Jon E. Keeley

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Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia Field ...
U.S. Geologic Survey
Three Rivers , CA , United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Fire Decreases Arthropod Abundance But Increases Diversity: Early and Late Season Prescribed Fire Effects in a Sierra Nevada Mixed-Conifer Forest
Pages: 79-102
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0202079

Prior to fire suppression in the 20th century, the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A., historically burned in frequent fires that typically occurred during the late summer and early fall. Fire managers have been attempting to restore natural ecosystem processes through prescription burning, and have often favored burning during the fall in order to mimic historical fire regimes.  [Read More]

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Faunal Responses to Fire in Chaparral and Sage Scrub in California, USA
Pages: 128-148
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1103128

Impact of fire on California shrublands has been well studied but nearly all of this work has focused on plant communities.  Impact on and recovery of the chaparral fauna has received only scattered attention; this paper synthesizes what is known in this regard for the diversity of animal taxa associated with California shrublands and outlines the primary differences between plant and animal responses to fire.  We evaluated the primary faunal modes of resisting fire effects in three categories: 1) endogenous survival in a diapause or diapause-like stage, 2) sheltering in place within unburned refugia, or 3) fleeing and recolonizing.  [Read More]

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