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  1. There is considerable interest in evaluating whether recent wildfires in dry conifer forests of western North America are burning with uncharacteristic severity—that is, with a severity outside the historical ...

    Authors: Paula J. Fornwalt, Laurie S. Huckaby, Steven K. Alton, Merrill R. Kaufmann, Peter M. Brown and Antony S. Cheng
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030117
  2. Fire severity maps are an important tool for understanding fire effects on a landscape. The relative differenced normalized burn ratio (RdNBR) is a commonly used severity index in California forests, and is ty...

    Authors: Jamie M. Lydersen, Brandon M. Collins, Jay D. Miller, Danny L. Fry and Scott L. Stephens
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030099
  3. Monitoring landscape-scale vegetation responses of resprouter species to wildfire is helpful in explaining post-wildfire recovery. Several previous Australian studies have investigated the temporal recovery of...

    Authors: Jessica T. Heath, Chris J. Chafer, Thomas F. A. Bishop and Floris F. Van Ogtrop
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030053
  4. Fire is critical to the maintenance of ecological function in many ecosystems worldwide, especially mesic sub-Saharan rangelands. But most rangeland fire research occurs in a wildfire context, is focused on fi...

    Authors: Devan Allen McGranahan, Rerani Ramaano, Michelle J. Tedder and Kevin P. Kirkman
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030040
  5. Prescribed burns and wildfires maintain prairie vegetation by limiting tree growth and promoting prairie grasses and forb production. Previous studies have shown that fire causes mixed effects on the prairie f...

    Authors: Eric G. Bright, Mohsain Gill, Ashtyn Barrientes and Elizabeth A. Bergey
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12030026
  6. Fire is being prescribed and used increasingly to promote ecosystem restoration (e.g., oak woodlands and savannas) and to manage wildlife habitat in the Central Hardwoods and Appalachian regions, USA. However,...

    Authors: Craig A. Harper, W. Mark Ford, Marcus A. Lashley, Christopher E. Moorman and Michael C. Stambaugh
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12020127
  7. Characterization of scale dependence of fire intervals could inform interpretations of fire history and improve fire prescriptions that aim to mimic historical fire regime conditions. We quantified the tempora...

    Authors: Michael C. Stambaugh, Richard P. Guyette, Joseph M. Marschall and Daniel C. Dey
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12020065
  8. Fire is integral to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems of the southeastern USA and is a strong selective force on plant species. Among woody plants, oak species (Quercus spp. L) have diverse life history t...

    Authors: J. Morgan Varner, Jeffrey M. Kane, J. Kevin Hiers, Jesse K. Kreye and Joseph W. Veldman
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12020048
  9. Fire and resource managers of the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA, have many questions about the use of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to meet various land management objectives. Three common ob...

    Authors: Thomas A. Waldrop, Donald L. Hagan and Dean M. Simon
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12020028
  10. The northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis Trovessart) is a cavity-roosting species that forages in cluttered upland and riparian forests throughout the oak-dominated Appalachian and Central Hardwoods re...

    Authors: W. Mark Ford, Alexander Silvis, Joshua B. Johnson, John W. Edwards and Milu Karp
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12020013
  11. This special issue of Fire Ecology is focused on the fire ecology of eastern USA oak (Quercus L.) forests, woodlands, and savannas. The papers were presented as part of the Fifth Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Confe...

    Authors: J. Morgan Varner, Mary A. Arthur, Stacy L. Clark, Daniel C. Dey, Justin L. Hart and Callie J. Schweitzer
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12020001
  12. The Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is a web-based software and data integration framework that organizes fire and fuels software applications into a single online application. IFT...

    Authors: Stacy A. Drury, H. Michael Rauscher, Erin M. Banwell, ShihMing Huang and Tami L. Lavezzo
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12010103
  13. Yellow pine (Pinus spp. L.) and mixed conifer (YPMC) forests of California, USA (Alta California), have been negatively affected since Euro-American settlement by a century or more of logging, fire exclusion, and...

    Authors: Hiram Rivera-Huerta, Hugh D. Safford and Jay D. Miller
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12010052
  14. The interactions between climate and wildland fire are complex. To better understand these interactions, we used ArcMap 10.2.2 to examine the relationships between early spring snowmelt and total annual area b...

    Authors: Donal S. O’Leary III, Trevor D. Bloom, Jacob C. Smith, Christopher R. Zemp and Michael J. Medler
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12010041
  15. Prescribed fire is a primary tool used to restore western forests following more than a century of fire exclusion, reducing fire hazard by removing dead and live fuels (small trees and shrubs). It is commonly ...

    Authors: Phillip J. van Mantgem, Anthony C. Caprio, Nathan L. Stephenson and Adrian J. Das
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2016 12:12010013
  16. The use of fire as a land management tool is well recognized for its ecological benefits in many natural systems. To continue to use fire while complying with air quality regulations, land managers are often t...

    Authors: Josh Hyde, Eva K. Strand, Andrew T. Hudak and Dale Hamilton
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030108

    The Correction to this article has been published in Fire Ecology 2019 15:23

  17. A legacy of past fires is evident in the form of blackened basal hollows found throughout the southern range of the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens [D. Don] Endl.) forest. A deeper look reveals cambial scars ...

    Authors: Gregory A. Jones and Will Russell
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030080
  18. Prescribed fire is commonly used to restore and maintain the longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) ecosystem (LLPE). A key function of the LLPE is the provisioning of food for wildlife. Despite the plethora of li...

    Authors: Marcus A. Lashley, M. Colter Chitwood, Craig A. Harper, Christopher S. DePerno and Christopher E. Moorman
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030062
  19. Fire severity can increase above historical levels due to factors such as human-derived fire suppression and climate change. Studies about the effects of high-severity fires on soil carbon and nutrients in pin...

    Authors: Shatya D. Quintero-Gradilla, Felipe García-Oliva, Ramón Cuevas-Guzmán, Enrique J. Jardel-Peláez and Angelina Martínez-Yrizar
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030045
  20. Small-scale fire approaches, like burn boxes, burn tables, and propane burners, are often used to facilitate experimental control over fire and allow greater replication. We compared characteristics of grassla...

    Authors: Katherine C. Kral, Ryan F. Limb, Torre J. Hovick, Devan A. McGranahan, Aaron L. Field and Peter L. O’Brien
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030034
  21. The effects of prescribed burning and thinning on lichen communities is a poorly understood aspect of biodiversity conservation, despite the widespread use of these practices to achieve conservation-oriented l...

    Authors: David G. Ray, Jason W. Barton and James C. Lendemer
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11030014
  22. Thinning of conifers followed by pile burning has become a popular treatment to reduce fuel loads in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA. However, concern has been voiced about burning within or near riparian areas beca...

    Authors: Ken R. Hubbert, Matt Busse, Steve Overby, Carol Shestak and Ross Gerrard
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11020100
  23. Federal fire management plans are essential implementation guides for the management of wildland fire on federal lands. Recent changes in federal fire policy implementation guidance and fire science informatio...

    Authors: Marc D. Meyer, Susan L. Roberts, Robin Wills, Matthew Brooks and Eric M. Winford
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11020059
  24. As the size and extent of wildfires has increased in recent decades, so has the cost and extent of post-fire management, including seeding and salvage logging. However, we know little about how burn severity, ...

    Authors: Penelope Morgan, Marshell Moy, Christine A. Droske, Sarah A. Lewis, Leigh B. Lentile, Peter R. Robichaud, Andrew T. Hudak and Christopher J. Williams
    Citation: Fire Ecology 2015 11:11020031

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