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Fire Bibliography-Technical Literature from the 2000s

2000
 

  • Proceedings: Wilderness Science in a Time of Change-- Vol. 5 Wilderness Ecosystems, Threats, and Management; 1999 May 23-27; Missoula, MT. Cole, David N.; McCool, Stephen F.; Borrie, William T.; O'Loughlin, Jennifer (comps). 2000. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-5.
  • Fire Suppression and Drought Induced Mortality in Southern California Mixed-Conifer Forests. M. Savage. 2000. pp. 97-102. In: Keeley, J.E., M.Baer-Keeley, and C.J. Fotheringham (eds). 2nd Interface Between Ecology and Land Development in California. USGS Open-File Report 00-62.
  • A risk-based comparison of potential fuel treatment trade-off models. Weise, D.R., R. Kimberlin, M. Arbaugh, J. Chew, G. Jones, J. Merzenich, J.W. van Wagtendonk and M. Wiitala. 2000. In: L.F. Neuenschwander and K.C. Ryan (tech. eds.). Proc. Joint Fire Sci. Conf. and Workshop, Vol II. Univ. Idaho and Int. Assoc. Wildland Fire. pp. 96-102.
  • Connectivity of forest fuels and surface fire regimes. C. Miller and D.L. Urban. 2000. Landscape Ecology 15:145-154.

2001

  • Comparison of the Sedimentary Record of Fire with the Tree-Ring Record within the Nearby Giant Sequoia Groves, Sierra Nevada, California. R.S. Anderson. 2001. Final report to USGS Sequoia & Kings Canyon Field Station from Center for Environmental Sciences and Education, and Quaternary Sciences Program. Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff, AZ. 25 pp.
  • Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests: A Photographic Interpretation of Ecological Change Since 1849. G.E. Gruell. 2001. Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana. 238 pp. Abstract
  • Fire and invasives in mediterranean-climate ecosystems of California. (publication brief). J.E. Keeley. 2001. pp. 81-94. In: K. E. M. Galley and T. P. Wilson (eds.), Proceedings of the Invasive Species Workshop: The Role of Fire in the Control and Spread of Invasive Species. Fire Conference 2000: The First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management. Miscellaneous Publication No. 11. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Fire-induced Tree Mortality in the Mixed Conifer Forests of the Sierra Nevada, California. van Mantgem, P. 2001. Dissertation. University of California, Davis. 107 pp.
  • Ecological restoration in a giant sequoia grove. A. Demetry and J. Manley. 2001. Crossing Boundaries in Park Management: Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands Edited by David Harmon, The 2001 GWS Conference Proceedings
  • Meeting resource management objectives with prescribed fire. T. Opperman, M. Keifer and L. Trader. 2001. Crossing Boundaries in Park Management: Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands Edited by David Harmon, The 2001 GWS Conference Proceedings

2002 (back to 2000s)

  • Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests: Evaluating the Ecological Impact of Burning by Native Americans. A.J. Parker. 2002. pp 233-267. In: T.R. Vale (ed.). Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape. Island Press. Washington, DC. 315 pp.
  • The Pre-European Landscape of the United States: Pristine or Humanized. T.R. Vale. 2002. pp. 1-39. In: T.R. Vale (ed.). Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape. Island Press. Washington, DC. 315 pp.
  • Pre-European Fire in California Chaparral. J. Bendix. 2002. pp 269-293. In: T.R. Vale (ed.). Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape. Island Press. Washington, DC. 315 pp.
  • Burning Questions: America's Fight with Nature's Fire. D. Carle. 2002. Praeger Publishers. Westport, CT. 298 pp.
  • Burning Questions: A Social Science Research Plan for Federal Wildland Fire Management. G.E. Machlis, A.B. Kaplan, S.P. Tuler, K.A. Bagby, and J.E. McKendry. 2002. Report to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Univ. of Idaho. Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station, Contribution Number 943. 253 pp.
  • Flames in Our Forest: Disaster or Renewal? S.F. Arno and S. Allison-Bunnell. 2002. Island Press.Washington, DC. 227 pp.
  • 2002 Sierra Nevada Science Symposium, Kings Beach, California, Oct. 8-10, 2002. - Fire posters from Sequoia & Kings Canyon N.P. Abstracts for each of the posters can be viewed by clicking on the poster title.
  • 2002 Fire Conference: Managing Fire and Fuels in the Remaining Wildlands and Open Spaces of the Southwestern United States. The Association for Fire Ecology - Presentations and posters from Sequoia & Kings Canyon N.P.
  • The Effects of Prescribed Burning on Streamwater Chemistry at Different Spatial and Temporal Scales. A.M. Heard and J.D. Stednick. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.
  • The Effects of Prescribed Burns on Soil Biogeochemistry in the Mixed-Conifer Zone of Sequoia National Park. S.T. Hamman and I. Burke. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO.
  • Fire History of Lodgepole Pine on Chagoopa Plateau, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. A.C. Caprio. NPS Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California.
  • The Sugar Pine Dilemma: Prescription Burning, Naturalness, and the Management of a Declining Tree Species. P. van Mantgem,USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station, M. Keifer, NPS Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and N. Stephenson, USGS Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station.
  • Proceedings of a Symposium on the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project: Progress and Current Status, January 26, 1998 Clovis, California. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-183. 154 pp.
  • The Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Project: Inception, Objectives, and Progress. (Acrobat PDF file - 623 kb) J. Verner and M.T. Smith. 2002. pp. 1-12. In: J. Verner (Technical Coordinator). Proceedings of a Symposium on the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project: Progress and Current Status, January 26, 1998 Clovis, California. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-183. 154 pp.
  • Fire-return Intervals in Mixed-conifer Forests of the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project Area. (Acrobat PDF file - 328 kb) C. Phillips. 2002. pp. 31-35. In: J. Verner (Technical Coordinator). Proceedings of a Symposium on the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project: Progress and Current Status, January 26, 1998 Clovis, California. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-183. 154 pp.
  • Prescribed Burning in the Kings River Ecosystems Project Area: Lessons Learned. (Acrobat PDF file - 1 MB) D.S. McCandliss. 2002. pp. 37-46. In: J. Verner (Technical Coordinator). Proceedings of a Symposium on the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project: Progress and Current Status, January 26, 1998 Clovis, California. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-183. 154 pp.
  • The Teakettle Experiment. (Acrobat PDF file - 536 kb) M.P. North. 2002. pp. 47-54. In: J. Verner (Technical Coordinator). Proceedings of a Symposium on the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project: Progress and Current Status, January 26, 1998 Clovis, California. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-183. 154 pp.
  • Current Investigations of Fungal Ectomycorrhizal Communities in the Sierra National Forests. (Acrobat PDF file - 976 kb) T.D. Bruns, A.M. Kretzer, T.R. Horton, E.A-D. Stendell, M.I. Bidartondo, and T.M. Szaro. 2002. pp. 83-89. In: J. Verner (Technical Coordinator). Proceedings of a Symposium on the Kings River Sustainable Forest Ecosystems Project: Progress and Current Status, January 26, 1998 Clovis, California. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-183. 154 pp.
  • Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests, November 2-4, 1999 Reno, Nevada USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-181. 949 pp.
  • Fire as a Coarse Filter for Snags and Logs. (Acrobat PDF file - 508 kb) J.K. Agee. 2002. pp. 359-368. In: W.F. Laudenslayer, Jr., P.J. Shea, B.E. Valentine, C.P. Weatherspoon, and T.E. Lisle (Technical Coordinators). Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests, November 2-4, 1999 Reno, Nevada. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-181. 949 pp.
  • Influence of Fire on the Dynamics of Dead Woody Material in Forests of California and Southwestern Oregon. (Acrobat PDF file - 224 kb) C.N. Skinner. 2002. pp. 445-454. In: W.F. Laudenslayer, Jr., P.J. Shea, B.E. Valentine, C.P. Weatherspoon, and T.E. Lisle (Technical Coordinators). Proceedings of the Symposium on the Ecology and Management of Dead Wood in Western Forests, November 2-4, 1999 Reno, Nevada. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PSW-GTR-181. 949 pp.
  • Effects of Fire on Naturally Occurring Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) Saplings. (Acrobat PDF file - 300 kb) T.J. Swiecki and E. Bernhardt. 2002. pp. 251-259. In: R.B. Standiford, D. McCreary, K.L. Purcell (Tech. Coord.). Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.
  • Effects of Wildfire on Blue Oak in the Northern Sacramento Valley. (Acrobat PDF file - 241 kb) M.Horney, R.B. Standiford, D. McCreary, J. Tecklin, and R. Richards. 2002. pp.261-267. In: R.B. Standiford, D. McCreary, K.L. Purcell (Tech. Coord.). Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.
  • Numerical Response of Small Vertebrates to Prescribed Fire in a California Oak Woodland. (Acrobat PDF file - 331 kb) J.K. Vreeland and W.D. Tietje. 2002. pp. 269-279.In: R.B. Standiford, D. McCreary, K.L. Purcell (Tech. Coord.). Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.
  • Effects of Fire and Browsing on Regeneration of Blue Oak. (Acrobat PDF file - 238 kb) J.W. Bartolome, M.P. McClaran, B.H. Allen-Diaz, J. Dunne, L.D. Ford, R.B. Standiford, N.K. McDougald, and L.C. Forero. 2002. pp. 281-286. In: R.B. Standiford, D. McCreary, K.L. Purcell (Tech. Coord.). Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.
  • Development and Fire Trends in Oak Woodlands of the Northwestern Sierra Nevada Foothills. (Acrobat PDF file - 791 kb) J. G. Spero. 2002. pp. 287-301. In: R.B. Standiford, D. McCreary, K.L. Purcell (Tech. Coord.). Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.
  • Tree Mortality Following Reintroduction of Fire to an Old Growth Mixed Conifer Forest. Knapp, E. E., J. E. Keeley, and N. L. Stephenson. 2002. Abstracts, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, p. 181.
  • Proceedings of the Symposium: Fire in California Ecosystems: Integrating Ecology, Prevention and Management, San Diego, California, Nov. 17-20, 1997. N.G. Sugihara, M.E. Morales, and T.J. Morales (eds). 2002. Misc. Pub. No. 1, Assoc. for Fire Ecology. 391 pp.
  • Proceedings Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.
  • Effects of Fire on Naturally Occurring Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) Saplings. T.J. Swiecki and E. Bernhardt. 2002. pp 251-259. Proceedings Fifth Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Oaks in California's Changing Landscape, October 22-25, 2001, San Diego, California. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-184.

2003 (back to 2000s)

  • Impact of Past, Present, and Future Fire Regimes on North American Mediterranean Shrublands. J.E. Keeley and C.J. Fotheringham. 2003. In: T.T. Veblen, W.L. Baker, G. Montenegro, and T.W. Swetnam (eds.) Fire and Climate In Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas. Springer, New York.
  • The Effect of Wildland Fire on Aquatic Ecosystems in the Western USA. M.K. Young, R.E. Gresswell, C. Luce (Eds). 2003. Forest Ecology and Management. 178:1-229. (comprised of 14 papers). Link to USGS news release on this special journal issue.
  • Surprises and Lessons from the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. M.G. Turner, W.H. Romme, and D.B. Tinker. 2003. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1:351-358. (The introduction provides a good summary covering the differences in fire regime types and how understanding these differences is important in interpreting across varying landscapes.)
  • George Wright Society Conference - Protecting Our Diverse Heritage: The Role of Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, April 14-18, 2003. San Diego, CA.
  • Integrating fire history and fire management: establishing reference conditions and monitoring process, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Anthony Caprio. Adobe Acrobat copy of poster (2.9 MB PDF file), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA.
  • The effects of prescribed burning on stream water chemistry at different spatial and temporal scales. Andi Heard and J. Stednick. (Poster), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Colorado State University.
  • Restoring Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forests with prescribed fire: monitoring to assess fuel reduction and stand structure objectives. MaryBeth Keifer, Jeff Manley, and Karen Webster.(Poster), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA.
  • Joint 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress & 5th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology - 2003 Orlando, FL . Sponsored by The Association for Fire Ecology & AMS - Presentations listed are on fire in the Sierra Nevada
  • Positive effects of prescribed fire on understory vegetation in mixed-conifer forests of the southern Sierra Nevada, CA (USA). Karen Webster, M. Keifer, and R. Wills. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA Abstract.
  • Anthropogenic or lightning: ignition source of pre-Euro-American fire regimes in the southern Sierra Nevada?. Anthony C. Caprio. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers, CA Abstract.
  • Spatial heterogeneity in fire temperature: causes and consequences for plant diversity. Monique E. Rocca and D. L. Urban. Duke University, Durham, NC Abstract.
  • Long-term surface fuel accumulation in burned and unburned mixed-conifer forests of the central and southern Sierra Nevada, CA (USA). MaryBeth Keifer and J. van Wagtendonk, National Park Service, Three Rivers, CA & USGS Yosemite Field Station, CA.Abstract.
  • A century of fire and land management in the southern Sierra Nevada. Thomas P. Holmes and A. Westerling. USDA Forest Service, Research Triangle Park, NC & Scripps Abstract.
  • Second entry prescribed fires in ponderosa pine and bear clover forests. Monica S. Buhler and K. J. Paintner. Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, CA Abstract.
  • Burn severity assessment using differenced normalized burn ratio and composite burn index. Mark Grupé, K. Paintner and M. Buhler. Yosemite National Park, El Portal, CA Abstract.
  • Climatic influences on fire regimes in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Alan H. Taylor and M. Beaty. Penn State University, University Park, PA Abstract.
  • Fire history of mixed conifer forests in Yosemite National Park. Andrew E. Scholl and A. H. Taylor. Penn State University, University Park, PA Abstract.
  • Fire history and stand scale dynamics of mixed conifer forests in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Matthew Beaty and A. H. Taylor. Penn State University, University Park, PA Abstract.
  • Assessing Landscape Patterns of Fire Severity and Fire Regimes Using Burn Severity Mapping for the Sierra Nevada, CA. Andrea E. Thode, N. Sugihara, L. Levien, and J. F. Quinn. University of California, Davis and US Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest, McClellan, CA Abstract.
  • Fire and Grazing Impacts on Plant Diversity and Alien Plant Invasions in the Southern Sierra Nevada. J.E. Keeley, D. Lubin, and C.J. Fotheringham. 2003. Ecol. Applic. 13:1355-1374. Link to USGS news release on this research.
  • Fire-Related Temperatures in a Cheatgrass Infested Sierra Nevada Yellow Pine Forest: Effects on Cheatgrass Seeds and Native Plants. McGinnis, T.W., J.E. Keeley, M. Brooks, R. Sanford and J. Belnap. 2003. Abstracts, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Aug. 3-8, 2003.
  • Above and Below Ground Fire-Related Temperatures in a Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum L.) Infested Sierra Nevada Yellow Pine Forest: Effects on Cheatgrass Seeds and Native Plants. McGinnis, T.W., J.E. Keeley, M. Brooks, R. Sanford and J. Belnap. 2003. Absracts, North American Forest Ecology Workshop, Corvallis, Oregon, June 16-20, 2003
  • The Use of GIS to Determine the Relationship Between Fire Frequency and Topography. N. Warmerdam. 2003. M.S. Major Indiv. Proj. Rep., Univ. Redlands, 76 pp. Thesis Abstract.
  • Climate Change Effects on Vegetation Distribution, Carbon, and Fire in California. J.M. Lenihan, R. Drapek, D. Bachelet, and R.P. Neilson. 2003. Ecological Applications 13:1667-1681.
  • Forest Heterogeneity: Methods and Measurements From Extensive Field Plots, Fire Modeling, and Remote Sensing of the Mixed Conifer Forest of the Southern Sierra Nevada, USA. K.M. Menning. 2003. (Ph.D. Dissertation). Wildland Resource Science, University of California, Berkeley.
  • The use of multi-temporal Landsat Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) data for mapping fuel models in Yosemite National Park, USA. J.W. van Wagtendonk and R. R. Root. 2003. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24:1639-1651.

2004 (back to 2000s)

  • Proceedings of the Conference on Fire Management: Emerging Policies and New Paradigms. Nov. 16-19, 1999, San Diego, CA. N.G. Sugihara, M.E. Morales, and T.J. Morales (eds). (2004). Misc. Pub. No. 2, Assoc. for Fire Ecology. pp.
  • Bulk Density and Fuel Loads of Ponderosa Pine and White Fir Forest Floors: Impacts of Leaf Morphology. S.L. Stephens, M.A. Finney, and H. Schantz. 2004. Northwest Sci. 78:93-100.
  • An Experimental Demonstration of Stem Damage as a Predictor of Fire-Caused Mortality for Ponderosa Pine. P.J. van Mantgem and M. Schwartz. 2004. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34:1343–1347. Link to USGS news release on this research.
  • Prescribed Fire, Soils, and Stream Water Chemistry in a Watershed in Lake Tahoe Basin, California. S.L. Stephens, T. Meixner, M. Poth, B. McGurk, and D. Payne. 2004. International J. Wildland Fire 13:27-35.
  • Fire Regimes of Mixed Conifer Forests in the North-Central Sierra Nevada at Multiple Spatial Scales. S.L. Stephens and B.M. Collins. 2004. Northwest Science 78: 12-23.
  • Bulk Density and Fuel Loads of Ponderosa Pine and White Fir Forest Floors: Impacts of Leaf Morphology. S.L. Stephens, M.A. Finney and H. Schantz. 2004. Northwest Science 78:93-100. Abstract
  • Modeling wildfire probability using GIS. B. Davis and C. Miller. 2004. In: Proceedings of the ASPRS 2004 Annual Conference, Denver, USA. May 23-28. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

2005 (back to 2000s)

  • Mimicking Nature's Fire: Restoring Fire-Prone Forests in the West. S.F. Arno and C.E. Fiedler. 2005. Island Press, Washington D.C. 242 pp. - with Section II Chapter 10 (pp.121-130) on Learning from Experience: Profiles of Restoration Foresty Projects - Giant Sequoia/Mixed Conifer.
  • Fire History and Climate Synthesis in Western North America - April 30 to May 3, 2005 Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff AZ . Sponsored by The Western Mountain Initiative - Presentations listed are on fire in the Sierra Nevada
  • Climatic Influences on Fire Regimes in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe Basin, Nevada, USA. A.H. Taylor and R.M. Beaty. 2005. J. Biogeography 32:425-438.
  • Sierra Wildland Fire Reporting Systems (SWFRS) and the Fire Data Ordering Website. J. Guthrie and J. Stefanacci. Presentation at Resource Management Tools & Geospatial Conference, April 18-22, 2005, Phoenix, AZ. Abstract
  • Sierran Mixed-Conifer Research. June 2005. Special Issue - Forest Science 51(3).
  • Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America. R. Barker. 2005. Shearwater Books, 288pp.
  • The Ecological Need for Prescribed Fire in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, U.S.A. C.E. Rowan. 2005. MA Thesis, Depart. Geol. and Geogr., West Virginia University, 23 pp.
  • Fire Management in Parks and Protected Areas. B.M. Kilgore (guest editor). 2005. The George Wright Forum 22 (88 pp.)
  • Fire Management in Parks and Protected Areas: An Introduction and Summary. B.M. Kilgore
  • Fire in the Parks: A Case Study for Change Management N.L. Christensen.
  • Forest Health and Fire in the National Parks: Workshop Summary. N.L. Christensen
  • Fire, Forest Health, and Biodiversity: A Summary of the Proceedings of the Second Annual Symposium of the National Commission on Science and Sustainable Forestry. N.L. Christensen
  • Federal Forest Fire Policy in the United States. S.L. Stephens and L.W. Ruth
  • The Effect of Seasonality of Burn on Seed Germination in Chaparral: The Role of Soil Moisture. D. Le Fer and V.T. Parker. 2005. Madroño 52:166-174 Abstract
  • The effects of wildfire, salvage logging, and post-fire N-fixation on the nutrient budget of a Sierran forest. D.W. Johnson, J.F. Murphy, R.B. Susfalk, T.G. Caldwell, W.W. Miller, R.F. Walker, R.F. Powers. 2005. For. Ecol. and Mngmt. 220:155-165.

2006 (back to 2000s)

  • The fire and fire surrogate study in the Sierra Nevada: Evaluating restoration treatments at Blodgett Experimental Forest and Sequoia National Park. E.E. Knapp, S.L. Stephens, J.D. McIver, J.J. Moghaddas, and J.E. Keeley. 2006. In: Proceedings Sierra Nevada Science Symposium 2002. Science for Management and Conservation. In Press.
  • Decadal-scale dynamics of water, carbon and nitrogen in a California chaparral ecosystem: DAYCENT modeling results. X. Li, T. Meixner, J.O. Sickman, A. Miller, J.P. Schimel and J. Melack. 2006. Biogeochemistry 77:217–245. (research located in Sequoia National Park)
  • Post-fire epicormic branching in Sierra Nevada Abies concoler (white fir). C.T. Hanson and M.P. North. 2006. Internat. J. Wildland Fire 15:31-35.
  • Wildfire effects on soil nutrients and leaching in a Tahoe Basin watershed. J.D. Murphy, D.W. Johnson, W.W. Miller, R.F. Walker, E.F. Carroll, and R.R. Blank. 2006. J. Environ. Qual. 35:479-489.
  • Prescribed fire effects on forest floor and soil nutrients in a Sierra Nevada forest. J.D. Murphy, D.W. Johnson, W.W. Miller, R.F. Walker, and R.R. Blank. 2006. Soil Sci. 171:181-199.
  • Mercury distribution in two Sierran forest and one desert sagebrush steppe ecosystems and the effects of fire. M.A. Engle, M.S. Gustin, D.W. Johnson, J.F. Murphy, W.W. Miller, R.F. Walker, J. Wright, M. Markee. 2006. Science of the Total Environment 367:222–233
  • Third International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. Association for Fire Ecology. Nov. 13-17, 2006, San Diego, California.
  • Fire in California Ecosystems. N.G. Sugihara, J.W. Van Wagtendonk, K.E. Shaffer, J. Fites-Kaufman, and A.E. Thode (eds). 2006. Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley. 596 pp.
  • Fire as a physical process. J.W. van Wagtendonk. 2006. pp 38-57. In: Sugihara, N.G., J.W. van Wagtendonk, J. Fites-Kaufman, K.E. Shaffer, and A.E. Thode (eds.). Fire in California’s ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkeley. 578p.
  • Fire as an ecological process. N.G.Sugihara, N.G., J.W. van Wagtendonk, and J. Fites-Kaufman. 2006. pp 58-74. In: Sugihara, N.G., J.W. van Wagtendonk, J. Fites-Kaufman, K.E. Shaffer, and A.E. Thode (eds.). Fire in California’s ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkeley. 578p.
  • The future of fire in California ecosystems. N.G. Sugihara, J.W. van Wagtendonk, J. Fites-Kaufman, K.E. Shaffer, and A.E. Thode. 2006. pp 538-543. In: Sugihara, N. G., J. W. van Wagtendonk, J. Fites-Kaufman, K. E. Shaffer, and A. E. Thode (eds.). Fire in California’s ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkeley. 578p.
  • Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum [Taxodiaceae]) Seedling Survival and Growth in the First Four Decades Following Managed Fires. H.S. Shellhammer and T.H. Shellhammer. 2006. Madroño 53:342-350. Abstract
  • Phytolith Evidence for the Lack of Grass Understory in a Sequoiadendron giganteum (Taxodiaceae) stand in the central Sierra Nevada, California. R.R. Evett, R.A. Woodward, W. Harrison, J. Suero, and J.W. Bartolome. 2006. Madroño 53:351-363.
  • Fire Severity in Conifer Forests of the Sierra Nevada, California. D.C. Odion and C.T. Hanson. 2006. Ecosystems 9:1177–1189. (see Safford et al. 2007 for response)
  • Wildfire: a century of failed forest policy. G. Wuerthner (ed.). Foundation for Deep Ecology, San Francisco, CA, USA. 322 p
  • Fire ecology of the Sierra Nevada: forests born to burn. J.W. van Wagtendonk 2006. Pages 63-67. In: Wuerthner, G. (ed.). Wildfire: a century of failed forest policy. Foundation for Deep Ecology, San Francisco, CA, USA. 322 p

2007 (back to 2000s)

  • BAER soil burn severity maps do not measure fire effects to vegetation: a reply to Odion and Hanson. H.D. Safford, J. Miller, D. Schmidt, B. Roath, A. Parsons. 2007. Ecosystems. In press. (See Odion and Hanson 2006 for original paper)

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