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  1. Outside of the immediate coastal environments, little is known of fire history in the North Coast Range of California. Fire scar specimens were collected from ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa C. Lawson), sugar pin...

    Authors: Carl N. Skinner, Celeste S. Abbott, Danny L. Fry, Scott L. Stephens, Alan H. Taylor and Valerie Trouet
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5030076
  2. 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
  3. For thousands of years, fire has shaped coniferous forests of the western United States. In more recent time, land use practices have altered the role fire plays in the Sierra Nevada. By understanding the past...

    Authors: Nicole M. Vaillant and Scott L. Stephens
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5030004
  4. Locally derived maps of pre-European settlement vegetation patterns (Biophysical Setting-BpS) and Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) were compared to concomitant products from LANDFIRE for the Wassuk Range in ...

    Authors: Louis Provencher, Kori Blankenship, Jim Smith, Jeff Campbell and Mike Polly
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020126
  5. Fire is an important feature of many forest ecosystems, although the quantification of its effects is compromised by the large scale at which fire occurs and its inherent unpredictability. A recurring problem ...

    Authors: Phillip J. van Mantgem and Dylan W. Schwilk
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020116
  6. Charred biomass generated by wildland fire has attracted increased interest as a functional component of terrestrial ecosystems. Black carbon (C) in the form of char is a widespread but unique material contrib...

    Authors: Daniel C. Donato, John L. Campbell, Joseph B. Fontaine and Beverly E. Law
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020104
  7. We examined the long-term effects of a prescribed fire in a southern Appalachian watershed in Nantahala National Forest, western North Carolina, USA. Fire was prescribed in 1995 on this site by forest managers...

    Authors: Katherine J. Elliott, James M. Vose and Ronald L. Hendrick
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020066
  8. Dendrochronological methods were applied to reconstruct the historic occurrence of fires at a Cross Timbers forest-grassland transition site within the Wichita Mountains of southwestern Oklahoma, USA. Sixty fi...

    Authors: Michael C. Stambaugh, Richard P. Guyette, Ralph Godfrey, E. R. McMurry and J. M. Marschall
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020051
  9. We identified relationships between prescribed burn treatments and selected soil and fuel attributes on mycorrhizal fungus fruiting patterns in an old-growth ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and white fir (Abies ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Trappe, Kermit Cromack Jr., James M. Trappe, Daniel D. B. Perrakis, Efren Cazares-Gonzales, Michael A. Castellano and Steven L. Miller
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020030
  10. In many parts of California, past timber harvesting, livestock grazing practices, and fire exclusion have changed the fire regime from low to mixed severity to a high severity regime with an increase in active...

    Authors: Nicole M. Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Alicia L. Reiner, Erin K. Noonan-Wright and Scott N. Dailey
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020014
  11. Little is known about the dynamics of coarse woody debris (CWD) in forests that were originally characterized by frequent, low-moderate intensity fires. We investigated effects of prescribed burning at the Bla...

    Authors: Fabian C. C. Uzoh and Carl N. Skinner
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5020001
  12. The predicted continuation of strong drying and warming trends in the southwestern United States underlies the associated prediction of increased frequency, area, and severity of wildfires in the coming years....

    Authors: Peter R. Robichaud, Sarah A. Lewis, Robert E. Brown and Louise E. Ashmun
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5010115
  13. This paper describes a process to evaluate the ecological sustainability of fire-adapted ecosystems, using a case study based on ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests. We evaluated ecological sustainability by...

    Authors: Reuben Weisz, Jack Triepke and Russ Truman
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5010100
  14. Fires caused by lightning or Native Americans were the major ecological factor in the borderlands region of Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico prior to European settlement. Historical overgrazing and aggressive f...

    Authors: Gerald J. Gottfried, Larry S. Allen, Peter L. Warren, Bill McDonald, Ronald J. Bemis and Carleton B. Edminster
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5010085
  15. We evaluated the effects of a prescribed fire in a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forest intermittently over 43 years. Changing climatic (precipitation) conditions spanned this evaluation with a sequential patt...

    Authors: Peter F. Ffolliott, Cody L. Stropki and Aaron T. Kauffman
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5010079
  16. Fire and invasions by nonnative plants can change the structure and function of ecosystems, and independent effects of each of these processes have been well studied. When fire is restored to areas where it ha...

    Authors: Robert J. Steidl and Andrea R. Litt
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5010056
  17. Wildland fires occur with increasing frequency in southwestern riparian forests, yet little is known about the effects of fire on populations of native and exotic vegetation. From 2003 to 2006, we monitored re...

    Authors: D. Max Smith, Deborah M. Finch, Christian Gunning, Roy Jemison and Jeffrey F. Kelly
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2009 5:5010038
  18. Bird species that specialize in the use of burned forest conditions can provide insight into the prehistoric fire regimes associated with the forest types that they have occupied over evolutionary time. The na...

    Authors: Richard L. Hutto, Courtney J. Conway, Victoria A. Saab and Jeffrey R. Walters
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4020115
  19. Truffles are an important food resource for wildlife in North American forests, but decades of fire exclusion have altered the availability of this resource. In Yosemite National Park, resource management poli...

    Authors: Marc D. Meyer, Malcolm P. North and Susan L. Roberts
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4020105
  20. We evaluated the impact of fire severity and related spatial and vegetative parameters on small mammal populations in 2 yr- to 15 yr-old burns in Yosemite National Park, California, USA. We also developed habi...

    Authors: Susan L. Roberts, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, A. Keith Miles, Douglas A. Kelt and James A. Lutz
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4020083
  21. There is a growing body of literature covering the responses of bird species to wildland fire events. Our study was unique among these because we investigated the effects of large-scale wildland fires on entir...

    Authors: Mark B. Mendelsohn, Cheryl S. Brehme, Carlton J. Rochester, Drew C. Stokes, Stacie A. Hathaway and Robert N. Fisher
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4020063
  22. We examined changes in winter habitat use by four grassland passerine birds in response to summer prescribed burning within a Texas gulf coast tallgrass prairie during 2001 and 2002. We used a traditional Befo...

    Authors: Damion E. Marx, Sallie J. Hejl and Garth Herring
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4020046
  23. We evaluated American three-toed woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis) response to spatial heterogeneity of burn severity and prey availability over multiple scales at the 56 000 ha Hayman Fire (2002) located in the Col...

    Authors: Natasha B. Kotliar, Elizabeth W. Reynolds and Douglas H. Deutschman
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4020026
  24. Elemental and nitrogen isotopic compositions of tree-rings adjacent to a fire-scar in a white birch (Betula papyrifera) are compared to those away from the scar in the same tree, and to those of nearby non-scarre...

    Authors: Andrew R. Bukata, T. Kurtis Kyser and Tom A. Al
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4010101
  25. Forest seed dispersal is altered after fire. Using seed traps, we studied impacts of fire severity on timing of seed dispersal, total seed rain, and seed rain richness in patches of high and low severity fire ...

    Authors: Tom R. Cottrell, Paul F. Hessburg and Jonathan A. Betz
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4010087
  26. Prescribed fire is a common method used to produce desired ecological effects in chaparral by mimicking the natural role of fire. Since prescribed fires are usually conducted in moderate fuel and weather condi...

    Authors: Scott L. Stephens, David R. Weise, Danny L. Fry, Robert J. Keiffer, Jim Dawson, Eunmo Koo, Jennifer Potts and Patrick J. Pagni
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4010074
  27. Cambium injury is an important factor in post-fire tree survival. Measurements that quantify the degree of bark charring on tree stems after fire are often used as surrogates for direct cambium injury because ...

    Authors: Sharon M. Hood, Danny R. Cluck, Sheri L. Smith and Kevin C. Ryan
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4010057
  28. There is general interest among fire ecologists to integrate observed fire regimes into long term fire management. The United States-Mexico borderlands provide unique research opportunities to study effects of...

    Authors: Miguel L. Villarreal and Stephen R. Yool
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4010014
  29. Due to a unique combination of environmental conditions, the chaparral shrublands of southern California are prone to large, intense wildland fires. There is ongoing work in the fire research community to esta...

    Authors: R. E. Clark, A. S. Hope, S. Tarantola, D. Gatelli, P. E. Dennison and M. A. Moritz
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2008 4:4010001
  30. The effects of 30 years (1972–2003) of Wildland Fire Use for Resource Benefit (WFU) fires on ponderosa pine forest stand structure were evaluated in the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico, and the Saguaro Wilderness,...

    Authors: Zachary A. Holden, Penelope Morgan, Matthew G. Rollins and Kathleen Kavanagh
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2007 3:3020018
  31. Wildland fire use as a concept had its origin when humans first gained the ability to suppress fires. Some fires were suppressed and others were allowed to burn based on human values and objectives. Native Ame...

    Authors: Jan W. van Wagtendonk
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2007 3:3020003
  32. The development of continental-scale fire mapping using AVHRR since the early 1990s and, more recently, MODIS imagery, is transforming our understanding of Australian fire regimes—particularly the national sig...

    Authors: Jeremy Russell-Smith and Cameron P. Yates
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2007 3:3010048

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