C. Alina Cansler

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School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-2100, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Prescribed Burning in Fire-Prone Landscapes
Page: 100
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0903100

The Ecological Society of America journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment recently published an open access special issue of interest to Fire Ecology readers, “Prescribed Burning in Fire-Prone Landscapes.” The seven papers in this special issue provide an international perspective on the basis for and use of prescribed burning, as well as other human uses of fire, such as wildland fire use and traditional indigenous burning practices.  [Read More]

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Shrub Communities, Spatial Patterns, and Shrub-Mediated Tree Mortality following Reintroduced Fire in Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pages: 104-126
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1301104

Shrubs contribute to the forest fuel load; their distribution is important to tree mortality and regeneration, and vertebrate occupancy. We used a method new to fire ecologyextensive continuous mapping of trees and shrub patches within a single large (25.6 ha) study siteto identify changes in shrub area, biomass, and spatial pattern due to fire reintroduction by a backfire following a century of fire exclusion in lower montane forests of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA.  [Read More]

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Black Carbon on Coarse Woody Debris in Once- and Twice-Burned Mixed-Conifer Forest
Pages: 143-147
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.130288796

One important outcome of wildfire is the production of charcoal.  Charcoal is highly resistant to decomposition and its physical and chemical properties enhance soil fertility and influence nutrient cycling.  We compared the amount of black C (the carbon fraction of charcoal) on coarse woody debris (CWD; ≥7.6 cm diameter) and total CWD biomass at sites burned once in a high-severity fire with sites that burned in an initial high-severity fire and then reburned eight to ten years later.  [Read More]

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