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Fire and Rain: The Environmental History of Western Oregon

There are a number of interesting questions surrounding the pre-European environment of Western Oregon. Was this an undisturbed Eden, or did the indigenous people manage their environment for their own needs?

Fire Ecology

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  8. Emery, S.M., and K.L. Gross. 2005. Effects of timing of prescribed fire on the demography of an invasive plant, spotted knapweed Centaurea maculosa. Journal of Applied Ecology 42:60-69.
  9. Fairbrother, A., and J. G. Turnley. 2005. Predicting risks of uncharacteristic wildfires: application of the risk assessment process. Forest Ecology and Management 211:28-35.
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  13. Knox, K.J.E. and P. Clarke. 2005. Nutrient availability induces contrasting allocation and starch formation in resprouting and obligate seeding shrubs. Functional Ecology 19: 690-698.
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  15. MacDougall, A.S., B.R. Beckwith, and C.Y. Maslovat. 2004. Defining conservation strategies with historical perspectives: a case study from a degraded oak grassland ecosystem. Conservation Biology 18:455-465.
  16. McCullough, D.G., R.A. Werner, and D. Neumann. 1998. Fire and insects in northern and boreal forest ecosystems of North America. Annual Review of Entomology 43: 107-127.
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  18. Savage, M. and J.N. Mast. 2005. How resilient are southwestern ponderosa pine forests after crown fires? Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 967-977.
  19. Stephens, S. L., and J. J. Moghaddas. 2005. Fuel treatment effects on snags and coarse woody debris in a Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest. Forest Ecology and Management 214:53-64.
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