Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora
Document Type: Report
Editor(s): James K. Brown; Jane Kapler Smith
Contributor(s): Michael G. Harrington; Kevin C. Ryan; William A. Patterson III; Ruth C. Wilson; Dale D. Wade; Stephen S. Sackett; Timothy E. Paysen; Marcia G. Narog; Ronald L. Myers; Melanie Miller; Greg A. Hoch; Brad C. Hawkes; Sally M. Haase; Gerald J. Gottfried; James B. Grace; Luc C. Duchesne; James K. Brown; Patrick H. Brose; Brent L. Brock; Stephen F. Arno; R. James Ansley
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • bibliographies
  • bogs
  • bottomland hardwoods
  • Canada
  • Carya spp.
  • catastrophic fires
  • conifers
  • decay
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire regime
  • fire severity
  • flatwoods
  • fuel accumulation
  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • habitat
  • introduced species
  • landscape ecology
  • marshes
  • marshlands
  • mortality
  • Oregon
  • phenology
  • Picea abies
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus clausa
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus echinata
  • Pinus elliottii
  • Pinus jeffreyi
  • Pinus palustris
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pinus pungens
  • Pinus taeda
  • plant communities
  • plant response
  • post-fire recovery
  • prairies
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Quercus spp.
  • Quercus virginiana
  • regeneration
  • savannas
  • seedlings
  • Sequoia sempervirens
  • shrublands
  • species diversity (plants)
  • succession
  • surface fires
  • Taxodium ascendens
  • tundra
  • understory vegetation
  • vegetation
  • wetlands
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Record Last Modified: October 8, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 1287
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12516
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-42 vol. 2
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on flora and fuels can assist land managers with ecosystem and fire management planning and in their efforts to inform others about the ecological role of fire. Chapter topics include fire regime classification, autecological effects of fire, fire regime characteristics and postfire plant community developments in ecosystems throughout the United States and Canada, global climate change, ecological principles of fire regimes, and practical considerations for managing fire in an ecosytem context.

Online Link(s):
Brown, James K.; Smith, Jane Kapler, eds. 2000. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 257 p.