RMRS Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Science Program Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

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Fire & Aquatic Ecosystems
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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Syntheses and Topic:



Wildland fire has profound effects on transport of sediment and organic material from terrestrial to aquatic systems and then downstream.  Topics to be covered in this section include wildfire and the supply of sediment and wood to stream channels; sediment and wood routing; channel evolution; debris flow scaling and landslides; effects of fire severity on landslide occurrence; and sediment supply, routing and fundamental differences between management and wildfire.

Section Lead: John Buffington, jbuffington [at] fs.fed.us, 208.373.4384

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