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

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Syntheses and Topic:


Riparian Systems

This set of review papers will summarize existing knowledge regarding the influence of wildfire on riparian characteristics and functions over time, including fire history of riparian forests and post-fire response of native and invasive species.  We will focus on riparian conditions that are critical for aquatic habitat and reflect post-fire hydrologic, geomorphic and ecological processes.  Since fire-related management of aquatic resources frequently involves treatment of riparian areas, we will also address current management challenges, including restoration, fuel reduction, and invasive species control in dynamic streamside environments.

Section Lead: Kate Dwire, kadwire [at] fs.fed.us, 970.498.1016

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