James K. Agee

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College of Forest Resources
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98199, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Historical Fires in Douglas-fir Dominated Riparian Forests of the Southern Cascades, Oregon
Pages: 50-74
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0101050

Despite the ecological importance of fire in Pacific Northwest forests, its role inriparian forests is just beginning to be documented. This study reconstructed thehistorical occurrence of fire within riparian forests along different stream sizes incoast Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii [Mirbel] Franco) dominated forests within the drier western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla [Raf.]Sarg.) forest series of the Upper Steamboat Creek watershed of the Umpqua National Forest, Oregon.  [Read More]

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Thinning and Prescribed Fire Effects on Fuels and Potential Fire Behavior in an Eastern Cascades Forest, Washington, USA
Pages: 3-19
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0202003

Prescribed fire and low thinning were applied to dry forests dominated by ponderosa pine(Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in the eastern Washington Cascades. Experimental design was an unbalanced analysis of variance with 4 control units, 4 thin units, 2 burn units and 2 thin/burn units. Thinning was designed to reduce basal area to 10-14 m2 ha-1 in a non-uniform pattern and burning was a low intensity spring burn.  [Read More]

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Message from the Editor
Page: 1
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0703001

I’m excited to accept the job of Managing Editor of Fire Ecology. My first objective is to continue the excellent performance of Jan van Wagtendonk, our retiring Managing Editor. He’s left some pretty big shoes to fill, but I will endeavor to make the transition seamless. My first challenge is to maintain the timeliness of journal publication.  [Read More]

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The Chinchaga Firestorm: When the Moon and Sun Turned Blue, by Cordy Tymstra
Pages: 133-134
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1203133

The Chinchaga Firestorm is the story of an incredible firestorm in western Canada during summer and early fall of 1950. The two million hectare complex of over 100 wildfires is the largest ever recorded in Canada, but because it was not within the boundaries of the fire suppression zone for the province of Alberta, it was not even recorded in the official fire report for that year! It was a complex of unrecorded “ghost fires” that were initially ignored in Alberta by all but local people, yet the firestorm became famous for the smoke plume that traveled around the world. Tymstra weaves stories of the fire, the local people who experienced it, and the worldwide effects of the smoke plume, explaining the book subtitle, “When the Moon and Sun Turned Blue.”  [Read More]

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