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
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Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems


Author Profiles

Wayne Minshall 
Project Leader, Stream Ecology Center

Department of Biology
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-2236  


  • B.S. in Fisheries Management from Montana State University
  • Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Louisville

Research Interests

  • Aquatic benthic invertebrates, community dynamics, and stream ecosystem structure and function
  • Long-term effects of wildfires on stream ecosystems

Relevant Publications

1989. Wildfires and Yellowstone's stream ecosystems: a temporal perspective shows that aquatic recovery parallels forest succession. BioScience 39:707-715. (with J. T. Brock and J. D. Varley).

1990. Changes in wild trout habitat following forest fire. Pages 111 - 127, in: F. Richardson and R. H. Hamre eds. Wild Trout IV: proceedings of the symposium. U.S. Government Printing Office: 1990 774-173/25037. (G. W. Minshall, D. A. Andrews, J. T. Brock, C. T. Robinson, and D. E. Lawrence).

1995. Benthic community structure in two adjacent streams in Yellowstone National Park five years after the 1988 wildfires. Great Basin Naturalist 55:193-200. (G. W. Minshall, C. T. Robinson, T. V. Royer, and S. R. Rushforth).

1997. Postfire responses of lotic ecosystems in Yellowstone National Park, U. S. A. Canadian Journal Fisheries Aquatic Sciences 54:2509-2525. (G. W. Minshall, C. T. Robinson, and D. E. Lawrence)

1997.  Temperature patterns in small streams following wildfire. Arch.  Hydrobiol. 140:237-242.  (T. V. Royer and G. W. Minshall).   

1998.  Stream ecosystem responses to the 1988 wildfires.  Yellowstone Science 6(3):15-22.  (G. W. Minshall, C. T. Robinson, and T. V. Royer)

2001.  Response of the Cache Creek macroinvertebrates during the first 10 years following disturbance by the 1988 Yellowstone wildfires.  Canadian Journal Fisheries Aquatic Sciences 58:1077-1088.  (G. W. Minshall, T. V. Royer, and Christopher T. Robinson).

2001.  Water quality, substratum and biotic responses of five central Idaho (USA) streams during the first year following the Mortar Creek fire.  International Journal Wildland Fire 10:185-199.  (G. W. Minshall, J. T. Brock, D. A. Andrews, and C. T. Robinson).

2001.  Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in five central Idaho (USA) streams over a 10-year period following disturbance by wildfire.   International Journal Wildland Fire 10:201-213.  (G. W. Minshall, C. T. Robinson, D. E. Lawrence,  D. A. Andrews, and J. T. Brock)

Relevant Projects

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