After the fires: the ecology of change in Yellowstone by Linda L. Wallace

By Linda L. Wallace

The ravaging fires in Yellowstone nationwide Park in 1988 triggered grave obstacle between scientists in regards to the attainable brief- and longterm repercussions. This ebook offers the 1st complete medical precis of the particular reaction of the Yellowstone surroundings to the fires. Written by way of specialists in natural world biology, environment technology, panorama ecology, and wooded area technology, the publication exhibits not just that many stuff replaced after the fires (for ecological parts of the procedure are interactive) but in addition that a few issues didn't switch. the most important results of the fires have been felt on the smallest scales, and the long term devastation expected didn't come to cross. The resilience of this certainly functioning atmosphere to those large fires has vital classes for seriously controlled areas.

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They estimated that about half of these landslides were shallow enough for fire to have increased the potential for reactivation, but also found no direct evidence that postfire movement had occurred. Rick Hutchinson (NPS-Yellowstone, written communication, ) documented a large landslide in a burned area on Barlow Peak in southern Yellowstone (Fig. ). The slide initiated in mid-June , and the saturated mass transformed into a rapid debris flow of more than , m3 that temporarily dammed the Snake River.

Shafer, and J. Marlon. . S. and the implications for ecosystem management. For. Ecol. Manag. :–. Wright, H. , D. E. Mann, and P. H. Glaser. . Piston cores for peat and lake sediments. Ecology :– . Zdanowicz, C. , G. A. Zielinski, and M. S. Germani. . Mount Mazama eruption: Calendric age verified and atmospheric impact assessment. Geology :–. Chapter 3 Yellowstone Fires and the Physical Landscape Grant A. Meyer Extensive severe fires like those of  in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem clearly have major ecological significance via changes in age structure and composition of vegetation, but their impacts on the physical landscape can be equally profound.

Landscape dynamics in crown fire ecosystems. Landscape Ecol. : –. Waddington, J. C. , and H. E. Wright. . Late Quaternary vegetational changes on the east side of Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. Quat. Res. : –. 27 28 Millspaugh, Whitlock, and Bartlein Whitlock, C. . Postglacial vegetation and climate of Grand Teton and southern Yellowstone National Parks. Ecol. Monogr. : –. , and P. J. Bartlein. . Spatial variations of Holocene climatic change in the Yellowstone region.

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