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2018 Prescribed fire use survey report

Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils

A common species at the edge of its range: Conservation of Bear Oak (Quercus ilicifolia) and its low elevation rocky summit community in North Carolina (USA)

Barden, 2000 (a)

A meta-analysis of the fire-oak hypothesis: Does prescribed burning promote oak reproduction in eastern North America?

Brose et al., 2013

After the Fire: Potential Impacts of Fire Exclusion Policies on Historical Cherokee Culture in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA

Colenbaugh et al., 2023

Alteration to woodland structure through midstory mastication increased fuel loading and cover of understory species in two upland hardwood stands

Black et al., 2019

Alterations to the fuel bed after single and repeated prescribed fires in an Appalachian hardwood forest

Arthur et al., 2017

Asian needle ant (Brachyponera chinensis) and woodland ant responses to repeated applications of fuel reduction methods

Campbell et al., 2019

Assessing the relationship between litter & duff consumption and post-fire soil temperature regimes

Smith & Hagan, 2020

First page of publication includes title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Bat activity in relation to fire and fire surrogate treatments in southern pine stands

Loeb & Waldrop, 2008

First page of publication includes title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Bat response to prescribed fire and overstory thinning in hardwood forest on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

Cox et al., 2016

Belowground mechanisms for oak regeneration: Interactions among fire, soil microbes, and plant community alter oak seedling growth

Beals et al., 2022

Bird response to fire severity and repeated burning in upland hardwood forest

Greenberg et al., 2013

Breeding bird abundance and species diversity greatest in high-severity
wildfire patches in central hardwood forests

Greenberg et al., 2023

Breeding bird abundance and species diversity greatest in high-severity wildfire patches in central hardwood forests

Greenberg et al., 2023

Breeding bird response to season of burn in an upland hardwood forest

Greenberg et al., 2019

Can restoration of fire‐dependent ecosystems reduce ticks and tick‐borne disease prevalence in the eastern United States?

Gallagher et al., 2022

Changes in Avian Diversity Post-Wildfire in a Southeastern Deciduous Forest: Flipper Bend Woods, Signal Mountain,Tennessee

Feely et al., 2023

Changes in bark properties and hydrology following prescribed fire in Pinus taeda and Quercus montana

Siegert et al., 2022

Changes in canopy cover and forest structure following dormant season and early growing season prescribed burns in the Southern Appalachians, USA

Melcher et al., 2023

Climate change may increase the drought stress of mesophytic trees downslope with ongoing forest mesophication under a history of fire suppression

Hwang et al., 2020

Climate change projected to reduce prescribed burning
opportunities in the south-eastern United States

Kupfer et al., 2020

Climate change projected to reduce prescribed burning opportunities in the southeastern United States

Kupfer et al., 2020

Climatic and topographic controls on patterns of fire
in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains, USA

Flatley et al., 2011

Climatic and topographic controls on patterns of fire in the southern and central Appalachian Mountains, USA

Flatley et al., 2011

Community perceptions of wildfire and controlled burning

Gaasch, 2018

Comparison of seed bank composition over a gradient of pyrophilic vegetation

Huebner et al., 2023

Comparison of seven forest types for game in West Virginia

Gill et al., 1975

Contrasting effects of urbanization and fire on understory plant communities in the natural and wildland–urban interface

Hubert et al., 2023

Could canopy, bark, and leaf litter traits of encroaching non-oak species influence future flammability of upland oak forests?

Babl et al., 2019

Cultivating a reluctance to simplify: Exploring the radio communication context in wildland firefighting

Fox et al., 2017

Delayed fire mortality has long‐term ecological effects across the Southern Appalachian landscape

Robbins et al., 2022

First page of a final report produced by the Joint Fire Science Program

Demand for prescribed fire on private lands in the Mid-Atlantic United States

Kreye et al., 2022

Direct and indirect effects of fire on germination of shortleaf pine seeds

Fillingim et al., 2023

Drivers and ecological impacts of a wildfire outbreak in the southern Appalachian Mountains after decades of fire exclusion

Reilly et al., 2022

Duff burning from wildfires in a moist region: different impacts on PM 2.5 and ozone

Zhang et al., 2022

Dwarf Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) contains datable fire scars that complement an existing fire history

Saladyga, 2019

Two tables showing tree species, % of roost trees, and number of roost trees. Top table shows info for red bats. Bottom table shows info for pipistrelles.

Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis) and Easter Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus) maternal roost selection: Implications for forest management

Leput, 2004

First page of publication includes title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Effect of forest opening characteristics, prey abundance, and environmental factors on bat activity in the southern Appalachians

Brooks et al., 2017

Effect of soil water-repellent layer depth on post-wildfire hydrological processes

Chen et al., 2019

Effects of burn season on fire-excluded plant communities in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA

Vaughan et al., 2022

Effects of canopy structure on water cycling: implications for changing forest composition

Siegert et al., 2020

First page of publication includes title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Effects of fire and its severity on occupancy of bats in mixed pine-oak forests

Burns et al., 2019

Effects of fuel reduction treatments on avian nest density in the upper piedmont of South Carolina

Kilpatrick et al., 2010

Effects of fuel reduction treatments on the incidence of two root pathogens of forest trees

Zwart et al., 2004

Effects of prescribed fire and stem-injection herbicide on Ailanthus altissima demographics and survival

Rebbeck et al., 2019

First page of publication includes title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Effects of shelterwood harvest and prescribed fire in upland Appalachian hardwood forests on bat activity

Silvis et al., 2016

Effects of thinning and prescribed fire frequency on ground flora in mixed Pinus-hardwood stands

Barefoot et al., 2019

Environmental drivers and species traits of mesophication and xerophication in forests of western New York State

Larsen et al., 2023

Ericaceous shrub expansion and its relation to fire history in temperate pine-oak (Pinus-Quercus) forests of the eastern USA

Lafon et al., 2022 (a)

Estimating heat tolerance of buds in southeastern US trees in fire-prone forests

McClure et al., 2022

Evaluating economic impacts of prescribed fire in the central hardwood region

Mann et al., 2020

Evaluating the impact of prescribed surface fire on seedlings in the Central Hardwood Region, USA

Cuprewich et al., 2023

Exposure to fire affects acorn removal by altering consumer preference

Boggess et al., 2022

Image showing the first page of this article including title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Fifty-five years of change in a northwest Georgia old-growth forest

Butler et al., 2018

Fire History Reflects Human History in the Pine Creek Gorge of North-Central Pennsylvania

Brose et al., 2015

Fire History of the Appalachian Region: A Review and Synthesis

Lafon et al., 2017

Figure from publication of contrasting images of a forest with low flames from controlled burn and after the burn.

Fire effects on wildlife in the central hardwoods and Appalachian Regions, USA

Harper et al., 2016

Fire exclusion vs. a fire-free interval following repeated prescribed fire: Consequences for forest stand structure and species composition in an upland oak forest

Blankenship et al., 2023

Fire history and its relations with land use and climate over three centuries in the central Appalachian Mountains, USA

Aldrich et al., 2014

Fire history and vegetation data reveal ecological benefits of recent mixed-severity fires in the Cumberland Mountains, West Virginia, USA

Saladyga et al., 2022

Fire history from three species on a central Appalachian ridgetop

Hessl et al., 2011

Fire history, related to climate and land use in three southern Appalachian landscapes in the eastern United States

Flatley et al., 2013

An oak leaf with a yellow, red, and orange flame coming out of it, the year 2005, and Fire in Eastern Oak Forests logo.

Fire in Eastern Oak Forests: Delivering Science to Land Managers

Dickinson, 2006

Fire in eastern oak forests—a primer. NRS-INF-39-22. Madison, WI

Stambaugh et al., 2022

Fire in the southern Appalachians: Understanding impacts, interventions, and future fire events

James et al., 2020

Fire regimes of the Southern Appalachians may radically shift under climate change

Robbins et al., 2024

Fire scars negatively affect hydraulic conductivity in White Oak (Quercus alba)

Dee et al., 2019

First page of publication includes title, abstract, and part of the introduction.

Foraging patterns of Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bat in upland forests managed with prescribed fire

Johnson et al., 2019

Forest disturbance history from 'legacy' Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida) at the New River Gorge, West Virginia

Saladyga, 2017 (a)

Forest landowner demand for prescribed fire as an ecological management tool in Pennsylvania, USA

Regmi et al., 2022

Geographic variations in fine-scale vegetation patterns: aspect preferences of montane pine stands over southern Appalachian landscapes

Lafon et al., 2019

Grassland and forest understory biomass emissions from prescribed fires in the southeastern United States - RX Cadre 2012

Strand et al., 2016

Graph showing two lines corresponding to changes in density of salamanders over 3 sampling periods. The top line slightly decreases and shows data from a burned site. The bottom line slightly increases and shows data from a control, or unburned, site.

Habitat-dependent responses of terrestrial salamanders to wildfire in the short-term

Gade et al., 2019

Historical Fire Regimes and Stand Dynamics of Xerophytic Pine–Oak Stands in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Virginia, USA

Lafon et al., 2022 (b)

Historical drivers and contemporary perceptions of wildfire in a post-industrial rural landscape

Saladyga & Standlee, 2018

Historical fire in the Appalachian plateau of Ohio and Kentucky, USA, from remnant yellow pines

Hutchinson et al., 2019

Identifying coarse- and fine-scale drivers of avian abundance following prescribed fires

Morin et al., 2021

Impacts of oak-focused silvicultural treatments on the regeneration layer nine years posttreatment in a productive mixed-oak southern Appalachian forest

Beasley et al., 2022

Indiana bats roost in ephemeral, fire-dependent pine snags in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA

O'Keefe & Loeb, 2017

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