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

Bruce E. Rieman
earch Fisheries Scientist

Rocky Mountain Research Station

322 E Front St., Suite 401

Boise, Idaho 83702  


  • B.S. Zoology, University of Idaho 1973 
  • M.S. Fisheries Management, University of Idaho 1976  
  • PhD Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences, University of Idaho 1987

Research Interests

  • Conservation biology of salmonids in the Intermountain Region
  • Developing tools and information useful for strategic guidance for the conservation, restoration and prioritization of watershed networks 
  • Metapopulation processes and the expression of life histories in spatially and temporally variable environments.

Relevant Publications

Bisson, P.A.; Rieman, B.E.; Luce, C.; Hessburg, P.F.; Lee, D.C.; Kershner, J.L.; Reeves, G.H.; Gresswell, R.E. 2003. Fire and aquatic ecosystems of the Western USA: current knowledge and key questions. Forest Ecology and Management. 178: 213-229.

Rieman, B. E., D. C. Lee, D. Chandler, and D. Myers. 1997. Does wildfire threaten extinction for salmonids? Responses of redband trout and bull trout following recent fires in the Boise River Basin, Idaho. Pages 45-57 In, J. Greenlee (editor). Proceedings of the Conference on Wildfire and Threatened and Endangered Species and Habitats, November 13-15, 1995, Coeur d'Alene Idaho. International Association of Wildland Fire, Fairfield, Washington. 

Rieman, B.E., D. C. Lee, and R. F. Thurow. 1997. Distribution, status, and likely future trends of bull trout within the Columbia River and Klamath basins. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17:1111-1125.

Thurow, R.F., Lee, D.C., and Rieman, B.E. 1997. Distribution and status of seven native salmonids in the Interior Columbia River Basin and Portions of the Klamath River and Great Basins. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17:1094-1110.

Rieman, B. E., and J. Clayton. 1997. Fire and fish: issues of forest health and conservation of native fishes. Fisheries.22(11):6-15.

Lee, D.C., Sedell, J. R., Rieman, B.E., Thurow, R.T., and Williams, J.E. 1998. Aquatic species and habitat in the Interior Columbia River Basin. Journal of Forestry 96(10): 16-21.

Rieman, B. E., Lee, D. C., Thurow, R. F., Hessburg P. F.1, and Sedell, J. R. 2000. Toward an integrated classification of ecosystems: defining opportunities for managing fish and forest health. Environmental Management 25(4):425-444. 

Rieman, B.E., Dunham, J.B., and Clayton, J. L. In Review. Emerging concepts for management of river ecosystems and challenges to applied integration of physical and biological sciences in the Pacific Northwest, USA. In New Paradigms in River and Estuary Management, Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Sun Valley Idaho, April 2001

Link to Rieman's Other Publications

Relevant Projects

  • Synthesis of knowledge on fire and fire related management in aquatic ecosystems
  • Defining effects of wildfire on stream ecosystems: Development of indicators and monitoring approaches


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