Findings

    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.

    All of the tables presented here were originally published in:

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    McIver, James D.; Erickson, Karen; Youngblood, Andrew P. 2012. Principal short-term findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate study. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-860. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 210 p.

    Findings for all Publications

    This table is a searchable list of all the publications from the FFS study and their findings.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Publications 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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    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.
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    Findings by Site and Ecoregion

    This table displays findings grouped by ecoregion.
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    Literature Cited

    This table is a searchable list of all the literature cited in the General Technical Report that contains all the above tables.
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