Daniel G. Neary

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Rocky Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff Lab
USDA Forest Service
Flagstaff , AZ 86001, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Post-Wildland fire Desertification: Can Rehabilitation Treatments Make a Difference?
Page: 129
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0501129

Desertification, caused by land degradation as opposed to the immediate creation of classical deserts, is of prime concern in the 21st century. As a result of human activities and climate change, the land loses its proper hydrologic function and biological productivity. Desertification affects 33 % of the earth’s surface and over a billion people. Fire-related desertification has a number of environmental, social, and economic consequences. The two key environmental consequences are soil erosion and non-native plant invasions.  [Read More]

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Fire and Floods: The Recovery of Headwater Stream Systems following High-Severity Wildfire
Pages: 62-84
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.130306284

This study examined the recovery of both physical and biotic characteristics of small (<0.1 m3 sec-1) headwater stream systems impacted by the Dude Fire, which occurred in central Arizona, USA, in 1990. Data collected prior to the fire from 1986 to1988 was compared to similar data collected at various points after the fire though 2011 in order to assess changes in the geomorphology and macroinvertebrate communities over the 21-year time period. Additionally, several environmental parameters of the impacted streams were compared to neighboring unburned headwater streams in order to determine recovery status.  [Read More]

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