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



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

(208) 373-4340
(208) 373-4391 (FAX)

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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems


Author Profiles

R. Bruce Bury

Zoologist (Research)
USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
3200 NW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331


  • A.B., Biology, Humboldt State Univ.  1967

  • M.S., Life Sciences, Calif. State Univ. at Sacramento 1967

  • PhD., Zoology, University of California at Berkeley 1972

Research Interests

  • Ecology and Conservation of Stream Amphibians
  • Effects of Land Use on Pacific Northwest Herpetofauna
  • Biogeography and Natural History of Western Reptiles and Amphibians

Relevant Publications


Bury, R.B., H.W. Campbell, and N.J. Scott. 1980.  Role and importance of nongame wildlife.  Proc. No. Amer. Wildlife and Nat. Res. Conf.:197‑207.


Bury, R.B., K.L. Dodd, Jr., and G.M. Fellers.  1980.  Conservation of the Amphibia of the United States: A Review.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv., Res. Publ. 134.  34 pp.


Bury, R.B. 1988.  Habitat relationships and ecological  importance of amphibians and reptiles.  Pp. 66‑76. In Raedeke, K. (ed.).  Streamside Management: Riparian Wildlife and Forestry Interaction.  Univ. Washington, Inst. Forest Resources, Contrib. No. 59. 277 pp.


Bury, R. B., and P.S. Corn  1988.  Douglas‑fir forests in the Oregon and Washington Cascades: abundance of terrestrial herpetofauna related to stand age and moisture.  Pp. 11‑22 In Szaro, R.C. et al. (tech. coords.).  Management of Amphibians, Reptiles, & Small Mammals in North America. USDA GTR-RM166. 458 pp.


Corn, P.S., and R.B. Bury. 1989.  Logging in western Oregon: responses of headwater habitats and stream amphibians.  Forest Ecology and Management 29:1‑19. 

Bury, R.B., and P.S. Corn. 1991. Sampling methods for amphibians in streams in the Pacific Northwest.  USDA Forest Serv., Genl. Tech. Rept., PNW‑GTR-275.  29 pp.

Bury, R.B.  1994.  Vertebrates in the Pacific Northwest: species richness, endemism and dependency on old‑growth forests.  Pp 392‑404. In S.K. Majumdar, D.J. Brenner, J.E. Lovich, and J.F. Schalles (eds.). Biological Diversity: Problems and Challenges. Penna. Acad. Sci., Easton, Penna. 461 pp.


Olson, D.H., W.P. Leonard, and R.B. Bury (eds). 1997. Sampling Amphibians in Lentic Habitats: Methods and Approaches for the Pacific Northwest.  Northwest Fauna 4.  134 pp. 

Adams, M.J., D.E. Schindler, and R.B. Bury.  2001.  Association of pond amphibians with attenuation of utraviolet-b radiation in montane ponds. Oecologica 128:519-525.


Bury, R.B., D.J. Major, and D. Pilliod. 2002. Responses of amphibians to fire disturbance in Pacific Northwest forests: A review.  Pp. 34-42.  In Ford, W.M., K.R. Russell, C.E. Moorman (eds.). The role of fire in nongame wildlife management and community restoration: traditional uses and new directions. USDA, Genl. Tech. Report, NE-288.


Adams, M.J., and R.B. Bury. 2002. The endemic headwater stream amphibians of the American Northwest: association with environmental gradients in a large forest reserve.  Global Ecology and Biogeography 11:169-178.


Biek, R., L.S. Mills, and R.B. Bury.  2002. Terrestrial and stream amphibians across clearcut -forest interfaces in the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon.  Northwest Science 76:129-140.


Corn, P.S., R.B. Bury, and E. Hyde.  In Review.  Conservation of North American Stream Amphibians.  Pp. 00-00 In Semlitsch, R. (ed.).  Conservation Biology of Amphibians.  Smithsonian Inst. Press. 


Wahbe, T.R., F.L. Bunnell, and R.B. Bury.  In Review.  Philopatry and movements of tailed frogs (Ascaphus truei) in managed and old-growth forests in coastal British Columbia.  Canadian J. Zoology.


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