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:

 

Hydrology


Stream flows and stream temperature form important controls on the distribution of aquatic species, and fire and climate change both have strong effects on processes governing them.  While changes caused by fire can be dramatic and acute, they commonly have a limited spatial scale and finite duration.  In contrast the effects of climate change are probabilistic in nature and somewhat more subtle, but the probabilities are increasing over time and effects may be coherent over scales of hundreds of miles.  In effect climate change is gradually resetting the context in which impacts to aquatic communities must be evaluated, and the interaction of the two will ultimately provide the most challenging situation for many aquatic communities.  Papers in this section will discuss processes affecting hydrologic and stream temperature changes and their relevance to aquatic ecosystems and decisions affecting them.

Section Lead: Charlie Luce, cluce [at] fs.fed.us, 208.373.4382

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