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  1. Weather plays an integral role in fire management due to the direct and indirect effects it has on fire behavior. However, fire managers may not use all information available to them during the decision-making...

    Authors: Claire E. Rapp, Robyn S. Wilson, Eric L. Toman and W. Matt Jolly

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:35

    Content type: Original research

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  2. Fire suppression in western North America increased and homogenized overstory cover in conifer forests, which likely affected understory plant communities. We sought to characterize understory plant communitie...

    Authors: Kate Wilkin, Lauren Ponisio, Danny L. Fry, Brandon M. Collins, Tadashi Moody and Scott L. Stephens

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:30

    Content type: Original research

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  3. The northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) is an Endangered Species Act-listed subspecies that requires coniferous forests with structurally complex and closed-canopy old-growth characteristics for nes...

    Authors: Damon B. Lesmeister, Raymond J. Davis, Stan G. Sovern and Zhiqiang Yang

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:32

    Content type: Original research

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  4. Preserving fire-dependent ecosystems can mitigate biodiversity loss from urbanization, but prescribing fire is challenging near human habitation. Consequently, dereliction of fire-dependent forests is widespre...

    Authors: Brittany Harris, Ariel Freidenreich, Eric Betancourt and Krishnaswarmy Jayachandran

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:31

    Content type: Field note

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  5. Bats are important components of forested ecosystems and are found in forests worldwide. Consequently, they often interact with fire. Previous reviews of the effects of fire on bats have focused on prescribed ...

    Authors: Susan C. Loeb and Rachel V. Blakey

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:29

    Content type: Review

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  6. Despite the widespread use of prescribed fire throughout much of the southeastern USA, temporal considerations of fire behavior and its effects often remain unclear. Opportunities to burn within prescriptive m...

    Authors: Matthew C. Vaughan, Donald L. Hagan, William C. Bridges Jr, Matthew B. Dickinson and T. Adam Coates

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:27

    Content type: Original research

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  7. National estimates of canopy bulk density (CBD; kg m−3) for fire behavior modeling are generated and supported by the LANDFIRE program. However, locally derived estimates of CBD at finer scales are preferred over...

    Authors: Peter T. Wolter, Jacob J. Olbrich and Patricia J. Johnson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:26

    Content type: Original research

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  8. The 2018 Camp Fire, which destroyed 18,804 structures in northern California, including most of the town of Paradise, provided an opportunity to investigate housing arrangement and vegetation-related factors a...

    Authors: Eric E. Knapp, Yana S. Valachovic, Stephen L. Quarles and Nels G. Johnson

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:25

    Content type: Original research

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  9. Over the last century, fire exclusion has caused dramatic structural and compositional changes to southern New England forests, highlighting the need to reintroduce fires into the historically pyrogenic landsc...

    Authors: Caroline G. Borden, Marlyse C. Duguid and Mark S. Ashton

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:24

    Content type: Original research

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  10. Fire strongly affects animals’ behavior, population dynamics, and environmental surroundings, which in turn are likely to affect their immune systems and exposure to pathogens. However, little work has yet bee...

    Authors: Gregory F. Albery, Isabella Turilli, Maxwell B. Joseph, Janet Foley, Celine H. Frere and Shweta Bansal

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:23

    Content type: Review

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  11. California in the year 2020 experienced a record breaking number of large fires. Here, we place this and other recent years in a historical context by examining records of large fire events in the state back t...

    Authors: Jon E. Keeley and Alexandra D. Syphard

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:22

    Content type: Original research

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  12. 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 17:21

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Fire Ecology 2021 17:11

  13. Subtropical coniferous forests of the lesser Himalaya provide critical ecosystem services but fire regimes have received limited scientific attention. We reconstructed fire regimes using tree-ring methods in a...

    Authors: Peter Z. Fulé, Satish C. Garkoti and Rajeev L. Semwal

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:20

    Content type: Original research

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  14. Understanding the effects of disturbance events, land cover, and weather on wildlife activity is fundamental to wildlife management. Currently, in North America, bats are of high conservation concern due to wh...

    Authors: Marcelo H. Jorge, Sara E. Sweeten, Michael C. True, Samuel R. Freeze, Michael J. Cherry, Elina P. Garrison, Hila Taylor, Katherine M. Gorman and W. Mark Ford

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:19

    Content type: Original research

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  15. Wildfires of uncharacteristic severity, a consequence of climate changes and accumulated fuels, can cause amplified or novel impacts to archaeological resources. The archaeological record includes physical fea...

    Authors: Megan M. Friggens, Rachel A. Loehman, Connie I. Constan and Rebekah R. Kneifel

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:18

    Content type: Original research

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  16. With the prevalence of catastrophic wildfire increasing in response to widespread fire suppression and climate change, land managers have sought methods to increase the resiliency of landscapes to fire. The ap...

    Authors: David Cowman and Will Russell

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:17

    Content type: Original research

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  17. Fire is a dominant ecological disturbance in many ecosystems. Post-fire resprouting is a widespread response to fire, but resprouting vigor varies with many components of the fire regime, including fire intens...

    Authors: Eric S. Menges, Stacy A. Smith, Gretel L. Clarke and Stephanie M. Koontz

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:16

    Content type: Original research

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  18. Drastic increases in wildfire size and frequency threaten western North American sagebrush (Artemisia L. spp.) ecosystems. At relatively large spatial scales, wildfire facilitates type conversion of sagebrush-dom...

    Authors: Ian F. Dudley, Peter S. Coates, Brian G. Prochazka, Shawn T. O’Neil, Scott Gardner and David J. Delehanty

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2021 17:15

    Content type: Original research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Review

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  21. 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

    Content type: Review

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

  22. 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

    Content type: Field note

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  23. 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

    Content type: Classic reprint

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  24. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Original research

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

  28. 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

    Content type: Forum

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

  29. 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

    Content type: Field note

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  30. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Monograph

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  33. 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

    Content type: Original research

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

  34. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Field note

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  36. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Field note

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  38. 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

    Content type: Review

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  39. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Original research

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