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Fish & Aquatic Ecology Unit

Recommended Readings

Fire and Aquatic Systems

A selection of relevant papers gathered on November 2004
Articles linked through DigiTop are accessible only on a USDA computer.

Overview
The Link between Aquatic Systems and Fire

Minshall, G.W., J.T. Brock, and J.D. Varley. 1989. Wildfires and Yellowstones Stream Ecosystems.
Bioscience 39:707-715.
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Reiman, B. and J. Clayton. 1997. Wildfire and Native Species: Issues of Forest Health and Conservation of Sensitive Species. Fisheries 11(2):6-13.
Get Article Through:

  • Through Regional AFS license (not all regions joined the group license);
  • Individual American Fisheries Society Membership;
  • Request CD Copy from RMRS Boise Lab
  • Request a copy from Brett Roper

Gresswell, R.E. 1999. Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems in Forested Biomes of North America. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:193-221.
Get Article:

  • Through Regional AFS license (not all regions joined the group license);
  • Individual American Fisheries Society Membership
  • Request a copy from Brett Roper

Vegetation and Fire: All places are not the same

Brown, T.W., J.K. Agee, and J. F. Franklin. 2004. Forest Restoration and Fire: Principles in the Context of Place.
Conservation Biology 18:903-912.
Get Article: Volume18: Issue 4 via DigiTop (pdf & html article available through this link)

Dwire, K.A. amd J. Boone Kauffman. 2003. Fire Ecosystems in Landscapes of the Western USA.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:61-74.
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Stream channels and Fire

Benda, L., D. Miller, P. Bigelow, and K. Andras. 2003. Effects of Post-wildfire Erosion on Channel Environments, Boise River, Idaho.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:105-119.
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Miller, D., C. Luce, and L. Benda. 2003. Time, Space, and Episodicity of Physical Disturbance in Streams.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:121-140.
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Aquatic Organisms and Fire

Minshall, G.W. 2003. Responses of Stream Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Fire.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:155-161.
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Philliod, D.S., R.B. Bury, E.J. Hyde, C.A Pearl, and P.S. Corn. 2003. Fire and Amphibians in North America.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:163-181.
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Bury, R.B. 2004. Wildfire, Fuel Reduction, and Herptofaunas Across Diverse Landscape Mosaics in Northwestern Forests.
Conservation Biology 18:968-975.
Get Article: Volume 18: Issue 4 via DigiTop (pdf & html article available through this link)

Reiman, B., D. Lee, G. Chandler, and D. Myers. 1995. Does Wildfire Threaten Extinction for Salmonids? Responses of Redband Trout and Bull Trout Following Recent Large Fires on the Boise National Forest. Pages 47-57 in the Proceeding of Fire Effect on Rare and Endangered Species and Habitat Conferences, Couer d’Alene ID.
Get Article: Request CD Copy from RMRS Boise Lab

Rieman, B., D. Lee, D. Burns, R. Gresswell, M. Young, R. Stowell, J. Rinne, and P. Howell. 2003. Status of Native Fishes in the Western United States and Issues for Fire and Fuels Management.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:197-211.
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Dunham, J.B., M.K. Young, R.E. Gresswell, and B.E. Rieman. 2003. Effect of Fire on Fish Populations: Landscape Perspectives on Persistence of Native Fishes and Nonnative Invasions.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:183-196.
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Fire, aquatic systems, and management options

Bisson, P.A., B.E. Rieman, C. Luce, P.F. Hessburg, D. C. Lee, J.L. Kershner, G.H. Reeves, and R.E. Gresswell. 2003. Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems of the Western USA: Current Knowledge and Key Questions.
Forest Ecology and Management 178:213-229.
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Dellasala, D.A., J.E. Williams, C.D. Williams, and J.F. Franklin. 2004. Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: A Synthesis of Fire Policy and Science.
Conservation Biology 18:976-986.
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Beschta, R.L., J.J. Rhodes, J.B. Kauffman, R.E. Gresswell, G.W. Minshall, J.R. Karr, D. A. Perry, F. R. Hauer, and C.A. Frissell. 2004. Post-fire Management on Forested Public Lands in the Western United States.
Conservation Biology 18:957-967.
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Beschta, R.L., C.A. Frissell, R.E. Gresswell, F. R. Hauer, J.R. Karr ,G.W. Minshall, D. A. Perry, and J.J. Rhodes. 1995. Wildfire and Salvage Logging: Recommendations for Ecologically Sound Post-Fire Salvage Logging and Other Post-fire Treatments on Federal Lands in the West. Pacific Rivers Council, Portland Oregon.
Find Article: http://www.pacrivers.org (last accessed December 2004) direct link

Karr, J.R.; J.J. Rhodes; G.W. Minshall; F.R. Hauer; R.L. Beschta; C.A. Frissell; D.A. Perry. 2004. The Effects of Postfire Salvage Logging on Aquatic Ecosystems in the American West.
BioScience 54:1029-1033(5)
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For more fire information or tangents visit the RMRS Boise Lab web page. If you want all the articles listed above in hard copy format, send your request to Brett Roper.
broper@ fs.fed.us (435) 755-3566




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Publish_date:11/15/97
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