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Title

Effects of fire suppression and postfire management activities on plant invasions [Chapter 14]
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Matthew L. Brooks
Editor(s): Kristin L. Zouhar; Jane Kapler Smith; Steve Sutherland; Matthew L. Brooks
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • histories
  • invasive species
  • post fire recovery
  • suppression
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: November 21, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 47775
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23768
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-42 v.6
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text (p.265) ... 'This chapter explains how various fire suppression and postfire management activities can increase or decrease the potential for plant invasions following fire. A conceptual model is used to summarize the basic processes associated with plant invasions and show how specific fire management activities can be designed to minimize the potential for invasion. The recommendations provided are focused specifically on invasive plant management, although other considerations can take precedence under certain situations. Every fire presents a unique combination of site history and management goals, and the approaches adopted for management always involve tradeoffs between alternative combinations of management actions. The information in this chapter is designed to help land managers make more informed decisions on integrating invasive plant management into fire suppression and postfire management operations.'

Citation:
Brooks, M. L. 2008. Effects of fire suppression and postfire management activities on plant invasions [Chapter 14], in K Zouhar, JK Smith, S Sutherland, and ML Brooks eds., Wildland fire in ecosystems: fire and nonnative invasive plants. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-volume 6, p. 269-279.