Blake R. Hossack

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Northern Rockey Mountain Science Center
US Geological Survey
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute
790 E. Beckwith Avenue
Missoula , Montana 59801, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Amphibian Responses to Wildfire in the Western United States: Emerging Patterns from Short-Term Studies
Pages: 129-144
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0702129

The increased frequency and severity of large wildfires in the western United States is an important ecological and management issue with direct relevance to amphibian conservation. Although the knowledge of fire effects on amphibians in the region is still limited relative to most other vertebrate species, we reviewed the current literature to determine if there are evident patterns that might be informative for conservation or management strategies. Of the seven studies that compared pre- and post-wildfire data on a variety of metrics, ranging from amphibian occupancy to body condition, two reported positive responses and five detected negative responses by at least one species.  [Read More]

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