Corey L Gucker
Technical Information Specialist
5775 Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59802
Contact Corey L Gucker
I synthesize available literature regarding species' responses to fire for the FEIS website. Writing FEIS reviews involves locating, summarizing, and integrating information about the biology and fire ecology of plant species for land managers. Among my literature products in FEIS are reviews for pitch pine (Pinus rigida) and broadleaf cattail (Typha latifolia).
My research is focused on disturbance ecology as it relates to the recovery of all plant life forms. Fire and nonnative species interactions have been my most recent focus.
This research is used by land managers. I hope that it supports improved postdisturbance management by providing information about the natural recovery of communities and native and nonnative species.
Why This Research is Important
In my early college years, I worked in a microbiology lab and studied the genetic diversity of soil bacteria collected from a 1 m� area of wetland in The Netherlands. This study was published: S. J. Bent, C. L. Gucker, Y. Oda, and L. J. Forney. Spatial Distribution of Rhodopseudomonas palustris Ecotypes on a Local Scale. Appl. Envir. Microbiol., Sep 2003; 69: 5192-5197.
- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, BS Biology/Botany, 2002
- University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, MS Rangeland Ecology, 2004
Publications & Products
- Gucker, Corey L.; Zouhar, Kris; Smith, Jane Kapler; Stone, Katharine R. 2012. Characteristics of information available on fire and invasive plants in the eastern United States.
- Jolly, W. Matt; Parsons, Russell; Varner, J. Morgan; Butler, Bret W.; Ryan, Kevin C.; Gucker, Corey L. 2012. Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests?.
- Gucker, Corey L.; Bunting, Stephen C. 2011. Canyon grassland vegetation changes following fire in northern Idaho.