D. Springer and Joseph E. Crouse
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:18
  21. In oak-dominated communities throughout eastern North America, fire exclusion and subsequent woody encroachment has replaced the “glitter” of once robust and diverse wildflower and grass layers with leaf-litte...

    Authors: Andrew L. Vander Yacht, Patrick D. Keyser, Seth A. Barrioz, Charles Kwit, Michael C. Stambaugh, Wayne K. Clatterbuck and Ryan Jacobs
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:17
  22. The Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) program has been providing the fire science community with large fire perimeter and burn severity data for the past 14 years. As of October 2019, 22 969 fires have...

    Authors: Joshua J. Picotte, Krishna Bhattarai, Danny Howard, Jennifer Lecker, Justin Epting, Brad Quayle, Nate Benson and Kurtis Nelson
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:16
  23. Wildfires affect vegetation structure, functions, and other attributes of forest ecosystems. Among these attributes, bird assemblages may be influenced by the distance from undisturbed to fire-disturbed forest...

    Authors: Adriana Marisel Morales, Natalia Politi, Luis Osvaldo Rivera, Constanza Guadalupe Vivanco and Guillermo Emilio Defossé
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:15
  24. Many Puerto Rican ecosystems evolved without a regular fire regime. As such, many native plants lack adaptations necessary to survive even low-intensity fires. Human-caused fires are increasing in frequency, i...

    Authors: Roberto Carrera-Martínez, Jorge Ruiz-Arocho, Laura Aponte-Díaz, David A. Jenkins and Joseph J. O’Brien
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:14
  25. In fire-adapted ecosystems of the western USA, prescribed fire is an essential restoration and fuel reduction tool. There is general concern that, as the fire season lengthens, the window for conducting prescr...

    Authors: Randy Striplin, Stephanie A. McAfee, Hugh D. Safford and Michael J. Papa
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:13
  26. In recent decades, as wildland fire occurrence has increased in the United States, concern about the emissions produced by wildland fires has increased as well. This growing concern is evidenced by an increase...

    Authors: Heath D. Starns, Douglas R. Tolleson, Robert J. Agnew, Elijah G. Schnitzler and John R. Weir
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:12
  27. The realm of wildland fire science encompasses both wild and prescribed fires. Most of the research in the broader field has focused on wildfires, however, despite the prevalence of prescribed fires and demons...

    Authors: J. Kevin Hiers, Joseph J. O’Brien, J. Morgan Varner, Bret W. Butler, Matthew Dickinson, James Furman, Michael Gallagher, David Godwin, Scott L. Goodrick, Sharon M. Hood, Andrew Hudak, Leda N. Kobziar, Rodman Linn, E. Louise Loudermilk, Sarah McCaffrey, Kevin Robertson…
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:11
  28. Resprouting is an effective strategy for persistence of perennial plants after disturbances such as fire. However, can disturbances be so frequent that they limit resprouting? We examined the effects of fire a...

    Authors: Eric S. Menges, Stacy A. Smith, Jose M. Olano, Jennifer L. Schafer, Gretel Clarke and Kevin Main
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:10
  29. Following publication of the original article Quigley et al. 2019, the authors reported that an incorrect version of Additional 1 has been published. The corrected version of Additional file 1 is attached to t...

    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 2020 16:7

    The original article was published in Fire Ecology 2019 15:5

  30. Repeated use of prescribed fire in Southern US pine stands has the potential to alter litter quality as well as forest floor mineralization, which may reduce nutrient availability. There are few studies that h...

    Authors: Hal O. Liechty and Michele Reinke
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:6
  31. A fire management strategy of deliberate patch-mosaic burning (PMB) is postulated to promote biodiversity by providing a range of habitat patches with different fire histories, habitat qualities, and vegetatio...

    Authors: Allan J. Wills, Graeme Liddelow and Verna Tunsell
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:5
  32. Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana, USA) have been immense in recent years, capturing the attention of resource managers, fire scientists, and the general public...

    Authors: Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson and Brian J. Harvey
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:4
  33. Even though fire has been used extensively as part of conservation management in South Africa, its impact on the life history and mortality of fossorial reptiles is poorly documented. We conducted post-fire tr...

    Authors: Philip R. Jordaan, Johan C. A. Steyl, Catharine C. Hanekom and Xander Combrink
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:3
  34. Prairie–forest ecotones are ecologically important for biodiversity and ecological processes. While these ecotones cover small areas, their sharp gradients in land cover promote rich ecological interaction and...

    Authors: Penelope Morgan, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Eva K. Strand, Stephen C. Bunting, James P. Riser II, John T. Abatzoglou, Max Nielsen-Pincus and Mara Johnson
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:2
  35. Prescribed fire is increasingly used to accomplish management goals in fire-adapted systems, yet our understanding of effects on non-target organisms remains underdeveloped. Terricolous lichens in the genus Clado...

    Authors: David G. Ray, Gabriel D. Cahalan and James C. Lendemer
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2020 16:1
  36. High-severity fire in forested landscapes often produces a post-fire condition of high shrub cover and large loads of dead wood. Given the increasing patch size of high-severity fire and the tendency for these...

    Authors: Jamie M. Lydersen, Brandon M. Collins, Michelle Coppoletta, Melissa R. Jaffe, Hudson Northrop and Scott L. Stephens
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:43
  37. Behavioral responses are the most immediate ways animals interact with their environment, and are primary mechanisms by which individuals mitigate mortality risk while ensuring reproductive success. In disturb...

    Authors: Bradley S. Cohen, Thomas J. Prebyl, Bret A. Collier and Michael J. Chamberlain
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:41
  38. Fuel treatments are widely used to alter fuels in forested ecosystems to mitigate wildfire behavior and effects. However, few studies have examined long-term ecological effects of interacting fuel treatments (...

    Authors: Jessie M. Dodge, Eva K. Strand, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Darcy H. Hammond and Beth A. Newingham
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:40
  39. Prescribed burning is used to reduce fire hazard in highly flammable vegetation types, including Banksia L.f. woodland that occurs on the Swan Coastal Plain (SCP), Western Australia, Australia. The 2016 census re...

    Authors: Valerie S. Densmore and Emma S. Clingan
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:36

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