Print Friendly and PDF


Advanced Search Results Detail

Project ID: 00-1-2-01

Year: 2001

Date Started: 11/20/2000

Date Completed: 06/01/2005

Title: Spatial Interactions Among Fuels, Wildfire, and Invasive Plants

Project Proposal Abstract: We propose the first standardized investigation of the relationships among fuels, wildfire severity, exotic plant invasions, and post-fire fuel flammability in grasslands, shrublands, and forests across the western US. This proposal responds to the 2000-1 Request for Proposals (RFP) authorized by the Joint Fire Science Program. We address all three items specified under Task 2 of the RFP: "(1) the influence of invasive plants on fire behavior and the processes by which invasive plant species are inhibited, stimulated and/or proliferated by wildland fire, (2) which ecosystems or vegetation types are most susceptible to invasion following fire, and (3) the effect of treatments by which invasive plants can be controlled (we focus on pre-fire fuel management)". We also address Task 3: "develop, test, and validate remote sensing tools" (spatial models, in our case) "for use in fuel mapping and inventory" (we add understory vegetation including exotic species), and "fuel and fire management planning" (e.g., risk assessment to reduce potential for exotic species invasions and/or recognize areas likely to have increased fine fuels because of exotic species). We will accomplish the proposed research through a dual approach that involves: (1) assessment of pre-fire fuel characteristics, bum severity, vegetation (native and exotic species), and post-fire flammability based on samples from multi-scale plots and (2) development of spatial prediction models to extrapolate from plot to landscape scales using remote sensing imagery and existing spatial data layers. Our results will allow risk assessments for post-fire exotic invasions by identifying relationships and feedbacks among fuels, wildfires, and exotic plants in multiple systems across the western US. This research will also complement a currently funded assessment of the effect of fuel treatments on wildfire severity through identification of possible linkages among manageable fuel conditions, fire severity, and exotic invasions.

Principal Investigator: Philip N. Omi

Agency/Organization: Omi Associates

Branch or Dept:


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Molly E. Hunter

Northern Arizona University

School of Forestry

Co-Principal Investigator

Mohammed A. Kalkhan

Colorado State University

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Co-Principal Investigator

Erik J. Martinson

MarLynn Ecological Consulting

Collaborator/Contributor

Thomas J. Stohlgren

USGS-Geological Survey

FORT-Fort Collins Science Center

Federal Cooperator

Geneva W. Chong

USGS-Geological Survey

BRD-National Elk Refuge

Federal Fiscal Representative

Carmen N. Morales

Colorado State University

Sponsored Programs


Project Locations

Consortium


There are no project locations identified for this project.

Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    67 Ph.D. Dissertation Post Fire Grass Seeding for Rehabilitation and Erosion Control: Implications for Native Plant Recovery and Establishment of Exotic Species (M.E. Hunter)
    1152 Government Publication Ecological Effects of the Hayman Fire, Part 7: Key Invasive Non-Native Plants
    1158 Government Publication Fire Behavior, Fuel Treatments, and Fire Suppression on the Hayman Fire, Part 3: Effects of Fuel Treatments on Fire Severity
    2441 Journal Article Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS, and Spatial Statistics: A Case Study of Invasive Plants and Wildfire on the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos, New Mexico
    2607 Journal Article Establishment of Non-Native Plant Species After Wildfires: Effects of Fuel Treatments, Abiotic and Biotic Factors, and Post-Fire Grass Seeding Treatments
    2641 Journal Article Fuels, Fire Severity, and Invasive Plants Within the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos, New Mexico
    3305 Journal Article Seed Supply of Native and Cultivated Grasses in Pine Forests of the Southwestern United States and the Potential for Vegetation Recovery Following Wildfire
    209 MS Thesis Evaluation of Wildfire Burn Severity Classification, Utilising Ground and Remote Sensing Methodologies (V. Williams)
    3403 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Seed Banks of Native and Exotic Grasses and Potential for Vegetation Recovery Following Wildfire
    3404 Field Demonstration/Tour Methods Demonstration for the USGS Central Region Water Resources Division
    2798 Poster Fuels, Fire Severity, and Invasive Plants - An Example from the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos, New Mexico
    2802 Training Session Training Staff of the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
    2807 Dataset (including spatial) Metadata for Data Collected From the Cerro Grande Fire
    2808 Dataset (including spatial) Metadata for Data Collected from the Hi Meadow Fire
    2809 Dataset (including spatial) Metadata for Data Collected From th Hayman Fire
    2645 Field Demonstration/Tour Methods Demonstration for the Los Alamos Volunteer Task Force
    2408 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fuels, Fire Severity, and Invasive Plants Within the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos, New Mexico
    2409 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Invasive Plants and Wildfire on the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos - Integration of Spatial Information and Spatial Statistics
    2410 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Spatial Interactions Among Fuels, Wildfire, and Invasive Plants
    2411 Conference/Symposia/Workshop New Approach for Estimating Vegetation Distribution, Presence, Patterns, and Fuel Loading - Examples from the Cerro Grande Fire and High Meadow Sites, Rocky Mountain Region
    2412 Conference/Symposia/Workshop New Techniques for Estimating Post-Fire Vegetation, Fuels, and Flammability
    2413 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Spatial Interactions Among Fuels, Wildfire, and Invasive Plants
    2414 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Spatial Interactions Among Fuels, Wildfire, and Invasive Plants
    6187 Poster Invasive Plants and Wildfire on the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos - Integration of Spatial Information and Spatial Statistics
    5503 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Spatial Interactions Among Fuels, Wildfire, and Invasive Plants
    5504 Conference/Symposia/Workshop The Effects of Reseeding For Post-Fire Rehabilitation on Native Vegetation Recovery and Establishment of Invasive Species
    5807 Field Demonstration/Tour Field Trip for the Third USGS Wildland Fire Workshop
    5623 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Rapid Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring Tools for Managing Non-Native Species Invasions
    5624 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Effects of Fuel Treatments, Post-Fire Rehabilitation Treatments and Wildfire on Establishment of Invasive Species
    5651 Conference/Symposia/Workshop The Ecological, Hydrological and Geological Consequences of Burn Severity and Social Application of Those Results: How do we Assess and do all That?
    5452 Poster Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS, and Spatial Statistics: A Case Study of Invasive Plants and Wildfire on the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos, NM

Supporting Documents

There are no supporting documents available for this project.

Convert PDF documents to an html document using Adobe's online conversion tool.
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader