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  1. Remotely sensed imagery has been used extensively in the western US to evaluate patterns of burn severity and vegetation recovery following wildland fires. Its application in southern US ecosystems, however, h...

    Authors: David R. Godwin and Leda N. Kobziar

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7020099

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. We surveyed burned and unburned plots across four habitat reserves in San Diego County, California, USA, in 2005 and 2006, to assess the effects of the 2003 wildfires on the community structure and relative ab...

    Authors: Cheryl S. Brehme, Denise R. Clark, Carlton J. Rochester and Robert N. Fisher

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7020081

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Fire frequency, area burned, and fire severity are important attributes of a fire regime, but few studies have quantified the interrelationships among them in evaluating a fire year. Although area burned is of...

    Authors: James A. Lutz, Carl H. Key, Crystal A. Kolden, Jonathan T. Kane and Jan W. van Wagtendonk

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7020051

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. The role of fire in the maintenance of oak-dominated ecosystems is widely recognized. Fire exclusion results in structural and compositional shifts that alter fuelbed composition and structure, together influe...

    Authors: Eamon A. Engber, J. Morgan Varner III, Leonel A. Arguello and Neil G. Sugihara

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7020032

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. The soil seed bank plays a central role in the regeneration of obligate seeding species in fire-prone habitats. We evaluated how seed density and species composition changed with time-since-fire in the Florida...

    Authors: Jennifer J. Navarra, Nancy Kohfeldt, Eric S. Menges and Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7020017

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. This paper is an expansion of the thoughts I presented in the closing plenary at the 4th International Fire Ecology and Management Conference in Savannah, Georgia, USA. After ruminating over several days of oral ...

    Authors: Dale D. Wade

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7010107

    Content type: Forum Article

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  7. Currently, high intensity, large-area lightning fires that burn during droughts dominate Canada’s fire regimes. However, studies from several disciplines clearly show that humans historically ignited burns wit...

    Authors: Clifford A. White, Daniel D. B. Perrakis, Victor G. Kafka and Timothy Ennis

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7010074

    Content type: Forum Article

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  8. Africa is often referred to as the Fire Continent, and fire is recognised as a natural factor of the environment due to the prevalence of lightning storms and an ideal fire climate in the less arid regions wit...

    Authors: Winston S. W. Trollope

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7010057

    Content type: Forum Article

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  9. Traditionally, forest fires in Mexico, the Caribe, and Central America have been perceived, by both urban and some rural societies and government agencies, only as destructive phenomena. Certainly 40% of fores...

    Authors: Dante Arturo Rodríguez-Trejo, Pedro Arturo Martínez-Hernández, Héctor Ortiz-Contla, Manuel Román Chavarría-Sánchez and Faustino Hernández-Santiago

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7010040

    Content type: Forum Article

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  10. We define pyrogeography as an integrative, multidisciplinary perspective of landscape fire, its ecological effects, and its relationships with human societies. Like biogeography, this program spans geographic ...

    Authors: David M. J. S. Bowman and Brett P. Murphy

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2011 7:7010005

    Content type: Forum Article

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  11. Many fire history studies have evaluated the temporal nature of fire regimes using fire interval statistics calculated from fire scars. More recently, researchers have begun to evaluate the spatial properties ...

    Authors: James T. Kernan and Amy E. Hessl

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6030117

    Content type: Practices and Applications in Fire Ecology

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  12. Prescribed fire is an important tool for fuel reduction, the control of competing vegetation, and forest restoration. The accumulated fuels associated with historical fire exclusion can cause undesirably high ...

    Authors: Jonathan C. B. Nesmith, Kevin L. O’Hara, Phillip J. van Mantgem and Perry de Valpine

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6030097

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. The global boreal forests comprise large stocks of organic carbon that vary with climate and fire regimes. Global warming is likely to influence several aspects of fire and cause shifts in carbon sequestration...

    Authors: Simon van Bellen, Michelle Garneau and Yves Bergeron

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6030016

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. Germination behavior of maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Aiton) forests soil seed banks after fire treatments in controlled laboratory conditions was analyzed. Germination response of all tree and shrub seeds after ...

    Authors: Lourdes Santos, Jorge Capelo and Mário Tavares

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6030001

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. In fire-suppressed oak-chaparral communities, land managers have treated thousands of hectares by mechanical mastication to reduce hazardous fuels in areas of wildland-urban interface. The chipped debris, whic...

    Authors: Celeste T. Coulter, Darlene Southworth and Paul E. Hosten

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6020060

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Highly effective fire suppression and selective harvesting of large-diameter, fire-tolerant tree species, such as ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa C. Lawson) and Jeffrey pine (P. jeffreyi Balf.), have resulted in ...

    Authors: Christopher J. Fettig and Stephen R. McKelvey

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6020026

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. One important legacy of fire exclusion in ecosystems dependent upon frequent fire is the development of organic soil horizons (forest floor) that can be colonized by fine roots. When fire is re-introduced, the...

    Authors: Joseph J. O’Brien, J. Kevin Hiers, R. J. Mitchell, J. Morgan Varner III and Kathryn Mordecai

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6020001

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. We give an overview of the science application process at work in supporting fire management. First-order fire effects models, such as those discussed in accompanying papers, are the building blocks of softwar...

    Authors: Elizabeth D. Reinhardt and Matthew B. Dickinson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010131

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

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  19. Models of first-order fire effects are designed to predict tree mortality, soil heating, fuel consumption, and smoke production. Some of these models can be used to predict first-order fire effects on animals ...

    Authors: R. Todd Engstrom

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010115

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

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  20. Herbaceous plants and shrubs have received little attention in terms of fire effects modeling despite their critical role in ecosystem integrity and resilience after wildfires and prescribed burns. In this pap...

    Authors: Kirsten Stephan, Melanie Miller and Matthew B. Dickinson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010095

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

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  21. Current operational methods for predicting tree mortality from fire injury are regression-based models that only indirectly consider underlying causes and, thus, have limited generality. A better understanding...

    Authors: Kathleen L. Kavanagh, Matthew B. Dickinson and Anthony S. Bova

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010080

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

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  22. Wildland fire managers are often required to predict tree injury and mortality when planning a prescribed burn or when considering wildfire management options; and, currently, statistical models based on post-...

    Authors: Bret W. Butler and Matthew B. Dickinson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010055

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

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  23. Heating soil during intense wildland fires or slash-pile burns can alter the soil irreversibly, resulting in many significant long-term biological, chemical, physical, and hydrological effects. To better under...

    Authors: William J. Massman, John M. Frank and Sacha J. Mooney

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010036

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

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  24. The robust evaluation of fire impacts on the biota, soil, and atmosphere requires measurement and analysis methods that can characterize combustion processes across a range of temporal and spatial scales. Nume...

    Authors: Robert L. Kremens, Alistair M. S. Smith and Matthew B. Dickinson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010013

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

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  25. As prescribed fire use increases and the options for responding to wildfires continue to expand beyond suppression, the need for improving fire effects prediction capabilities becomes increasingly apparent. Th...

    Authors: Matthew B. Dickinson and Kevin C. Ryan

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2010 6:6010001

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

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  26. Giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum [Lindl.] J. Buchholz) preserve a detailed history of fire within their annual rings. We developed a 3000 year chronology of fire events in one of the largest extant groves...

    Authors: Thomas W. Swetnam, Christopher H. Baisan, Anthony C. Caprio, Peter M. Brown, Ramzi Touchan, R. Scott Anderson and Douglas J. Hallett

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5030120

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. Fire is an ecologically significant process in the fire-prone ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests of the northern Sierra Nevada. Fire regimes are influenced by processes that operate over a range of scale...

    Authors: Lisa Gill and Alan H. Taylor

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5030057

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Bigcone Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga macrocarpa [Vasey] Mayr) is a long-lived, fire-adapted conifer that is endemic to the Transverse Ranges of southern California. At the lower and middle reaches of its elevational ...

    Authors: Keith J. Lombardo, Thomas W. Swetnam, Christopher H. Baisan and Mark I. Borchert

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5030035

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. There have been few fire history studies of eastern Sierra Nevada forests in California, USA, where a steep elevation gradient, rain shadow conditions, and forest stand isolation may produce different fire reg...

    Authors: Malcolm P. North, Kip M. Van de Water, Scott L. Stephens and Brandon M. Collins

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5030020

    Content type: Research Article

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