Ellen Cheng

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Wildlife Biology Program, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Impacts of Fire on Snowshoe Hares in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Pages: 119-136
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1102119

Forest fires fundamentally shape the habitats available for wildlife.  Current predictions for fire under a warming climate suggest larger and more severe fires may occur, thus challenging scientists and managers to understand and predict impacts of fire on focal species, especially species of management concern.  Snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus Erxleben) are a common and important prey animal in boreal forests and are the primary prey for the US federally threatened Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis Kerr), so understanding hare dynamics in post-fire landscapes is critical for managing lynx.  [Read More]

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