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Citation: Hunter, Molly E.; Omi, Philip N.; Martinson, Erik J.; Chong, Geneva W. 2006. Establishment of non-native plant species after wildfires: effects of fuel treatments, abiotic and biotic factors, and post-fire grass seeding treatments. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15(2):271-281.

Summary:

The authors examined the effects of pre- and post-fire management strategies on the establishment of non-native plant species after high severity wildfire. They further considered other biotic and abiotic factors that may also influence non-native species establishment post-fire.



Citation: Mast, J. N., and J. J. Wolf. 2006. Spatial patch patterns and altered forest structure in middle elevation versus upper ecotonal mixed-conifer forests, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, v. 236, no. 2-3, p. 241-250. 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.09.009.

Summary:

The authors analyzed the developmental spatial and structural patterns of mixed-conifer forest stands along an elevation gradient in response to altered disturbance regimes, specifically fire suppression.



Citation: Bigler, Christof; Kulakowski, Dominik; Veblen, Thomas T. 2005. Multiple disturbance interactions and drought influence fire severity in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests. Ecology 86(11):3018-3029.

Summary:

The authors studied the effects of past disturbances, specifically beetle outbreak and extreme drought, on the spatial variability of fire severity.



Citation: Finney, Mark A.; McHugh, Charles; Grenfell, I. 2005. Stand- and landscape-level effects of prescribed burning on two Arizona wildfires. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(7):1714-1722.

Summary:

The authors examined the effects of prescribed fires on subsequent fire behavior and fire severity one to nine years prior to the Rodeo-Chediski fire.



Citation: Cocke, Allison E.; Fulé, Peter Z.; Crouse, Joseph E. 2005. Forest change on a steep mountain gradient after extended fire exclusion: San Francisco Peaks, Arizona, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology 42(5):814-823.

Summary:

The authors compared current forest vegetation structure and composition across an elevational gradient to a dendrochronological reconstruction of vegetation from 1876 to understand the effects of forest management, specifically fire exclusion.



Citation: Heinlein, Thomas A.; Moore, Margaret M.; Fulé, Peter Z.; Covington, W. Wallace. 2005. Fire history and stand structure of two ponderosa pine-mixed conifer sites: San Francisco Peaks, Arizona, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire 14(3):307-320.

Summary:

The authors reconstructed the contemporary and historical fire regime of a ponderosa pine forest and a mixed-conifer forest to determine how fire exclusion may have affected the forests’ structure and composition on the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona.



Citation: Savage, Melissa; Mast, Joy Nystrom. 2005. How resilient are southwestern ponderosa pine forests after crown fires? Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(4):967-977.

Summary:

The authors looked at the regeneration of ponderosa pine forests after ten high-severity crown fires that occurred from 1948 to 1977.



Citation: Brown, Peter M.; Wu, Rosalind. 2005. Climate and disturbance forcing of episodic tree recruitment in a southwestern ponderosa pine landscape. Ecology 86(11):3030-3038.

Summary:

The authors used tree-ring chronologies to compare timing of historic ponderosa pine recruitment to tree-ring based climate reconstruction variables, including annual precipitation, PDSI, Southern Oscillation Index, and Niño3 sea surface temperature (SST) index, and also fire disturbance to understand how both climate and fire have influenced current forest stand structure.



Citation: Fulé, Peter Z.; Crouse, Joseph E. ; Cocke, Allison E.; Moore, Margaret M.; Covington, W. Wallace. 2004. Changes in canopy fuels and potential fire behavior 1880-2040: Grand Canyon, Arizona. Ecological Modelling 175(3):231-248.

Summary:

The authors reconstructed fuel and fire behavior variables across an elevation gradient in Grand Canyon forests to estimate the change in canopy fuels since 1880 and to project future canopy fuels and associated potential fire behavior into the near future (2040).



Citation: Mast, J. N., and J. J. Wolf. 2004. Ecotonal changes and altered tree spatial patterns in lower mixed-conifer forests, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA. Landscape Ecology, v. 19, no. 2, p. 167-180.

Summary:

The authors looked at species specific patch development, establishment, and the effects of climate and/or disturbance regimes, including fire suppression, within ecotones of mixed-conifer and ponderosa pine ecosystems.