Fire References

Below are many of the scientific journal articles, books, and other materials we use to inform our positions on wildfire management in and around the Los Padres National Forest. We have provided links to download articles where we are able.

Bond, M.L., D.E. Lee, C.M. Bradley, and C.T. Hanson (2009) Influence of pre-fire tree mortality on fire severity in conifer forests of the San Bernardino Mountains, California. The Open Forest Science Journal, 2:41-47.

Halsey, R. W. and A.D. Syphard (2015) High-Severity Fire in Chaparral: Cognitive Dissonance in the Shrublands. D. A. DellaSala and C.T. Hanson, Eds. In The Ecological importance of Mixed-severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix, pp. 177-209. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Keeley, J.E., C.J. Fotheringham, and M. Morais (1999) Reexamining fire suppression impacts on brushland fire regimes. Science, 284:1829-1832.

Keeley, J.E. (2002) Fire management impacts on invasive plants in the western United States. Conservation Biology, 20(2):375-384.

Keeley, J.E. (2002) Native American impacts on fire regimes of the California coastal ranges. Journal of Biogeography, 29:303-320.

Keeley, J.E. and P.H. Zedler (2009) Large, high-intensity fire events in southern California shrublands: debunking the fine-grain age patch model. Ecological Applications, 19(1):69-94.

Knapp, E.E., B.L. Estes, and C.N. Skinner (2009) Ecological Effects of Prescribed Fire Season: A Literature Review and Synthesis for Managers. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-224, USDA, Forest Service. PSW Research Station.

Moritz, M.A., J.E. Keeley, E.A. Johnson, and A.A. Schaffner (2004) Testing a basic assumption of shrubland fire management: how important is fuel age? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2(2):67-72.

Safford, H.D. and K.M. Van de Water (2014) Using Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) Analysis to Map Spatial and Temporal Changes in Fire Frequency on National Forest Lands in California. Research Paper PSW-RP-266, USDA, Forest Service. PSW Research Station.

Syphard, A.D., J. Franklin, and J.E. Keeley (2006) Simulating the effects of frequent fire on southern California coastal shrublands. Ecological Applications, 16(5):1744-1756.

Syphard, A.D., V.C. Radeloff, J.E. Keeley, T.J. Hawbaker, M.K. Clayton, S.I. Stewart, and R.B. Hammer (2007) Human influence on California fire regimes. Ecological Applications, 17(5):1388-1402.

Syphard, A.D., J.E. Keeley, and T.J. Brennan (2011) Comparing the role of fuel breaks across southern California national forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 261:2038-2048.

Syphard, A.D., T.J. Brennan, and J.E. Keeley (2014) The role of defensible space for residential structure protection during wildfires. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 23: 1165-1175.

Syphard, A.D. and J.E. Keeley (2015) Location, timing and extent of wildfire vary by cause of ignition. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 24:37-47.

Zedler, P.H., C.R. Gautier, and G.S. McMaster (1983) Vegetation change in response to extreme events: the effect of a short interval between fires in California chaparral and coastal scrub. Ecology, 64(4):809-818.