Fire Studies


Links to Fire Case Studies (FCS), Research Project Summaries (RPS), and Research Papers (PDF) are provided below. Use the "Country and Region" links or "edit/find" to search this page for fire studies on a plant or animal species, plant community, or location (state or province) of interest.

Plant Fire Studies

Country and Region
    (arranged geographically from north to south and west to east within regions)

United States:
Alaska Pacific Northwest California Southwest Great Basin
Northern and Central Rockies Northern Great Plains Great Lakes Northeast South-central US
Southern Appalachians Southeast      
Canada:
Western Cordillera Prairie Provinces Canadian Shield and Lowland Atlantic Region  
Other:
Mexico Scotland      
Study author(s) Focus species or plant community Fire study title
United States:
Alaska
Viereck and others 1979 (RPS) black spruce/feather moss-reindeer lichen (Picea mariana/Hylocomiaceae-Cladoina spp.) The effects of experimental fires in an Alaskan black spruce/feather moss community
Zasada and others 1987 (RPS) black spruce/feather moss-reindeer lichen (Picea mariana/Hylocomiaceae-Cladoina spp.) Forest floor and plant responses to experimental fires in an Alaskan black spruce/feather moss community
Pacific Northwest
HJ Andrews 1965-2006 (RPS) coast Douglas-fir-western hemlock (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii-Tsuga heterophylla) understory communities Plant succession following clearcutting and slash burning in the western Cascade Range, Oregon
Minore and others 1979 (FCS) big huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) Effects of fall burning on a big huckleberry shrubfield near Mount Adams, Washington
Woodard 1977 (FCS) Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) Prescribed crown fire study on Table Mountain, Washington
Woodard 1977 (FCS) dwarf bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Effects of a prescribed crown fire on dwarf bilberry on Table Mountain, Washington
Woodard 1977 (FCS) subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) Effects of a prescribed crown fire on Table Mountain, Washington, on subalpine fir
Martin 1982 (PDF) Pacific ponderosa pine/snowbrush ceanothus-antelope bitterbrush/western needlegrass (Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa/Ceanothus velutinus-Purshia tridentata/Achnatherum occidentale);
mixed-conifer/snowbrush ceanothus/long-stolon sedge (Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa-P. contorta var. contorta/Ceanothus velutinus/Carex inops subsp. inops)
Shrub control by burning before timber harvest (Pringle Falls Experimental Forest, Oregon)
California
Champlin 1982 (FCS) Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda) Prescribed fire effects on Sandberg bluegrass in a mountain big sagebrush community in Lava Beds National Monument, California
Weatherspoon 1985 (FCS) snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus) Effects of a preharvest burn in Lassen National Forest, California, on snowbrush ceanothus
Finney and Martin 1991 (FCS) redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Prescribed underburning in young-growth redwood forests
Hastings and DiTomaso 1996 (FCS) yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) Effects of prescribed burns in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, California, on yellow starthistle
Allen-Diaz and Bartolome 1992 (FCS) blue oak (Quercus douglasii) Blue oak seedling response to fire and grazing on the Hopland Field Station, California
Hansen 1986 (PDF) annual grassland
(Bromus hordeaceus-Hordeum depressum)
The effect of fire and fire frequency on grassland species composition in California's Tulare Basin
Moghaddas 2006 (PDF) Sierran mixed conifer
(Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa-P. lambertiana-Quercus kelloggii-Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii-Calocedrus decurrens-Abies concolor)
A fuel treatment reduces potential fire severity and increases suppression efficiency in a Sierran mixed conifer forest
Kauffman and Martin 1990 (RPS) Jeffrey pine-California black oak (Pinus jeffreyi-Quercus kelloggii) community Research Project Summary: Plant response to prescribed burning with varying season, weather, and fuel moisture in mixed-conifer forests of California
van Wagtendonk 1972 (RPS) Ponderosa pine-incense-cedar (Pinus ponderosa-Calocedrus decurrens) community Research Project Summary: Fire effects and a refined fire prescription after low-intensity spring fires in low-elevation mixed-conifer forests of Yosemite National Park, California
Parsons and Stohlgren 1989 (PDF) blue oak (Quercus douglasii) Effects of varying fire regimes on annual grasslands in the southern Sierra Nevada of California
Haggerty 1994 (PDF) blue oak (Quercus douglasii) woodland Damage and recovery in southern Sierra Nevada foothill oak woodland after a severe ground (surface) fire
Mutch and Parsons 1998 (PDF) Sierran mixed conifer
(Sequoiadendron giganteum-Pinus lambertiana-Abies magnifica-A. concolor-Calocedrus decurrens)
Mixed conifer forest mortality and establishment before and after prescribed fire in Sequoia National Park, California
Mutch and Parsons 1998 (FCS) white fir (Abies concolor) Effects of a prescribed burn at Tharp's Creek, Sequoia National Park, on white fir
Kilgore 1973 (FCS) Pacific ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa) Impact of prescribed burning on Pacific ponderosa pine in a sequoia-mixed conifer forest in Kings Canyon National Park, California
Kilgore 1973 (FCS) giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Impact of prescribed burning on a sequoia-mixed conifer forest Kings Canyon National Park, California
Narog and others 1991 (RPS) canyon live oak (Quercus chrysolepis) Research Project Summary: Prescribed fire effects on canyon live oak and invertebrates in a southern California forest
Martin and Lathrop 1982 (RPS) Ponderosa pine-Douglas-fir-incense-cedar (Pinus ponderosa-Pseudotsuga menziesii-Calocedrus decurrens) community Research Project Summary: Response of vegetation to prescribed burning in a Jeffrey pine-California black oak woodland and a deergrass meadow at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, California
Brooks 1999 (RPS) creosotebush-white bursage/brome-schismus (Larrea tridentata-Ambrosia dumosa/
Bromus-Schismus spp.
) community
Research Project Summary: Nonnative annual grass fuels and fire in California's Mojave Desert
Brown and Minnich 1986 (FCS) brittle bush (Encelia farinosa) Brittle bush response to fire in creosotebush scrub of the Sonora Desert, California
Southwest
Smith and others 1993 (FCS) common juniper (Juniperus communis) Common juniper effect on fire behavior in a quaking aspen community on Colorado's Front Range
Smith and others 1993 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Prescribed fire behavior and quaking aspen recovery on Colorado's Front Range
Smith and others 1993 (RPS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) community Research Project Summary: Vegetation changes following prescription fires in quaking aspen stands of Colorado's Front Range
Delafield 1997 (FCS) needle-and-thread grass (Hesperostipa comata) Needle-and-thread grass regeneration after prescribed fire in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado
Harrington 1985 (FCS) Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) Gambel oak recovery after prescribed burning in a Colorado Rocky Mountain ponderosa pine stand
Harrington 1987 (FCS) interior ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum) Interior ponderosa pine mortality from seasonal prescribed fires in southwestern Colorado
Zimmerman and others 1990 (FCS) Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) Prescribed fire for lodgepole pine dwarf-mistletoe control in Colorado
Vose and others 1991 (FCS) mutton grass (Poa fendleriana) Postfire regeneration of mutton grass on the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Arizona
Vose and others 1991 (FCS) mountain muhly (Muhlenbergia montana) Effects of prescribed fires on mountain muhly on the Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Arizona
Vose and White 1991 (FCS) bottlebrush squirreltail (Elymus elymoides) Bottlebrush squirreltail postfire response in a ponderosa pine forest of Arizona
Wienhold and Klemmedson 1992 (FCS) shrub live oak (Quercus turbinella) Effects of prescribed fire on the Battleflat Watershed, central Arizona, on shrub live oak<
Pase and Lindenmuth 1971 (FCS) desert ceanothus (Ceanothus greggii) Effects of prescribed fire on desert ceanothus in Arizona's oak-mountain mahogany chaparral
Cave 1982 (FCS) yellow paloverde (Cercidium microphyllum) Effects of prescribed fire on yellow paloverde on the Tonto National Forest, Arizona
Cave and others 1984 (FCS) triangle bursage (Ambrosia deltoidea) Effects of prescribed and wildfires on triangle bursage on the Tonto National Forest, Arizona
Harrington 1981 (FCS) Arizona pine (Pinus ponderosa var. arizonica) Fuel reduction in Arizona ponderosa pine in southeastern Arizona
Horton 1988 (RPS) Arizona pine (Pinus ponderosa var. arizonica)

Research Project Summary: Effects of understory fire on cavity-nesting birds in Arizona pine forests

Smith and others 1993 (RPS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) community Research Project Summary: Vegetation changes following prescription fires in quaking aspen stands of Colorado's Front Range
Bock and Bock 1987 (RPS) semidesert grassland, oak (Quercus arizonica, Quercus emoryi) savanna, and Madrean oak woodland communities Research Project Summary: Effects of prescribed fires in semidesert plant communities in southeastern Arizona
Bock and Bock 1987 (FCS) Arizona white oak (Quercus arizonica) Prescribed fire effects on Arizona white oak in Lyle Canyon, Arizona
Bock and Bock 1987 (FCS) Emory oak (Quercus emoryi) Prescribed fire effects on Emory oak in Lyle Canyon, Arizona
Bock and Bock 1987 (FCS) alligator juniper (Juniperus deppeana) Response of alligator juniper to burning in an Arizona shrub oak ecosystem
Bock and Bock 1987 (FCS) curlymesquite (Hilaria belangeri) Response of curlymesquite to burning in two Arizona desert ecosystems
Bock and Bock 1992 (FCS) plains lovegrass (Eragrostis intermedia) Plains lovegrass response to prescribed fire in an oak/grass woodland in the Huachuca Mountains, Arizona
McDaniel and others 1997 (FCS) broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae) Controlling broom snakeweed with fire in New Mexico
Great Basin
Youngblood and others 2006 (RPS) Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) and Pacific ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. ponderosa) communities Research Project Summary: Changes in stand structure and composition after thinning and burning in low-elevation, dry ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests of northeastern Oregon
Wrobleski 1999 (FCS) greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) Effects of prescribed fire on Wyoming big sagebrush communities: implications for ecological restoration of greater sage-grouse habitat in Oregon
Adams 1980 (FCS) bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) Prescribed burning for rangeland and wildlife habitat improvement on the Fort Rock Ranger District, central Oregon: effects on bluebunch wheatgrass
Sapsis 1990 (RPS) basin big sagebrush/Idaho fescue-bluebunch wheatgrass (Artemisia tridentata subsp. tridentata/Festuca idahoensis-Pseudoroegneria spicata) community Research Project Summary: Effects of fall and spring prescribed burning in sagebrush steppe in east-central Oregon
Sapsis 1990 (FCS) basin big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata subsp. tridentata) Spring and fall prescribed burning in basin big sagebrush in east-central Oregon. I.
Sapsis and Kauffman 1991 (FCS) basin big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata subsp. tridentata) Spring and fall prescribed burning in basin big sagebrush in east-central Oregon. II.
Sapsis 1990 (FCS) broom snakeweed (Gutierrezia sarothrae) Spring and fall prescribed burning of broom snakeweed in basin big sagebrush in east-central Oregon
Sapsis 1990 (FCS) western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) Spring and fall prescribed burning of western juniper in basin big sagebrush in east-central Oregon
Young 1986 (FCS) Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) Effects of prescribed burns on Canada thistle at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Young 1986 (FCS) hardstem bulrush (Schoenoplectus actus) Fire effects on hardstem bulrush on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
Champlin 1982 (FCS) Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda) Prescribed fire effects on Sandberg bluegrass in a mountain big sagebrush community in Lava Beds National Monument, California
Wright and Klemmedson 1965 (FCS) Sandberg bluegrass (Poa secunda) Response of Sandberg bluegrass from an Idaho big sagebrush community to a burn chamber experiment
Blaisdell 1953 (FCS) needle-and-thread grass (Hesperostipa comata) Effects of prescribed fire on needle-and-thread grass in a Idaho big sagebrush/bunchgrass community on the Snake River Plains
Blaisdell 1953 (FCS) bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata) Effects of a prescribed burn on an Idaho sagebrush/bunchgrass site on bluebunch wheatgrass
Clifton 1981 (FCS) Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata subsp. wyomingensis) Wyoming big sagebrush response to burning in a Wyoming big sagebrush/bluebunch wheatgrass habitat type in Idaho
Astroth and Frischknecht 1984 (FCS) Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) Burning for Utah juniper control on the Benmore Experimental Forest, Utah
Zschaechner 1985 (FCS) Utah serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis) Response of Utah serviceberry to severe prescribed fire in Nevada
Zschaechner 1985 (FCS) rubber rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) A preliminary study on the effects of severe fire on rubber rabbitbrush in Nevada
Brooks 1999 (RPS) creosotebush-white bursage/brome-schismus (Larrea tridentata-Ambrosia dumosa/
Bromus-Schismus spp.
) community
Research Project Summary: Nonnative annual grass fuels and fire in California's Mojave Desert
Brown and Minnich 1986 (FCS) brittle bush (Encelia farinosa) Brittle bush response to fire in creosotebush scrub of the Sonora Desert, California
Northern and Central Rockies
Armour and others 1984 (FCS) Columbia brome (Bromus vulgaris) Effects of low- and high-intensity understory burning on Columbia brome in Benewah County, Idaho
Armour and others 1984 (RPS) ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) community Research Project Summary: Understory recovery after low- and high-intensity fires in northern Idaho ponderosa pine forests
Leege 1979 (FCS) Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) Prescribed fire effects on Saskatoon serviceberry in a northern Idaho rangeland
Gucker and Bunting 2011 (RPS) bluebunch wheatgrass-Sandberg bluegrass-arrowleaf balsamroot (Pseudoroegneria spicata-Poa secunda- Balsamorhiza sagittata) habitat type Research Project Summary: Changes in grassland vegetation following fire in northern Idaho
Merrill and others 1980 (FCS) western yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Effects of a wildfire on western yarrow at White Cap Creek, Idaho
Lyon 1971 (FCS) bristly black currant (Ribes lacustre) Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, prescribed fire study: effects on bristly black currant
Lyon 1971 (FCS) pinegrass (Calamagrostis rubescens) Pinegrass development following prescribed burning of Douglas-fir in south-central Idaho
Lyon 1966 (PDF) Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) community Initial vegetal development following prescribed burning of Douglas-fir in south-central Idaho
Kurth and Benson 1995 (FCS) Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia) Effects of prescribed fire in Glacier National Park prairies on lodgepole pine
Noste and others 1989 (FCS) Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) Effect of fire severity and phenological stage on Saskatoon serviceberry on the Lolo National Forest, Montana
Noste 1982 (FCS) arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) Arrowleaf balsamroot response to spring and fall burning for wildlife habitat improvement in western Montana
Noste 1982 (FCS) orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) Orchardgrass response to spring and fall burning for wildlife habitat improvement in western Montana
Noste 1982 (FCS) snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus) Effects of the O'Keefe Creek wildlife habitat improvement burn, southwestern Montana, on snowbrush ceanothus
Keane and Arno 2001 (FCS) whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) Prescribed fire and silvicultural treatments to promote whitebark pine in western Montana
Shearer and others 1982 (FCS) grand fir (Abies grandis) Natural and artificial regeneration of grand fir after prescribed burning clearcuts on Newman Ridge, western Montana
Shearer and others 1982 (FCS) western larch (Larix occidentalis) Prescribed fire and wildfire in western larch forests on Miller Creek-Newman Ridge, Montana
Shearer and others 1989 (FCS) Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) Prescribed fire and wildfire in a western larch/Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir stand on Miller Creek-Newman Ridge, western Montana
Norum and others 1977 (FCS) Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca) Prescribed fire in a western larch/Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir stand on the Lubrecht Experimental Forest, western Montana
Metlen and others 2006 (RPS) ponderosa pine-Douglas-fir (Pinus ponderosa-Pseudotsuga menziesii) community Research Project Summary: Vegetation response to restoration treatments in ponderosa pine-Douglas-fir forests of western Montana
Miller 1977 (FCS) big huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) Underburning effects on big huckleberry in a Douglas-fir/big huckleberry community on the Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Montana
Norum and others 1989 (FCS) western larch (Larix occidentalis) Western larch/Douglas-fir prescribed fire on the Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Montana
Nimir and Payne 1978 (FCS) shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora floribunda) Prescribed burning of shrubby cinquefoil on mountain range of the Gallatin National Forest
Keown 1977 (FCS) shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora floribunda) Shrubby cinquefoil response to prescribed burning in light, flashy fuels of Blacktail Hills, Montana
Redfern 1984 (FCS) shrubby cinquefoil (Dasiphora floribunda) Prescribed burning of shrubby cinquefoil stands in the Little Belt Mountains, Montana
Noste 1982 (FCS) pinegrass (Calamagrostis rubescens) Pinegrass response to spring and fall burning for wildlife habitat improvement, west-central Montana
Bartos and others 1994 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Quaking aspen sprouting density and elk use after prescribed fire in Wyoming
Cook and others 1994 (FCS) bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata) Effects of prescribed fire on antelope bitterbrush in south-central Wyoming
Bartos and others 1994 (RPS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) community Research Project Summary: Vegetation recovery following a mixed-severity fire in quaking aspen groves of western Wyoming
Smith and others 1993 (FCS) common juniper (Juniperus communis) Common juniper effect on fire behavior in a quaking aspen community on Colorado's Front Range
Smith and others 1993 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Prescribed fire behavior and quaking aspen recovery on Colorado's Front Range
Smith and others 1993 (RPS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) community Research Project Summary: Vegetation changes following prescription fires in quaking aspen stands of Colorado's Front Range
Covington and others 1983 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Prescribed fire in an Arizona quaking aspen/bunchgrass type
Sackett and others 1996 (FCS) interior ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum) Natural interior ponderosa pine regeneration following prescribed fire in north-central Arizona
Northern Great Plains
Bock and Bock 1984 (FCS) interior ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa var. scopulorum) Effects of fall and spring fires on interior ponderosa pine on the pine-grassland ecotone of the southern Black Hills
Gartner 1975 (FCS) western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii) Prescribed burning on a ridge and meadow in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota: effects on western wheatgrass
Schripsema 1978 (FCS) western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii) Burning in bluestem and mixed-grass prairies in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota: effects on western wheatgrass
Easterly and Jenkins 1991 (FCS) buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides) Buffalo grass production after spring burning in Custer State Park, South Dakota
Whisenant and others 1990 (FCS) Japanese brome (Bromus japonicus) Prescribed Fire control of Japanese brome in Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Engle and Bultsma 1984 (FCS) green needlegrass (Nassella viridula) Effects of spring and summer fires on green needlegrass on the Samuel H. Ordway Memorial Prairie, north-central South Dakota
Gartner and Lindsey 1986 (FCS) needle-and-thread grass (Hesperostipa comata) Needle-and-thread grass response to spring burning in western South Dakota
White and Currie 1983 (FCS) silver sagebrush (Artemisia cana) Seasonal effects of prescribed burning in eastern Montana on silver sagebrush
Great Lakes
Perala and others 1995 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Quaking aspen productivity after harvest and repeat prescribed fire in Minnesota
Shubat 1983 (FCS) low sweet blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) Burn pruning of low sweet blueberry in Minnesota
Axelrod and Irving 1978 (FCS) American hazelnut (Corylus americana) Effects of repeated prescribed fires at Cedar Creek Natural History Area, Minnesota
Johnson 1974 (FCS) northern red oak (Quercus rubra) Effects of prescribed burning on northern red oak in Wisconsin
Bowles and others 2007 (PDF) bur oak-white oak/American hazelnut (Quercus macrocarpa-Q. alba/Corylus americana) Long-term changes in an oak forest’s woody understory and herb layer with repeated burning
Howe and others 2002 (RPS) central tallgrass prairie (Sorghastrum nutans-Panicum virgatum-Andropogon gerardii) Research Project Summary: Herbaceous responses to seasonal burning in experimental tallgrass prairie plots in Illinois and Wisconsin
Neumann and Dickmann 2001 (RPS) red pine-eastern white pine (Pinus resinosa-P. strobus) community Research Project Summary: Effects of surface fires in a mixed red and eastern white pine stand in Michigan
Glasgow and Matlack 2007 (RPS) mixed-deciduous forest (oaks (Quercus spp.), hickories (Carya spp.), and maples (Acer spp.)) Research Project Summary: Effects of experimental burning on understory plants in a temperate deciduous forest in Ohio
Northeast
Landis and others 2005 (FCS) pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and bear oak (Quercus ilicifolia) Pitch pine recruitment following crown fire in pine barrens of Long Island, New York
Dunwiddie 1998 (RPS) little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) grassland and heathland (Ericaceae) communities Research Project Summary: Vegetation change in grasslands and heathlands following multiple spring, summer, and fall prescription fires in Massachusetts
Burgason 1976 (RPS) hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) and speckled alder (Alnus incana subsp. rugosa) shrublands Research Project Summary: Use of prescribed fire to manage hawthorn and speckled alder in a Pennsylvania floodplain
Flores 2003 (RPS) saltgrass-smooth cordgrass (Distichlis spicata-Spartina alterniflora) community Research Project Summary: Vegetative response to fire exclusion and prescribed fire rotation on two Maryland salt marshes
South-central US
Ortmann 1995 (FCS) eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) Prescribed fire to control eastern redcedar on Nebraska rangeland
Ewing and Engle 1988 (FCS) big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii var. gerardii) Effects of different fuel loads on big bluestem in an Oklahoma prescribed fire
Probasco and Bjugstad 1977 (FCS) tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) Tall fescue response to prescribed fire on the Mark Twain National Forest, Missouri
Ewing and Engle 1988 (FCS) little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) Effects of late summer fire in a tallgrass Oklahoma prairie on little bluestem
Wink and Wright 1973 (FCS) Ashe juniper (Juniperus ashei) Effects of fire on Ashe juniper in northern Texas
Steuter and others 1983 (FCS) Pinchot juniper (Juniperus pinchotii) Fire-induced mortality of Pinchot juniper in northwestern Texas
Ansley and others 1998 (FCS) honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa ) Impacts of herbaceous fuel, weather, and fire temperature on honey mesquite in north-central Texas
Heirman and Wright 1973 (RPS) tobosa (Pleuraphis mutica) and buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides) Research Project Summary: Effects of a spring prescribed fire and chaining on tobosa and buffalo grass in Lynn County, Texas
Wink and Wright 1973 (FCS) vine-mesquite (Panicum obtusum) Effects of fire on vine-mesquite in a northern Texas mixed-grass community
Ansley and others 2008 (PDF) honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) Mesquite, tobosagrass, and common broomweed responses to fire season and intensity (central Texas)
Hutcheson and others 1989 (RPS) plateau oak-post oak (Quercus fusiformis-Q. stellata) savanna Research Project Summary: Response of herbaceous vegetation to winter burning in Texas oak savanna
White 1969 (FCS) Texas persimmon (Diospyros persimmon) Fire temperatures and the effect of burning on Texas persimmon on the Welder Wildlife Refuge, south Texas
White 1969 (FCS) Berlandier wolfberry (Lycium berlandieri) Fire temperatures and the effect of burning on Berlandier wolfberry on the Welder Wildlife Refuge, south Texas
Martin 1982 (PDF) groundsel-tree (Baccharis halimifolia) and Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) Effects if prescribed fire in the coastal prairies of Texas
Southern Appalachians
Wendel and Smith 1986 (PDF) chestnut oak-hickory (Quercus prinus-Carya spp.) community Effects of a prescribed fire in a central Appalachian oak-hickory stand (West Virginia)
Welch and others 2000 (RPS) Table mountain pine-pitch pine (Pinus pungens-Pinus rigida) community Research Project Summary: Early postfire response of southern Appalachian Table Mountain-pitch pine stands to prescribed fires in North Carolina and Virginia
Elliott and others 1999 (RPS) red maple-hickory (Acer rubrum-Carya spp.) community Research Project Summary: Early postfire effects of a prescribed fire in the southern Appalachians of North Carolina
Waldrop and others 1999 (RPS) Table mountain pine-pitch pine (Pinus pungens-Pinus rigida) community Research Project Summary: Early postfire response of Georgian Table Mountain pine stands burned under prescription at varying intensities
Southeast
Wade and Ward 1973 (FCS) pond pine (Pinus serotina) Effects of a pocosin wildfire in Dare County, North Carolina, on pond pine
Brender and Cooper 1968 (FCS) loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) Hardwood control for loblolly pine seedbed preparation in Georgia
Lippincott 2000 (FCS) longleaf pine/cogon grass (Pinus palustris/Imperata cylindrica) Imperata cylindrica in a Florida sandhill longleaf pine community
Canada:
Western Cordillera
Vihnanek and Ballard 1988 (FCS) salal (Gaultheria shallon) Effects of slash burning on salal on eastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Thomson 1988 (FCS) Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia) Prescribed fire effects on Saskatoon serviceberry in a British Columbia rangeland
Lafferty 1972 (FCS) salal (Gaultheria shallon) Salal response to clearcutting and spring or fall burning in a Douglas-fir-western redcedar-western hemlock forest, western British Columbia
Lafferty 1972 (FCS) dwarf Oregon-grape (Mahonia nervosa) Dwarf Oregon-grape response to clearcutting and spring or fall burning in a Douglas-fir-western redcedar-western hemlock forest, western British Columbia
Feller 1988 (FCS) Alaska-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) Fuel properties and slash-burning-induced nutrient losses in a western hemlock forest in British Columbia
Hamilton and Peterson 2003 (RPS) subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) community Research Project Summary: Revegetation in a subalpine forest after logging and fire in central British Columbia
Hamilton 2006a (PDF) subalpine fir-hybrid spruce (Abies lasiocarpa-Picea glauca P. engelmannii) community Vegetation development and fire effects at the Walker Creek site: comparison of forest floor and mineral soil plots (British Columbia study)
Hamilton 2006b (PDF) hybrid spruce (Picea glauca P. engelmannii) community Fire effects and post-burn vegetation development in the sub-boreal spruce zone: Mackenzie (Windy Point) Site (British Columbia study)
Alexander and others 1991 (PDF) black spruce/Easter snow lichen (Picea mariana-Stereocaulon paschale) woodland Fire behavior in black spruce-lichen woodland: the Porter Lake project (Northwest Territories study)
Prairie Provinces
Gerling and others 1995 (FCS) plains rough fescue (Festuca hallii) Alberta plains rough fescue prescribed fire study
Johnston and Woodard 1985 (FCS) red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Effects of prescribed fire on red raspberry on Elk Island, Alberta
Quintilio and others 1991 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Overstory mortality of quaking aspen after repeat spring prescribed fire in central Alberta
Quintilio and others 1991 (RPS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) community Research Project Summary: Understory recovery after burning and reburning quaking aspen stands in central Alberta
Bailey and Anderson 1980 (FCS) quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) Prescribed fire temperatures and effects in a central Alberta quaking aspen forest
Archibold and others 2003 (RPS) plains rough fescue (Festuca hallii) community Research Project Summary: Seasonal fire effects in a Saskatchewan plains rough fescue prairie
Chrosciewicz 1988 (FCS) jack pine (Pinus banksiana) Jack pine regeneration after prescribed fire in a seed-tree system in central Saskatchewan
Canadian Shield and Lowland
Chrosciewicz 1976 (RPS) black spruce (Picea mariana) Research Project Summary: Black spruce experimental fires on lowland sites in Manitoba
Ball 1984 (RPS) cattail (Typha spp.) community Research Project Summary: Winter fire in a marshland in St Clair National Wildlife Area, Ontario
Van Wagner 1963 (RPS) red pine-eastern white pine (Pinus resinosa-P. strobus) community Research Project Summary: Prescribed burning experiments in red and eastern white pine forests of eastern Ontario
Smith and James 1978 (FCS) tussock sedge (Carex stricta) Effect of prescribed burning on tussock sedge in quaking aspen woodlands in southern Ontario
Atlantic Region
No Fire Studies at this time  
Other:
Mexico
Ibarra-F. and others 1996 (RPS) buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) Research Project Summary: Effects of June fires in shrubland converted to buffelgrass pasture in Sonora, Mexico
Martin-R. and others 1999 (RPS) buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) Research Project Summary: Effects of summer prescribed fires on buffelgrass and spittlebug in Sonora, Mexico
Scotland
Hobbs and Gimingham 1984 (FCS) heather (Calluna vulgaris) Heather response after moderate to severe fires on Scottish heathland
Animal Fire Studies     (arranged geographically from north to south)
Study author(s) Focus species and habitat Fire study title
Ball 1984 (RPS) mallard (Anas platyrhynchos);
cattail (Typha spp.) habitat
Research Project Summary: Winter fire in a marshland in St Clair National Wildlife Area, Ontario
Bock and Bock 1981 (FCS) American bison (Bos bison);
ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) habitat
Improving bison forage with fall prescribed fire in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
Wrobleski 1999 (FCS) greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus);
Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata subsp. wyomingensis) habitat
Effects of prescribed fire on Wyoming big sagebrush communities: implications for ecological restoration of greater sage-grouse habitat in Oregon
Horton 1988 (RPS) various cavity-nesting birds;
Arizona pine (Pinus ponderosa var. arizonica) habitat
Research Project Summary: Effects of understory fire on cavity-nesting birds in Arizona pine forests
Grace and others 2005 (PDF) sedge wren (Cistothorus platensis), several rail (Rallidae) species, and several sparrow (Emberizidae) species;
gulf cordgrass-saltmeadow cordgrass (Spartina spartinae-S. patens) and saltgrass (Distichlis spicata) habitat
Effects of prescribed fire in the coastal prairies of Texas
Martin-R. and others 1999 (RPS) spittlebug (Aeneolamia albofasciata);
buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) pasture
Research Project Summary: Effects of summer prescribed fires on buffelgrass and spittlebug in Sonora, Mexico
Management Project Summaries
Study author(s) Focus species Management project title
Caribbean Fire Invasives Learning Network 2011 (MPS) Bambusa vulgaris (common bamboo), Leucaena leucocephala (white leadtree), Melinis repens (Natal grass) Management Project Summary: Fire effects on three subtropical invasive plants in Florida and the Caribbean—Natal grass, common bamboo, and white leadtree
Reemts 2012 (MPS) post oak-Ashe juniper (Quercus stellata-Juniperus ashei) woodland community;
bastard oak (Quercus sinuata var. breviloba)-Ashe juniper woodland or shrubland communities
Management Project Summary: Response of woody species to crown fires in oak-juniper woodlands (Texas)

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