Kristin L. Zouhar
Technical Information Specialist
5775 US West Highway 10
Contact Kristin L. Zouhar
I am an editor and writer for the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. I specialize in synthesizing information from the scientific literature on fire and nonnative invasive species for use by managers and the public.
Effects of road building on the establishment and spread of nonnative invasive species, and the impacts of invasive species on native communities.
Fire effects on nonnative invasive plants, and the effects of nonnative invasive plants on fuels, fire behavior, and fire regimes. Effects of fire and logging on nitrogen availability in ponderosa pine forest soils. Soil morphology and classification.
Why This Research is Important
Research on road impacts (including, but not limited to, affects on invasive plants) is important because management and policy discussions and decisions often include opening up roadless areas for resource extraction, and we need to know the true ecological costs of such actions.
- New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, B.S. Soil Science 1991
- New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, B.A. Psychology 1991
- University of Montana, Missoula, M.S. Resource Conservation 1997
Featured Publications & Products
- Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. 2008. Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants.
- Grace, James B.; Zouhar, Kristin. 2008. Chapter 7: Fire and nonnative invasive plants in the Central bioregion.
- Dibble, Alison C.; Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler. 2008. Chapter 5: Fire and nonnative invasive plants in the Northeast bioregion.
- Zouhar, Kristin; Smith, Jane Kapler; Sutherland, Steve. 2008. Chapter 2: Effects of fire on nonnative invasive plants and invasibility of wildland ecosystems.
- Smith, Jane Kapler; Zouhar, Kristin; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. 2008. Chapter 1: Fire and nonnative invasive plants-introduction.
- Smith, Jane Kapler; Fryer, Janet L.; Zouhar, Kristin. 2009. The Fire Effects Information System - serving managers since before the Yellowstone fires.
- Smith, Jane Kapler; Zouhar, Kristin L.; Fryer, Janet. 2009. Writing syntheses for managers: Lessons from the Rainbow Series and Fire Effects Information System.
- Zouhar, Kristin; Munger, Gregory T.; Smith, Jane Kapler. 2008. Chapter 12: Gaps in scientific knowledge about fire and nonnative invasive plants.
- Smith, Jane Kapler; Zouhar, Kristin; Sutherland, Steve; Brooks, Matthew L. 2008. Chapter 16: Fire and nonnative plants-summary and conclusions.
- Harrington, Michael G.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Arno, Stephen F.; McCaughey, Ward W.; Theroux, Leon J.; Carlson, Clinton E.; Zouhar, Kristin L.; DeLuca, Thomas H.; Bedunah, Donald J.; Ayers, Dayna M.; Beringer, Elizabeth A.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Bacon, Lynn; Benson, Robert E.; Smith, Jane Kapler; Floch, Rick. 1999. Effects of ecosystem-based management treatments.