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After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park
     

After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

by Linda L. Wallace, Linda L. Wallace
 

ISBN-10: 0300100485

ISBN-13: 9780300100488

Pub. Date: 07/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Plant and fire ecologist Wallace (U. of Oklahoma) provides a comprehensive scientific summary of the effects of the dramatic fires that tore across Wyoming and Montana in 1988. Even before the ashes had cooled, scientists from many disciplines began research, asking critical questions about the extent and intensity of the fires and initiating studies to determine the

Overview

Plant and fire ecologist Wallace (U. of Oklahoma) provides a comprehensive scientific summary of the effects of the dramatic fires that tore across Wyoming and Montana in 1988. Even before the ashes had cooled, scientists from many disciplines began research, asking critical questions about the extent and intensity of the fires and initiating studies to determine the effects on geology, hydrology, plant and animal ecology, aquatic ecosystems, and landscape and ecosystem structure and function. The collection shows that the largest effects were found to have been felt at the smallest scales, and that the long-term devastation that had been predicted did not come to pass. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300100488
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface....................ix
Part I Historical and Geological Perspective 1 The Fires of 1988: A Chronology and Invitation to Research Linda L. Wallace, Francis J. Singer, and Paul Schullery....................3
2 Postglacial Fire, Vegetation, and Climate History of the Yellowstone-Lamar and Central Plateau Provinces, Yellowstone National Park Sarah H. Millspaugh, Cathy Whitlock, and Patrick J. Bartlein....................10
3 Yellowstone Fires and the Physical Landscape Grant A. Meyer....................29
Part II Effects on Individuals and Species 4 Establishment, Growth, and Survival of Lodgepole Pine in the First Decade Jay E. Anderson, Marshall Ellis, Carol D. von Dohlen, and William H. Romme....................55
5 Fire Effects, Elk, and Ecosystem Resilience in Yellowstone's Sagebrush Grasslands Benjamin F. Tracy....................102
6 Elk Biology and Ecology Before and After the Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Francis J. Singer, Michael B. Coughenour, and Jack E. Norland....................117
Part III Effects on Aquatic Systems 7 Effects of Wildfire on Growth of Cutthroat Trout in Yellowstone Lake Robert E. Gresswell....................143
8 Stream Ecosystem Responses to Fire: The First Ten Years G. Wayne Minshall, Todd V. Royer, and Christopher T. Robinson....................165
9 Food Web Dynamics in Yellowstone Streams: Shifts in the Trophic Basis of a Stream Food Web After Wildfire Disturbance Timothy B. Mihuc....................189
10 Role of Fire in Determining Annual Water Yield in Mountain Watersheds Phillip E. Farnes, Ward W. McCaughey, and Katherine J. Hansen....................200
Part IV TerrestrialEcosystem and Landscape Perspective 11 Early Postfire Forest Succession in the Heterogeneous Teton Landscape Kathleen M. Doyle....................235
12 Snags and Coarse Woody Debris: An Important Legacy of Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Daniel B. Tinker and Dennis H. Knight....................279
13 Fire Patterns and Ungulate Survival in Northern Yellowstone Park: The Results of Two Independent Models Linda L. Wallace, Michael B. Coughenour, Monica G. Turner, and William H. Romme....................299
14 Ten Years After the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: Is Restoration Needed? William H. Romme and Monica G. Turner....................318
15 Epilogue: After the Fires. What Have We Learned? Linda L. Wallace and Norman L. Christensen....................362
List of Contributors....................373
Index....................375

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