Effects of Fire and Fire Surrogates on North American Wildlife
Principal Investigator(s):
  • Patricia L. Kennedy
    Oregon State University
Completion Date: September 15, 2009

Cataloging Information

  • avian communities
  • FFS - Fire and Fire Surrogate Study
  • salvage logging
  • synthesis
  • wildlife
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 14985


The increasing prevalence of wildfire and recognition of fire (both wildland and prescribed burns) and fire surrogates as management tools reflects a need to understand wildlife response to these management actions. Although there have been several reviews on the effects of fire on vertebrates (e.g., Smith, J. K., ed. 2000. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on fauna. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 1; Kotliar, NB. Et. Al. 2002. Effects of fire and post-fire salvage logging on avain communities in conifer-dominated forests of the western United States. Studies in Avian Biology 25:49-64), a recent spate of published literature has greatly expanded our knowledge base. This information needs to be synthesized and interpreted in a manner that is useful for managers.