Fire Compendium 1983 to 2009
The Natural Areas Association Fire Compendium compiles articles from the Natural Areas Journal from 1983 to 2009 that address some aspect of fire ecology or fire management. Some papers specifically focus on the effects of fire on a particular ecosystem or species, while in others fire is mentioned as a disturbance or process affecting an area.
The challenges that natural area managers face, including smoke management, public involvement, exotics and visitor management, and the re-introduction of fire to areas with a long exclusion of fire (just to name a few), tend to not be region specific, but are similar throughout North America. The biggest value of a collection of articles dealing with fire ecology and management is that it allows easy access to information that while seemingly unrelated, may actually be useful to others for the insight it provides. The challenges and solutions of a small, private preserve manager in the Southeast may be germane and useful to the manager of a large publicly owned western landscape.
The Compendium should benefit a wide variety of natural areas managers, scientists and students. While the majority of the articles are from the United States, work from Ontario and British Columbia, as well as Argentina is included. Within the U.S. most regions are represented with papers from the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Great Plains, Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast. Ecosystems as diverse as the Everglades, tallgrass prairie, and coastal temperate forests of British Columbia are represented.
Managed areas both large and small are included ranging from large national parks (Everglades and Sequoia), to state and provincial parks, to Research Natural Areas, and privately managed preserves and research stations. Of interest to managers are articles on monitoring, restoration, visitor management, exotics and herbicide use. At the species level the Compendium includes research on endemic plants, lichens, Neotropical birds, herbivores, carnivores, reptiles, amphibians, and insects.
Special thanks to project manager Jody Shimp of the Natural Areas Association Technology Committee and to the Instructional Support Services Department of Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Articles are arranged in chronological order by publication date.
Click to read the full articleVegetative Effects and Management Implications of a Fall Prescribed Burn on an Illinois PrairieEffects of Fire on Different Size Individuals of Schinus terebinthifliusTree-Ring Analysis of Fire History of a Post Oak Savanna in The Missouri OzarksTwenty Years of Vegetational Change on a Southern Illinois BarrenDirect Mortality and Reappearance of Small Mammals in an Illinois Grassland After a Prescribed BurnExperimental Control of Garlic Mustard [Alliaria petiolata (Bieb) Cavara & Grande] in Northern Illinois Using Fire, Herbicide, and CuttingFire Temperature Monitoring During Experimental Burns at Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreBreeding Bird Communities of Midwestern Prairie Fragments: The Effects of Prescribed and Habitat-areaEffects of Fire Frequency on Tree Canopy Cover at Allison Savanna, Eastcentral Minnesota, USAManaging Liability Exposures Associated with Prescribed FiresThe Short-Term Effect of Fire on Lupinus perennisElk Survival Following the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: A Simulation ExperimentEffects of a Low-Intensity Winter Fire on Long-Unburned Florida Sand Pine ScrubEffects of a Prescribed Fire on Degraded Forest VegetationThe Historical Occurrence of Fire in the Central Hardwoods, with Emphasis on Southcentral IndianaTemporal Changes in Vegetation Composition and Structure in a Fire- Managed Prairie FenFire Effects on Four Growth Stages of Smooth Brome (Bromus inermis Leyss.)Methods of Breaking Seed Dormancy in the Endangered Species Iliamna corei (Sherff), Sherff (Malvaceae), with Special Attention to HeatingEcological Survey and Interpretation of the Willamette Floodplain Research Natural Area, W.L Finley National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon, USAResponses of Prairie Insects and Other Arthropods to Prescription BurnsEffects of Wet- and Dry-Season Fires on Jacquemontia curtisii, a South Florida Pine Forest EndemicMovement Patterns and Population Characteristics of the Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) at Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreEffects of Drainage,Fire Exclusion, and Time-Since-Fire on Endemic Cutthroat Grass Communities in Central FloridaRestoration of Florida Pine Savanna: Flowering Response of Lilium catesbaei to Fire and Roller-ChoppingDisturbance History of Two Natural Areas in Wisconsin: Implications for ManagementPlant Community Responses to Prescribed Burning in Wisconsin Sedge MeadowsA Common Species at the Edge of Its Range: Conservation of Bear Oak (Quercus ilicifolia) and Its Low Elevation Rocky Summit Community in North Carolina (USA)Endemic Forest Disturbances and Stand Structure of Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) in the Upper Pine Creek Research Natural Area, South Dakota, USAHistorical Surface Fire Frequency in Ponderosa Pine Stands in Research Natural Areas, Central Rocky Mountains and Black Hills, USAEffects of Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv. (Cogongrass) Invasion on Fire Regime in Florida Sandhill (USA)Repeated Prescribed Burning at Dinsmore Woods State Nature Preserve (Kentucky, USA): Responses of the Understory CommunityAn Evaluation of Oak Woodland Management in Northeastern Illinois, USAPopulation Maintenance of Pinus pungens Lam. (Table Mountain Pine) After a Century Without FireAssessing the Impacts of Deer Browsing, Prescribed Burns, Visitor Use, and Trails on an Oak-Pine Forest: Pinery Provincial Park,Ontario, CanadaDisturbance and Scale Effects on Southern Old- Growth Forests (USA): The Sand Pine ExampleEffects of Prescribed Surface Fires On Ground- and Shrub- Nesting Neotropical Migratory Birds in a Mature Indiana Oak Forest, USAEffects of Prescribed Fire on Prairie Arthropods: An Enclosure StudyEffects of Prescribed Fire on Soil Invertebrates in Upland Forests on the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky, USAResponse of Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia Drury) to Spring Burning in an Eastern Nebraska Tallgrass Prairie, USAMonitoring Fire Effects for Managed Burns and Wildfires: Coming to Terms with PseudoreplicationCharacteristics of Dry Site Old-Growth Ponderosa Pine in the Bull Mountains of Montana, USAUsing Imazapic and Prescribed Fire to Enhance Native Warm-Season Grasslands in Kentucky, USAResponse of Understory Vegetation and Tree Regeneration to a Single Prescribed Fire in Oak-Pine ForestsResponse of Understory Vegetation and Tree Regeneration to a Single Prescribed Fire in Oak-Pine ForestsSpring Burning and Grassland Area: Effects on Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii [Audubon]) and Dickcissel (Spiza americana [Gmelin]) in Eastern Kansas, USARelationships between Fire Frequency and Vegetation Type in Pine Flatwoods of East-Central Florida, USAEffects of Fire and Treatments that Mimic Fire on the Florida Endemic Scrub Buckwheat (Eriogonum longifolium Nutt. var. gnaphalifolium Gand.)Soil Temperature and Moisture Fluctuations During and After Prescribed Fire in Mixed-Oak Forests, USAGrowth and Recovery of Oak-Saw Palmetto Scrub through Ten Years After FireImportance of In Situ Survival, Recolonization, and Habitat Gaps in the Postfire Recovery of Fire-Sensitive Prairie Insect SpeciesFire Frequency Effects on Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris P. Mi Iler) Vegetation in South Carolina and Northeast Florida, USAPreliminary Response of Herbaceous Plants to Biennial Burning Cycles Applied at Different Dates During the Growing SeasonVegetation of Frequently Burned Old-Growth Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) Savannas on Choccolocco Mountain, Alabama, USAMonitoring Postfire Tree Mortality in Mixed-Conifer Forests of Crater Lake, Oregon, USAVegetation Recovery and Stand Structure Following a Prescribed Stand-Replacement Burn in Sand Pine ScrubExtinction, Colonization, and Persistence of Rare Vascular Flora in the Longleaf Pine Wiregrass Ecosystem: Responses to Fire Frequency and Population SizeEffects of Burning on Snakes in Kansas, USA, Tallgrass PrairieUnderstory Restoration in Longleaf Pine SandhillsPlant Community Variability in Ponderosa Pine Forest Has Implications for Reference ConditionsPersistence and Prolonged Winter Dormancy of the Federally Endangered Schwalbea americana L. (Scrophulariaceae) Following Experimental Management TechniquesRemnant Old-Growth Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) Savannas and Forests of the Southeastern USA: Status and ThreatsDo Prescribed Fires in South Florida Reduce Habitat Quality for Native Carnivores?Initial Vegetation Response to Prescribed Fire in Some Oak-Hickory Forests of the South Carolina PiedmontInfluence of Historic Upland Silviculture on the Composition of Ravine Forests along the Apalachicola River, Florida, USAFire History of a Barrier Island Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii) SavannaForum: NATURAL FIRE REGIMES IN SOUTHERN FLORIDAForum: FIRE REGIMES AND LARGE TERRESTRIAL CARNIVORES IN SOUTH FLORIDAEffects of Fire Intensity on Vital Rates of an Endemic Herb of the Florida Keys, USAChanges in Presettlement Forest Composition for Five Areas in the Central Hardwood Forest, 1784-1990Response of Willow (Salix caroliniana Michx.) in a Floodplain Marsh to a Growing Season Prescribed FireThe Seed Ecology of Iliamna longisepala (Torr.) Wiggins, an East Cascade EndemicBurning Trends and Potential Negative Effects of Suppressing Wetland Fires on Flatwoods SalamandersChanges in Woodland Cover on Prairie Refuges in North Dakota, USAChanges in Woody Plant Structure in Fire-disturbed Calden Forest of the Parque Luro Reserve, ArgentinaTesting the Efficacy of Species Richness and Floristic Quality Assessment of Quality, Temporal Change, and Fire Effects in Tallgrass Prairie Natural AreasHistorical Changes in White Pine (Pinus strobus L.) Density in Algonquin Park, Ontario, During the 19th CenturyControlling Speckled Alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa) Invasion in a Wetland Reserve of Southern QuebecClassification of Green Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia oreophila (Kearney) Wherry) Communities in the Little River Canyon National Preserve, AlabamaFloristic Quality as an Indicator of Native Species Diversity in Managed GrasslandsDynamics of a Managed Oak Woodland in Northeastern IllinoisLong-Term Population Changes of a Fire-Adapted Plant Subjected to Different Fire SeasonsSeed Germination Strategies of Species With Restoration Potential in a Fire-Maintained Pine SavannaForest Succession in an Oak-Hickory Dominated Stand During a 40-Year Period at the Ross Biological Reserve, IndianaDecoupling Natural and Anthropogenic Fire Regimes: a Case Study in Everglades National Park, FloridaAspen in the Sierra Nevada: Regional Conservation of a Continental SpeciesEffects of Prescribed Fire and Thinning on the Spatial Heterogeneity of the Seed Bank in a Mixed Oak ForestEffects of Reintroduction of Fire into Fire Suppressed Coastal Scrub and Longleaf Pine Communities Along the Lower Gulf Coastal PlainForest Fires and Old-Growth Forest Abundance in Wet, Cold, Engelmann Spruce – Subalpine Fir Forests of British Columbia, CanadaRestoring Native Vegetation to an Urban Wet Meadow Dominated by Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) in WisconsinSoil Patterns in Three Darlingtonia Fens of Southwestern OregonFire History of Pinon-juniper Woodlands on Navajo Point, Glen Canyon National Recreation AreaShrub Seedling Establishment is Limited by Dispersal, Slow Growth,and Fire in Two Wet Pine Savannahs in MississippiUsing Fire and Herbicide to Control Lygodium microphyllum and Effects on a Pine Flatwoods Plant Community in South FloridaRegeneration and Seedling-habitat Relationships of the Marginal Population of Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida) After Prescribed Burning, Eastern Ontario, CanadaForest Dynamics in a Natural Area of the Southern Ridge and Valley, TennesseePatterns in bird community structure related to restoration of Minnesota dry oak savannas and across a prairie to oak woodland ecological gradientForest Management and Curculionid Weevil Diversity in Mixed Oak Forests of Southeastern OhioPatterns of Plant Composition in Fragments of Globally Imperiled Pine Rockland Forest: Effects of Soil Type, Recent Fire Frequency, and Fragment SizeTree Encroachment of A Sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense) Marsh with in an Increasingly Urbanized EcosystemPrescribed Burning in State Park Properties of North Carolina and Nearby Coastal StatesFine-scale Patchiness in Fuel Load Can Influence Initial Post-fire Understory Composition in a Mixed Conifer Forest, Sequoia National Park, CaliforniaMaintaining a Pine Legacy in Itasca State ParkThe Response of Understory Species Composition, Diversity, and Seedling Regeneration to Repeated Burning in Southern Appalachian Oak-hickory ForestsWilderness Conservation in an Era of Global Warming and Invasive Species: a Case Study from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
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