Principal findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate (FFS) study are all extracted from research published in theses, dissertations, proceedings, general technical reports, or in peer-reviewed journals. These findings are summarized in the tables below by site, discipline (ecosystem component), treatment type, and major theme.
Findings for All Publications
This table lists of all the publications from the FFS study and their findings. Click here to view this table.
Publications by Site and Discipline
This table groups technical articles into ecological components or disciplines by site, allowing easy comparison of responses within a discipline among sites and ecoregions. Ecological components or disciplines presented in this table are: Overstory vegetation, Understory vegetation, Fuels and fire behavior, Soils, Vertebrates, Invertebrates, Bark beetles, Pathology and fungi, Economics, Sociology, Multivariate, and Study Description. Click here to view this table.
Publications by Theme
This table groups technical articles into second-order or more applied themes of common interest. Themes in this table are: Fire vs. surrogate, Effect size, Effect of duration, Heterogeneity, Restoration, Species adaptation, Exotic plants, Tradeoffs, Regional, and Application. Click here to view this table.
Findings by Ecosystem Component and Discipline
This table presents short-term effects for ecosystem components that were initially targeted for fuel reduction treatments: vegetation (overstory and understory) and the fuel bed. Click here to view this table.
Findings by Site and Ecoregion
This table displays findings grouped by ecoregion. Click here to view this table.
Findings by Theme and Ecosystem Component
FFS treatments generally caused subtle and transient short-term effects as displayed in this table. These effects were markedly different depending on whether fire was applied.
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