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After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Linda L. Wallace


This book presents the history and aftereffects of the fires of 1988 that swept through the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) describes the chronology of the fires, the areas burned, and the extent of fire in those regions. One of the biggest concerns of the public was how individual plants and animals fared. Thinking hierarchically, we know that the patterns seen at the community and ecosystem levels are the result of mechanistic responses at the individual and population levels. It is important to know how forest trees and grass-land species responded. Some of the greatest public concern w ... More

Keywords: Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, ecosystem level, grass-land species, elk mortality, population response, megaherbivores, heterogeneous environment, plant communities, deglaciation, simulation model

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100488
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda L. Wallace, editor

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Chapter 1 The Fires of 1988: A Chronology and Invitation to Research

Linda L. Wallace, Francis J. Singer, and Paul Schullery

Chapter 4 Establishment, Growth, and Survival of Lodgepole Pine in the First Decade

Jay E. Anderson, Marshall Ellis, Carol D. von Dohlen and William H. Romme

Chapter 6 Elk Biology and Ecology Before and After the Yellowstone Fires of 1988

Francis J. Singer, Michael B. Coughenour, and Jack E. Norland

Chapter 8 Stream Ecosystem Responses to Fire: The First Ten Years

C. Wayne Minshall, Todd V. Royer, and Christopher T. Robinson

Chapter 10 Role of Fire in Determining Annual Water Yield in Mountain Watersheds

Phillip E. Farnes, Ward W. McCaughey, and Katherine J. Hansen

Chapter 13 Fire Patterns and Ungulate Survival in Northern Yellowstone Park: The Results of Two Independent Models

Linda L. Wallace, Michael B. Coughenour, Monica G. Turner, and William H. Romme

Chapter 15 Epilogue: After the Fires. What Have We Learned?

Linda L. Wallace and Norman L. Christensen

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