Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on soils and water
Document Type: Report
Editor(s): Daniel G. Neary; Kevin C. Ryan; Leonard F. DeBano
Contributor(s): Arthur Tiddemann; John Ninne; Gerald Jocoby; Malcolm J. Zwolinski; Kevin C. Ryan; Peter R. Robichaud; James J. Reardon; Daniel G. Neary; Johanna D. Landsberg; Jennifer D. Knoepp; Peter F. Ffolliott; William J. Elliot; Leonard F. DeBano; Matt D. Busse; James K. Brown; Jan L. Beyers
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • ecosystem
  • fire regime
  • fire severity
  • hydrologic cycle
  • hydrology
  • management plan
  • national focus
  • rehabilitation
  • soil
  • soil biology
  • soil chemistry
  • water
  • watershed
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Record Last Modified: October 8, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 826


This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on soils and water can assist land and fire managers with information on the physical, chemical, and biological effects of fire needed to successfully conduct ecosystem management, and effectively inform others about the role and impacts of wildland fire. Chapter topics include the soil resource, soil physical properties and fire, soil chemistry effects, soil biology responses, the hydrologic cycle and water resources, water quality, aquatic biology, fire effects on wetland and riparian systems, fire effects models, and watershed rehabilitation.

Online Link(s):
Neary, Daniel G.; Ryan, Kevin C.; DeBano, Leonard F. 2005. Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on soils and water. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-vol.4. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 250 p.