Casey C. Teske

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The National Center for Landscape Fire Analysis
College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana
32 Campus Drive CHCB 441
Missoula, Montana 59812, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Characterizing Fire-on-Fire Interactions in Three Large Wilderness Areas
Pages: 82-106
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0802082

The interaction of fires, where one fire burns into another recently burned area, is receiving increased attention from scientists and land managers wishing to describe the role of fire scars in affecting landscape pattern and future fire spread. Here, we quantify fire-on-fire interactions in terms of frequency, size, and time-since-previous fire (TSPF) in three large wilderness areas in Montana and Idaho, USA, from 1984 to present, using spatially consistent large fire perimeter data from the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) dataset.  [Read More]

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Changes in Severity Distribution after Subsequent Fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
Pages: 48-63
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1002048

Understanding the distribution of fire severity patches across a landscape is of critical importance to managers and researchers. Of particular interest are those areas that burn multiple times. Understanding the complexity of these “multiple entry, mixed severity” patches is an important component of managing the landscape. We investigated the role that initial fire severity might play on subsequent fire severity (for a given re-burned area) to assess whether high severity patch distribution was impacted by initial burn conditions.  [Read More]

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