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Fire was arguably the most important forest and rangeland disturbance process in the Inland Northwest United States for millennia. Prior to the Lewis and Clark expedition, fire regimes ranged from high severity with return intervals of one to five centuries, to low severity with fire-free periods lasting three decades or less. Indoamerican burning(More)
In three related experiments, root systems of 2-year-old Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco) seedlings were dip-inoculated with a viscous blend of Leptographium wageneri var. pseudotsugae Harrington and Cobb spores and hyphal fragments and planted in a sterile potting medium. Infection frequency and points of entry were evaluated for dormant(More)
This file was created by scanning the printed publication. Misscans identified by the software have been corrected; however, some mistakes may remain.. ABSTRACT Agee, James K. 1994. Fire and weather disturbances in terrestrial ecosystems of the eastern Cascades. Gen. Fire has been an important ecological process in eastside Cascade ecosystems for millennia.(More)
Understanding of the effects of wildland fire and fire management on aquatic and riparian ecosystems is an evolving field, with many questions still to be resolved. Limitations of current knowledge, and the certainty that fire management will continue , underscore the need to summarize available information. Integrating fire and fuels management with(More)
The impacts of escalating wildfire in many regions - the lives and homes lost, the expense of suppression and the damage to ecosystem services - necessitate a more sustainable coexistence with wildfire. Climate change and continued development on fire-prone landscapes will only compound current problems. Emerging strategies for managing ecosystems and(More)
Keywords: Fire ecology Mixed severity fires Forest structure and processes Pacific Northwest forests Disturbance ecology Landscape ecology a b s t r a c t Forests characterized by mixed-severity fires occupy a broad moisture gradient between lower elevation forests typified by low-severity fires and higher elevation forests in which high-severity, stand(More)
We present Mapcurves, a quantitative goodness-of-fit (GOF) method that unambiguously shows the degree of spatial concordance between two or more categorical maps. Mapcurves graphically and quantitatively evaluate the degree of fit among any number of maps and quantify a GOF for each polygon, as well as the entire map. The Mapcurve method indicates a perfect(More)
The historical patterns of Inland Northwest United States forests have been dramatically altered by a little more than two centuries of human settlement and land use. Spatial patterns of forest structural conditions, tree species composition, snags and down wood, and temporal variation in these patterns, have been altered to such an extent that the natural(More)
  • Charles G Johnson, Rodrick R Clausnitzer, Peter J Mehringer, Chadwick D Oliver, Paul F Hessburg, Richard L Everett +5 others
  • 1994
scanning the printed publication. Misscans identified by the software have been corrected; however, some mistakes may remain.. abiotic processes of eastside ecosystems: the effects of management on plant and community ecology, and on stand and landscape vegetation dynamics. Paleo-vegetation studies have shown that vegetation has changed in composition and(More)
  • Alan E Harvey, J Michael Geist, Gerald I Mcdonald, Martin F Jurgensen, Patrick H Cochran, Darlene Zabowski +7 others
  • 1994
scanning the printed publication. Misscans identified by the software have been corrected; however, some mistakes may remain.. Productivity of forest and range land soils is based on a combination of diverse physical, chemical and biological properties. In ecosystems characteristic of eastside regions of Oregon and Washington, the productive zone is usually(More)