Fire Ecology & Effects

Map of western US

Predicting severe fire potential across the US with the FIRESEV project

Webinar registration. Description: Burn severity is the ecological change resulting from wildland fires. Areas burned with high severity are of concern to land managers and others because postfire vegetation, soil, and other...

Journal article icon

Post-fire tree mortality predicted for thick-barked but not thin-barked conifers

View article. Approximately 75% of models tested had acceptable, excellent, or outstanding predictive ability. The models that performed poorly were primarily models predicting stem mortality of angiosperms or tree mortality of thin-barked...

Webinar, video, audio icon

Threatened and endangered species in shrub steppe

Webinar recording. Pygmy rabbits, greater sage grouse, songbirds, and Umtanum desert buckwheat…oh my! Learn how fire and land management can impact key threatened and endangered species and the top three things to...

Webinar, video, audio icon

Fire behavior and ecology of the shrub steppe

Webinar recording. Alison Dean, Central Oregon Fire Management Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and Marth Brabec, City of Boise, will provide an overview of historic and modern fire behavior in...

Mountain landscape

Mammals, birds, and prescribed fire in western forests

Description: Exploring pyrodiversity and biodiversity: effects of fire on bird and small mammal communities of the Southwest presented by Jamie Sanderlin, Research Vertebrate Ecologist Effects of fire on small mammal communities of the...

Spotted owl

Spotted owls and prescribed fire

Description: Quantification of wildfire severity in forests for northern spotted owls will be presented by Damon Lesmeister, Research Wildlife Biologist California spotted owl responses to fire and lessons for fire management will...

SW Fire Science Consortium Logo

Wildfire-driven forest conversion in western North American landscapes

Webinar registration. Description: Changing disturbance regimes and climate can overcome forest ecosystem resilience. Following high-severity fire, forest recovery may be compromised by lack of tree seed sources, warmer and drier postfire climate, or...

Synthesis/Technical Report icon

Forest and rangeland soils of the US under changing conditions: A comprehensive science synthesis

View synthesis. This open access book synthesizes leading-edge science and management information about forest and rangeland soils of the United States. It offers ways to better understand changing conditions and their impacts...

Synthesis/Technical Report icon

Effects of fire and restoration on habitats and populations of western hummingbirds: A literature review

View literature review. To inform future restoration efforts, we reviewed the known effects of fire and habitat management and restoration on hummingbirds in four key habitat types in North America. We examined...

Journal article icon

Disentangling the effects of multiple fires on spatially interspersed sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) communities

View article. Big sagebrush and scabland sagebrush communities responded uniquely to multiple fires, due to different fuel loadings, fire severities, succession and invasion dynamics. Big sagebrush experienced nearly complete shrub loss and...

Narrow your search

Can't find what you need?

Stay Connected