Salmonid Restoration Federation

Wildfire Effects on River Ecosystems

Boisramé, G., S. Thompson, B. Collins, and S. Stephens. 2016. Managed Wildfire Effects on Forest Resilience and Water in the Sierra Nevada. Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10021-016-0048-1.

David, A.T., J.E. Asarian, and F.K. Lake. 2018. Wildfire Smoke Cools Summer River and Stream Water Temperatures. Water Resources Research.
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Dunham, J.B., A.E. Rosenberger, C.H. Luce, and B.E. Rieman. 2007. Influences of Wildfire and Channel Reorganization on Spatial and Temporal Variation in Stream Temperature and the Distribution of Fish and Amphibians. Ecosystems 10:335–346. doi: 10.1007/s10021-007-9029-8.

Estes, B. L., Knapp, E. E., Skinner, C. N., Miller, J. D., & Preisler, H. K. 2017. Factors influencing fire severity under moderate burning conditions in the Klamath Mountains, northern California, USA. Ecosphere, 8(5), arte01794.

Flitcroft, R. L., Falke, J. A., Reeves, G. H., Hessburg, P. F., McNyset, K. M., & Benda, L. E. 2016 Wildfire may increase habitat quality for spring Chinook salmon in the Wenatchee River subbasin, WA, USA. Forest Ecology and Management, 359, 126–140.

Isaak, D. J., Luce, C. H., Rieman, B. E., Nagel, D. E., Peterson, E. E., Horan, D. L., et al. 2010. Effects of climate change and recent wildfires on stream temperature and thermal habitat for two salmonids in a mountain river network. Ecological Applications, 20(5), 1350–1371.

Long, J. W., Tarnay, L. W., & North, M. P. 2018. Aligning smoke management with ecological and public health goals. Journal of Forestry, 116(1), 76–86.

Marlon, J. R., Bartlein, P. J., Gavin, D. G., Long, C. J., Anderson, R. S., Briles, C. E., et al. 2012. Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western USA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(9), E535–E543.

Rieman, B. E., Gresswell, R. E., & Rinne, J. N. .2012. Fire and fish: A synthesis of observation and experience. In C. Luce, P. Morgan, K. Dwire, D. Isaak, Z. Holden, & B. Rieman (Eds.), Climate change, forests, fire, water, and fish: Building resilient landscapes, streams, and managers (pp. 159–175). Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service.

Stephens, S. L., Martin, R. E., & Clinton, N. E. 2007. Prehistoric fire area and emissions from California’s forests, woodlands, shrublands, and grasslands. Forest Ecology and Management, 251(3), 205–216.