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Fire ecology

Projects

Tree-ring based fire histories from Utah and Nevada reveal multi-century fire patterns for quaking aspen, mountain sagebrush and Great Basin bristlecone pine communities.
This project incorporates historical data collected at the Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest nearly 100 years ago to determine how plant communities have changed over that period of time.
Post-fire resiliency of plant communities in northern mixed-grass prairie and eastern sagebrush steppe depends largely on plant regeneration from aboveground and belowground buds. Canopy and stem regeneration occurs more quickly via the bud bank than via seedling recruitment. To better predict plant community responses to fire, we need an enhanced understanding of the immediate and long-term bud responses of key forb, grass, and shrub species to fire.  
High Soil Temperature Data Archive - From Prescribed Fires and Wildfires across the Western US.
Grand fir and western hemlock mortality and regeneration dynamics after wildfire and salvage.
Evaluating effects of climate change on whitebark pine trees.
Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest: 25-year fire and cutting effects on vegetation and fuels.
Fuel treatment impacts in ponderosa pine - Douglas-fir forests in the Northern Rockies.
The impact of fire on conifer defenses.
Mortality reconsidered: Testing and extending models of fire–induced tree mortality across the United States.

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