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Frontiers in Fire Ecology

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The Association for Fire Ecology celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017 at the 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. More than 350 research presentations highlighted advances in fire ecology and fire management science, policy, and practice.  A select group of presentations was identified by the Editors of this collection as being especially integral to the advancement of our discipline; presenters were invited to submit manuscripts for the Association’s Frontiers in Fire Ecology collection.

Not only does this compilation of manuscripts reflect an ever-increasing understanding of the role of fire in our world today, it also celebrates the novel contributions of young scientists in charting the future of fire ecology and management.  Together, these manuscripts reflect advances in technology, theory, ecology, modeling, workforce social dynamics, and the application of each of these to furthering the integration of fire as a driving force into the human-environment relationship. Frontiers in Fire Ecology represents current advances and directions for the future of fire ecology and related research.

Edited by: Karin Riley, Leda Kobziar and Andrew Hudak

  1. Fire has historically been a primary control on succession and vegetation dynamics in boreal systems, although modern changing climate is potentially increasing fire size and frequency. Large, often remote fir...

    Authors: Darcy H. Hammond, Eva K. Strand, Andrew T. Hudak and Beth A. Newingham

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:32

    Content type: Original research

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  2. In recent years, fire services in Mediterranean Europe have been overwhelmed by extreme wildfire behavior. As a consequence, fire management has moved to defensive strategies with a focus only on the known ris...

    Authors: Marc Castellnou, Núria Prat-Guitart, Etel Arilla, Asier Larrañaga, Edgar Nebot, Xavier Castellarnau, Jordi Vendrell, Josep Pallàs, Joan Herrera, Marc Monturiol, José Cespedes, Jordi Pagès, Claudi Gallardo and Marta Miralles

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:31

    Content type: Forum

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  3. Wildfire is an important ecological process in mixed conifer forests of the Intermountain West region of the USA. However, researchers and managers are concerned because climate warming has led to increased fi...

    Authors: Eva K. Strand, Kevin L. Satterberg, Andrew T. Hudak, John Byrne, Azad Henareh Khalyani and Alistair M. S. Smith

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:25

    Content type: Original research

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  4. Straw mulching is one of the most common treatments applied immediately post fire to reduce soil erosion potential and mitigate post-fire effects on water quality, downstream property, and infrastructure, but ...

    Authors: Jonathan D. Bontrager, Penelope Morgan, Andrew T. Hudak and Peter R. Robichaud

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:22

    Content type: Original research

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  5. In the Inland Pacific Northwest of the United States, fire is a dominant driver of ecological change. Within wildfire perimeters, fire effects often vary considerably and typically include remnant patches of u...

    Authors: Anthony J. Martinez, Arjan J. H. Meddens, Crystal A. Kolden, Eva K. Strand and Andrew T. Hudak

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:20

    Content type: Original research

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  6. Short-term post-fire field studies have shown that native shrub cover in chaparral ecosystems negatively affects introduced cover, which is influenced by burn severity, elevation, aspect, and climate. Using th...

    Authors: April G. Smith, Beth A. Newingham, Andrew T. Hudak and Benjamin C. Bright

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:12

    Content type: Original research

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  7. Few studies have examined post-fire vegetation recovery in temperate forest ecosystems with Landsat time series analysis. We analyzed time series of Normalized Burn Ratio (NBR) derived from LandTrendr spectral...

    Authors: Benjamin C. Bright, Andrew T. Hudak, Robert E. Kennedy, Justin D. Braaten and Azad Henareh Khalyani

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:8

    Content type: Original research

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  8. An important consequence of wildland fire is the production of ash, defined as a continuum of mineral to charred organic residues formed by the burning of wildland fuels. Ash may impact soil health depending o...

    Authors: K. M. Quigley, R. E. Wildt, B. R. Sturtevant, R. K. Kolka, M. B. Dickinson, C. C. Kern, D. M. Donner and J. R. Miesel

    Citation: Fire Ecology 2019 15:5

    Content type: Original research

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