USDA Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab - Rocky Mountain Research Station

 

 

Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front Street
Suite 401
Boise, ID  83702

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

 

The primary purpose of this web site is to ensure that land managers have access to the most current science findings and tools relevant to management of aquatic systems in fire prone landscapes. It's still in the process of being updated. Please contact Sharon (Parkes) Payne if you have any additional resources for this page, or any specific science questions you would like answered.

 

Back to AWAE Research Subject Area: Fire & Fuels


 

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Fire in an Aquatic Ecosystem

 

Fire Erosion


Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Links

Climate Change and Wildfires: Effects on Stream Temperatures and Thermal Habitat

One-Page Science Briefing Paper


Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Workshop

This link will bring you to the products and information developed from the Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Workshop held April 22-24, 2002 in Boise, ID.  Links on the following page will bring you to products including; papers, presentations, and abstracts from the workshop speakers, as well as biographies of the authors that participated in the workshop. 

 

R1/R4 Adaptive Fire Management Projects

This link will bring you to R1/R4 Adaptive Fire Management Projects that involve watershed, soils, and riparian processes.  Project information including description, contacts, and available technology transfer products are provided.  

 

Boise Lab Fire/Aquatic Projects

This link will bring you to the ongoing fire and aquatic projects at the Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab.

 

Fire and Aquatic Bibliography

This link will bring you to the “fire and aquatic ecosystems reference list” in pdf form.  The purpose of this bibliography is to aid managers and scientists in locating relevant science pertaining to the interactions of fire and riparian and aquatic processes, populations and habitats.  In addition to refereed journal articles, the list also contains many general technical reports (GTRs), unpublished reports, and grey literature.

 

R1/R4 Management Questions

This link will bring you to a list of questions that identifies the key aquatic questions that land managers have associated with fire and related forest health activities (e.g., thinning and salvage) so that we can use them to 1) link existing available science to specific questions, 2) show the linkage to the R1/R4 Adaptive Fire Management Projects to alert managers to developing science and expertise, and 3) provide the scientists with a list to help them determine research needs and priorities.

 

Fire Related Hotlinks

This link will bring you to a list of relevant fire web sites that contain up to date information, including publications from USFS and other agencies.

 

Special Issue on Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

This link will bring you to the index of Forest Ecology and Management journal. Go to Volume 178, issues 1-2, this is the special issue. Forest Service employees on a networked Forest Service computer can access the special issue.  Also, individuals with a subscription can access the issue. If you cannot access Forest and Ecology Management journal then the papers are available on our web site in the unofficial format.

 

Publications

 

River

Invasion by Nonnative Brook Trout in Panther Creek, Idaho: Roles of Local Habitat Quality, Biotic Resistance, and Connectivity to Source Habitats

 

Authors: Benjamin, Joseph R., Jason B. Dunham, Matthew R. Dare.

 

Full Publication


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Influences of Wildfire and Channel Reorganization on Spatial and Temporal Variation in Stream Temperature and the Distribution of Fish and Amphibians

 

Authors: Dunham, Jason B., Amanda E. Rosenberger, Charlie H. Luce, Bruce E. Rieman.

 

Full Publication


Fire Erosion
Effects of Wildfire and Subsequent Hydrologic Events on Fish Distribution and Abundance in Tributaries of North Fork John Day River

 

Authors: Howell, Phillip J.

 

Full Publication


Fire Erosion
Postfire Logging in Riparian Areas

 

Authors: Reeves, G.H., P.A. Bisson, B.E. Rieman, L.E. Benda.

 

Full Publication


Riparian Zone
Effects of Fire on Fish Populations: Landscape Perspectives on Persistence of Native Fishes and Non-Native Fish Invasions

 

Authors: Dunham, J.B., M.K. Young, R.E. Gresswell, and B.E. Rieman.

 

Full Publication


Fire Erosion
Modeling of the Interactions Between Forest Vegetation, Disturbances, and Sediment Yields

 

Authors: Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Tarboton, David G.; Pack, Robert T.; Luce, Charles H.

 

Full Publication


Forest Fire
A Sediment Transport Model for Incision of Gullies on Steep Topography

 

Authors: Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Tarboton, David G.; Pack, Robert T.; Luce, Charles H.

 

Full Publication


Fire Erosion
A Probabilistic Approach for Channel Initiation

 

Authors: Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Tarboton, David G.; Pack, Robert T.; Luce, Charles H.

 

Full Publication


Burned Trees
Reply to Comment by Jonathan J. Rhodes on "Modeling of the Interactions Between Forest Vegetation, Disturbances, and Sediment Yields

 

Authors: Luce, Charles H.; Tarboton, David G.; Istanbulluoglu, Erkan; Pack, Robert T.

 

Full Publication


Stream Channel
Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Pools in Mid-to-Late Successional Forest Stands of the Northwestern United States: Potential Impact of Fire

 

Authors: Page-Duroese, Deborah S., Martin F. Jurgensen.

 

Full Publication


Fire Erosion
Impact of Fire on Organic Matter Decomposition in Mineral Soil of Western North American Forests

 

Authors: Page-Duroese, Deborah S., Martin F. Jurgensen.

 

Full Publication


Stream Channel
Implications of Changing Fire Regimes for Aquatic Ecosystems

 

Authors: Rieman, B. J., Dunham, C. Luce, and A Rosenberger.

 

Full Publication


Fire Erosion
The Effects of Wildland Fire on Aquatic Ecosystems in the Western USA

 

Authors: Rieman, B.E., R.E. Gresswell, M.K. Young, C. Luce.

 

Full Publication


Trail Creek
Status of Native Fishes in Western United States and Issues for Fire and Fuels Management

 

Authors: Rieman, B.E., D. Lee, D. Burns, R. Gresswell, M. Young, R. Stowell, P. Howell.

 

Full Publication


Stream Channel
Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems of the Western USA: Current Knowledge and Key Questions

 

Authors: Bisson, P.A., B.E. Rieman, C. Luce, P.F. Hessburg, D.C. Lee, J.L. Kershner, G.H. Reeves, and R.E. Gresswell.

 

Full Publication


Female Spring Chinook
Does Wildland Fire Threaten Extinction for Salmonids: Responses of Redband Trout and Bull Trout Following Recent Large Fires on the Boise National Forest

 

Authors: Rieman, B.E., D.C. Lee, G. Chandler, and D. Myers.

 

Abstract | Full Publication


Trail Creek
Wild Fire and Native Fish: Issues of Forest Health and Conservation of Native Fishes

 

Authors: Rieman, B.E., and J. Clayton.

 

Abstract | Full Publication


Ponderosa Pine
Validation of Abundance Estimates from Mark-Recapture and Removal Techniques for Rainbow Trout Captured by Electrofishing in Small Streams

 

Authors: Rosenberger, A.E. and J.B. Dunham.

 

Full Publication


Fire exclusion and land use have resulted in the degradation of many riparian communities throughout the western USA. Photo by J.B. Kauffman
Fire and riparian ecosystems in landscapes of the western USA

 

Authors: Kathleen A. Dwire, J. Boone Kauffman

 

Full Publication

 

 

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