• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Fire Bibliography-Technical Literature from the 1990s

1990

  • Restoring Fire to the Sierra Nevada Mixed Conifer Forest: Reconciling Science, Policy, and Practicality. Parsons, D. J. 1990. Pages 271-279 In: H.G. Hughes and T.M. Bonnicksen, editors. Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Society for Ecological Restoration. University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
  • Giant Sequoia Fire History in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park. (Acrobat PDF file - 99kb) T.W. Swetnam, R. Touchan, C.H. Baisan, A.C. Caprio, and P.M. Brown. 1990. pp. 249-253. Yosemite Centennial Symposium Proceedings - Natural Areas and Yosemite: Prospects for the Future, A Global Issues Symposium Joining the 17th Annual Natural Areas Conference with the Yosemite Centennial Celebration Oct. 13-20, 1990. 667 pp. Abstract
  • Prescribed fire and visual resources in Sequoia National Park. K. Dawson and S. Greco. 1990. (pp. 192-201) In: S. Nodvin and T. Waldrop (eds.). Proceedings of an International Symposium. Knoxville, Tennessee. March 20-24, 1990 Southeastern Forest Experiment Station General Technical Report GTR-SE-69. 434p
  • Blue oak regeneration in the Tehachapi Mountains. Mensing, S. 1990. Fremontia 18:38-41.

1991

  • Fire Effects in Blue Oak Woodland. P.K. Haggerty. 1991. pp. 342-344. Proceedings of the Symposium on Oak Woodlands and Hardwood Rangeland Management USDA For. Serv. PSWFRES Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-126.
  • Fire effects in blue oak (Quercus douglasii) woodland in the southern Sierra Nevada, California. P.K. Haggerty. 1991. Davis: University of California; M.S. thesis.
  • Regional Fire History from Dendrochronology. T.W. Swetnam, A.C. Caprio, C.H. Baisan, and P.M. Brown. 1991. Proc. 17th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference, May 18-21, 1989: High Intensity Fire in Wildlands: Management Challenges and Options. p. 419
  • Fire Effects on California Chaparral Systems: An Overview. S.C. Barro and S.G. Conrad. 1991. Environment International 76:135-149.
  • Planning for Climate Change in National Parks and Other Natural Areas. D.J. Parsons. 1991. The Northwest Environmental Journal 7:255-269.
  • Climate, Fire, and Late Quaternary Vegetation Changes in the Central Sierra Nevada. E.G. Edlund and R. Byrne. 1991 (pp. 390-396). In: S.S. Nodvin and T.A. Waldrop. Fire and the Environment: Ecological and Cultural Perspectives. USDA Forest Service, Southeast Forest Experiment Station, Ashville, NC.
  • GIS Applications in Fire Management Research. J.W. van Wagtendonk. 1991. pp. 212-214. In: S.C. Nodvin and T.A. Waldrop (tech. coord.). Fire and the Environment: Ecological and Cultural Perspectives: Proceedings of an International Symposium. USDA For. Serv., SE For. Exp. Sta., GTR-SE-69.
  • Spatial Analysis of Lightning Strikes in Yosemite National Park. J.W. van Wagtendonk. 1991. pp. 605-611 In: P. Andrews and D.F. Potts (eds.) Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Apr. 16-19, Missoula, MT. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD. 616 pp.
  • Forest Age Structure, Species Composition, and Fire Disturbance in the Southern Sierra Nevada Subalpine Zone. M. Keifer. 1991. Masters Thesis, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. 111 pp.
  • Forest age structure, species composition, and fire disturbances in the southern Sierra Nevada subalpine zone. M. Keifer. 1991. Unpublished report submitted to the Sequoia Natural History Association. University of Arizona, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Tucson.
  • Vegetation Change in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, During the Protohistoric Period. R.S. Anderson and S.L. Carpenter. 1991. Madroño 38:1-13.

1992

  • Tree-Ring Reconstruction of Giant Sequoia Fire Regimes. Swetnam, T. W., C. H. Baisan, A. C. Caprio, R. Touchan, and P. M. Brown. 1992. Final report on Cooperative Agreement No. DOI 80181-0002 to National Park Service, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California. 173 pp.
  • Biological and Management Implications of Fire/Pathogen Interactions in the Giant Sequoia Ecosystem; Fire Scar/Pathogen Studies. K.I. Piper. 1992. M.S. Thesis, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. 316 pages
  • Biological and Management Implications of Fire/Pathogen Interactions in the Giant Sequoia Ecosystem: Part I--Fire Scar/Pathogen Studies. D.D. Piirto, K.L. Piper, and J.R. Parameter. 1992. Final report to NPS, Coop. Agreement No. 8000-8-0005 with California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, Calif., 316 pp.
  • Biological and Management Implications of Fire/Pathogen Interactions in the Giant Sequoia Ecosystem: Part II--Pathogenicity and Genetics of Heterobasidion annosum. D.D. Piirto, F.W. Cobb, A.C. Workinger, W.J. Otrosina, J.R. Parameter, and T.E. Chase. 1992. Final report to NPS, Coop. Agreement No. 8000-8-0005 with California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, Calif., 33 pp.
  • Soil Temperatures Related to Prescribed Burning in Ponderosa Pine Stands in Yosemite Valley that Included California Black Oak. S.S. Sackett, S.M. Haase, and G.M. Burke. pp. 144-146. In: P.F. Ffolliott, G.J. Gottfried, D.A. Bennett, V.M. Hernandez C., A. Ortega-Rubio, and R.H. Hamre (tech. Coord.). Ecology and Managament of Oak and Associated Woodlands: Perspectives in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. April 27-30, 1992 Sierra Vista, Arizona. USDA For. Serv. GTR-RM-218. 224 pp.
  • Changes in Soil Properties Along a Post-Fire Chronosequence in a Sequoia-Mixed Conifer Forest in Sequoia National Park, California. Gebauer, S. B. 1992. M.S. thesis, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Aspects of Fire and Ozone Stress to Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pines-- A Review of Concepts and Methods. S.L. Graben and D.M. Duriscoe. 1992. Unpublished Report Eridas Research Assoc., Three Rivers, CA to USDI NPS Air Quality Div., Denver CO. 28pp.
  • Survival of Quercus douglasii (Fagaceae) seedlings under the influence of fire and grazing. Allen-Diaz, B.H., and J.W. Bartolome. 1992. Madroño 39:47-53
  • The impact of European settlement on blue oak (Quercus douglasii) regeneration and recruitment in the Tehachapi Mountains, California. Mensing, S. A. 1992. Madroño 39:36-46.
  • Long-term dynamics of the southern Sierra Nevada subalpine forest: the role of fire disturbance and climate. Keifer, M. 1992. Abstract in Supplement to the Ecological Society of America Bulletin, 73(2):228.

1993

  • Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests. J.K. Agee. 1993. Island Press, Washington, DC. 494 pp.
  • Mortality and Resprouting of Quercus douglassii Following Fire in Southern Sierra Nevada Oak Woodlands. P.K. Haggerty. 1993. Abstract Bull. Ecol. Soc. Amer. 74:262.
  • Indian Fire-Based Management in the Sequoia-Mixed Conifer Forests of the Central and Southern Sierra Nevada. M.K. Anderson. 1993. Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley 441 pp.

1994

  • Anthropogenic and Natural Disturbance and Patterns of Mortality in a Mixed Conifer Forest Stand in California. M. Savage. 1994. Can. J. For. Res. 24:1149-1159
  • Growth Responses of Giant Sequoia to Fire and Climate in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California. L.S. Mutch. 1994. MS Thesis, The University of Arizona. Abstract & Summary
  • Fighting Fire with Prescribed Fire-a Return to Ecosystem Health. R.W. Mutch. 1994. J. For. 92(11):31-33.
  • The Visual Ecology of Prescribed Fire in Sequoia National Park. K.J. Dawson and S.E. Greco. 1994. pp. 99-108. In: P.S. Aune (tech. coord.) Proceedings of the Symposium on Giant Sequoias: their Place in the Ecosystem and Society, June 23-25, 1992, Visalia, Calif.. USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-151. 170 pp.
  • Spatial Patterns of Lightning Strikes and Fires in Yosemite National Park. J.W. van Wagtendonk. 1994. pp. 223-231 In: Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Oct. 26-28, 1993, Jekyll Island, GA. Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, MD.
  • Effects of two millennia of changing climate and fire regimes on giant sequoia populations. N.L. Stephenson. 1994. Abstract for: Ecosystem Management and Restoration for the 21st Century, 21st Annual Natural Areas Conference, Oct. 19-22, 1994, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

1995

  • Large Fires in Wilderness Areas. J.W. van Wagtendonk 1995. In: J.K. Brown, R.W. Mutch, C.W. Spoon, R.H. Wakimoto (tech. coord.) Proceedings: Symp. On Fire in Wilderness and Park Management. 1993 March 30-April 1; Missoula, MT, USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320.
  • A Comparison of Anthropogenic and Natural Edge-Creating Disturbances in the Mixed Conifer Forest of Southern Sierra Nevada, California. K.J. Lock 1995. MA Thesis, Univ. of Calif. Los Angeles. 137 pp.
  • Availability of Fire Resources and Funding for Prescribed natural Fire Programs. S.J. Botti and H.T. Nichols. 1995. Proceedings: Symp. On Fire in Wilderness and Park Management. 1993 March 30-April 1; Missoula, MT, USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320.
  • Fire Effects Monitoring in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. M. Keifer and P.M. Stanzler. 1995. Proceedings: Symp. On Fire in Wilderness and Park Management. 1993 March 30-April 1; Missoula, MT, USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320.
  • Fire Growth Modeling in the Sierra Nevada of California. M.A. Finney. 1995. Proceedings: Symp. On Fire in Wilderness and Park Management. 1993 March 30-April 1; Missoula, MT, USDA For. Serv. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-320.
  • The Ecology of Fire. R.J. Whelan. 1995. Cambridge Studies in Ecology, Cambridge Univ. Press.Cambridge, UK. 346 pp.
  • Sixty Years of Change in Conifer Forest of the San Bernardino Mountains, California. R.A. Minnich, M.G. Barbour, J. Burk, and R. Fernoe. 1995. Conservation Biology 9:902-914.
  • Restoring Fire to Giant Sequoia Groves: What Have We Learned in 25 Years? Parsons, D. J. 1995. Pages 256-258 In: S.K. Brown, R.W. Mutch, C.W. Spoon, and R.H. Wakimoto, technical coordinators. Proceedings: symposium on fire in wilderness and park management, 30 March - 1 April 1993, Missoula, Montana. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report INT-GTR-320. Abstract
  • Fire and Fuel in a Sierra Nevada Ecosystems. J.W. van Wagtendon. 1995. In:Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources. USGS
  • Effects of Prescribed and Simulated Fire and Forest History of Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum [Lindley Btichholz]) - Mixed Conifer Ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada, California. Stephens, S. L. 1995. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
  • Regeneration Within Canopy Gaps in a Giant Sequoia-Mixed Conifer Forest: Implications for Forest Restoration. Demetry, A. 1995. M.S. thesis. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • The Biswell Symposium: Fire Issues and Solutions in Urban Interface and Wildland Ecosystems, February 15-17, 1994 Walnut Creek, California. D.R. Weise, R.E. Martin (Technical Coordinators). 1995. Contents (Acrobat PDF file - 300 kb) - Body (Acrobat PDF file - 1.9 MB). USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-158. 199 pp.
  • Changes in stand density, species composition, and fuel load following prescribed fir in the southern Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest. M. Keifer. 1995. Abstract, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Snowbird, UT.
  • The Western Region Fire Monitoring Program - Long-term monitoring in fire-maintained ecosystems. Reeberg, P., M. Keifer, and T. LaBanca. 1995. In: R.M. Linn, ed., Sustainable Society and Protected Areas: Contributed Papers of the 8th Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks and on Public Lands. The George Wright Society. Portland, OR. April 17-21, 1995.

1996

  • The Use of Fire in Forest Restoration C.C. Hardy and S.F. Arno. 1996. In: The Use of Fire in Forest Restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 86 p. Abstract
  • Fire and Plants W.J. Bond and B.W. van Wilgen. 1996.Chapman & Hall, London, UK. 263 pp.
  • Fire research and management in the Sierra Nevada National Parks. D.J. Parsons and J.W. van Wagtendonk. 1996. In: Halvorson, William L.; Davis, Gary E., eds. Science and Ecosystem Management in the National Parks. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press 281-294 pp. Abstract.
  • Restoration as a component of ecosystem management for giant sequoia groves in California. D.G. Fullmer, R. R. Rogers, J. D. Manley, and N. L. Stephenson. 1996. Pp. 109-115 In: D. L. Peterson and C. V. Klimas (eds.), The Role of Restoration in Ecosystem Management. Society for Ecological Restoration, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Physical Properties of Woody Fuel Particles of Sierra Nevada Conifers. J.W. van Wagtendonk, J.M. Benddict, and W.M. Sydoriak. 1996. International J. of Wildland Fire 6:117-123.
  • Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final Report to Congress. Wildlands Resources Center Report No.37, Centers for Water and Wildlands Resources, University of California, Davis, California, USA. 1528 pp.
  • Use of a Deterministic Fire Growth Model to Test Fuel Treatments. J.W. van Wagtendonk. 1996. pp. 1155-1166. In: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final Report to Congress, Vol. II, Assessments and Scientific Basis for Management Options. Wildlands Resources Center Report No.37, Centers for Water and Wildlands Resources, University of California, Davis, California, USA.
  • Fire Regimes, Past and Present. Skinner, C.N. and C. Chang. 1996. pp. 1041-1069. In: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress: Status of the Sierra Nevada, Vol. II, Assessments and Scientific Basis for Management Options. 1528 pp.
  • Ecosystem Responses to Fire and Variations in Fire Regimes. Chang, C. 1996. pp. 1071-1099. In: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress: Status of the Sierra Nevada, Vol. II, Assessments and Scientific Basis for Management Options. 1528 pp.
  • Native American Land-Use Practices and Ecological Impacts. M.K. Anderson and M.J. Moratto. 1996. pp. 187-206. In: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress: Status of the Sierra Nevada, Vol. II, Assessments and Scientific Basis for Management Options. 1528 pp.
  • Fire and Fuels. Chapter Four. 1996. pp. 61-71. In: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project, Final Report to Congress: Status of the Sierra Nevada,Volume I: Assessment Summaries and Management Strategies. 1528 pp.

1997

  • The Sedimentary Record of Fire in Montane Meadows, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. R.S. Anderson and S.J. Smith. 1997. Pages 313-327. In: J.S. Clark et al. (eds.) Sediment Records of Biomass Burning and Global Change. NATO ASI Series, Vol. I 51. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Effects of Prescribed Burning and Drought on the Solute Chemistry of Mixed-Conifer Forest Streams of the Sierra Nevada, California. M.R. Williams and J.M. Melack. 1997. Biogeochemistry 39:225-253.
  • Fire History of a Mixed Oak-Pine Forest in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevada, El Dorado County, California. S.L. Stephens. 1997. pp. 191-198. Symposium on Oak Woodlands: Ecology, Management, and Urban Interface Issues. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report-PSW GTR-160.
  • 1997 California Association of Fire Ecologist Symposium: Fire in California Ecosystems: Intergrating Ecology, Prevention and Management, San Diego, California, Nov. 17-20, 1997. - Fire papers from Sequoia & Kings Canyon N.P. (see 2002 proceedings)
  • Fire Management and GIS: a Framework for Identifying and Prioritizing Fire Planning Needs. A.C. Caprio, C. Conover, M. Keifer, P. Lineback, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Pre-Twentieth Century Fire History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: A Review and Evaluation of Our Knowledge. A.C. Caprio and P. Lineback, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Beyond Initial Fuel Reduction in the Giant Sequoia-Mixed Conifer Forest: Where Do We Go From Here? M. Keifer and J. Manley, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
  • Factors affecting blue oak sapling recruitment and regeneration. Swiecki, T. J.; Bernhardt, Elizabeth A.; Drake, Christiana. 1997. pp 157-168. In: Proceedings, symposium on oak woodlands: ecology, management and urban interface issues. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-160. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service.

1998

  • Fire in ecosystem management: shifting the paradigm from suppression to prescription. Proceedings of the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference, No. 20.. Teresa L. Pruden and Leonard A. Brennan (eds.). Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL. 460 pp.
  • Forest Pattern, Surface Fire Regimes, and Climatic Change in the Sierra Nevada. California. C. Miller 1998. Ph.D. dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Abstract
  • Fuel Bed Characteristics of Sierra Nevada Conifers. J.W. van Wagtendonk, J.M. Benedict, and W.M. Sydoriak. 1998. W.J. Appl. For. 13:73-84
  • Heat Content Variations of Sierra Nevada Conifers. J.W. van Wagtendonk, W.M. Sydoriak, and J.M. Benedict. 1998. Int. J. Wildland Fire 8:147-158
  • Fire History Along Elevational Transects in the Sierra Nevada, California. T.W. Swetnam, C.H. Baisan, K. Morino, and A.C. Caprio. 1998. Final report to the Sierra Nevada Global Change Research Program by Univ. of Arizona, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. 176 pp.
  • The Myth of the Humanized Landscape: An Example from Yosemite National Park. T.R. Vale. 1998. Natural Areas Journal 18:231-236.
  • Mechanism of smoke-induced seed germination in a post-fire chaparral annual. Keeley, J.E. and C.J. Fotheringham. 1998. Journal of Ecology 86:27-36.
  • Smoke-induced seed germination in Californian chaparral. Keeley, J.E. and C.J. Fotheringham. 1998. Ecology 79:2320-2336.
  • Initial response of woodrats to prescribed burning in oak woodland. Vreeland, J.K.; Tietje, W.D. 1998. 1998 Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society 34: 21-31.
  • Forest composition, structure, and change in an old-growth mixed conifer forest in the northern Sierra Nevada. J.S. Ansley and J.J. Battles. 1998. J. Torrey Botanical Society, 125:297-308.

1999

  • Interactions Between Forest Heterogeneity and Surface Fire Regimes in the Southern Sierra Nevada. C. Miller and D.L. Urban. 1999. Can. J. For. Res. 29: 202-212 Abstract
  • Reexaming Fire Suppression Impacts on Brushland Fire Regimes. J.E. Keeley, C.J. Fotheringham and M. Morais. 1999. Science 284:1829-1832. Link to USGS news release on this research.
  • Reversal of Human-Induced Vegetation Changes in Sequoia National Park, California. D.G. Roy and J.L. Vankat 1999. Can. J. For. Res. 29: 399-412 Abstract
  • The Role of Climate Change in Interpreting Historical Variability. C.I. Millar and W.B. Woolfenden 1999. Ecological Applications Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 1207-1216
  • The National Park Service Wildland Fire Management Program. S.J. Botti. 1999. pp. 7-14. In: A. Gonzalez-Caban and P.N. Omi (tech. coord.). Proceedings of the Syposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: Bottom Lines. 1999 April 5-9, San Diego, CA. USDA Forest Service Pac. SW Research Station, PSW-GTR-173. 332 pp.
  • Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Pre-Euroamerican Fire at a Watershed Scale, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. A. Caprio (in press). In: Proceedings of the Conference on Fire Management: Emerging Policies and New Paradigms. Nov. 16-19, 1999, San Diego, CA. Abstract (Proceeding published 2004 - see reference under 2004)
  • Structural variability of a Sierra Nevadan forest analyzed in prelude to restoration by fire. Menning, K. M., J. J. Battles, T. M. Benning, and N. L. Stephenson. 1999. Abstracts, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, p. 107.
  • Variability in forest fire fuel loads across a montane valley with high variability in forest structure. Menning, K. M., T. L. Benning, J. J. Battles, and N. L. Stephenson. 1999. Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, p. 148.

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