The following publications are those recommended by the speakers from the Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar series. The publications below were used by the speakers in the creation of their presentations and may provide further insights into the numerous factors that contributed to the unprecedented 2020 fire season in Colorado.
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Publications are listed in chronological order by the speaker’s presentation date.
Camille Stevens-Ruman, An Introduction to Wildfire Ecology, 1/26/2021.
Schoennagel et al. (2004) The Interaction of Fire, Fuels, and Climate across RockyMountain Forests. BioScience 54 (7), pp. 661-676.
Tony Cheng, Historical Perspectives on Forest and Wildfire Policy and Management in the Western US, 2/2/2021.
Stephens & Ruth. (2005). Federal Forest-Fire Policy In the United States. Ecological Applications 15, pp. 532-542.
(To See Tony Cheng’s Full Bibliography for his presentation, click HERE)
Mike Caggiano & Richard Thorp, Wildfire Impacts on Source Water Quality and The Wildland Urban Interface as an Ecosystem Service, 2/9/2021.
Mortiz et al. (2014). Learning to coexist with wildfire. Nature, 515, pp. 58-66.
Cohen. (2008). The Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Problem. Forest History Today, pp. 20-26.
Calkin et al. (2014). How risk management can prevent future wildfire disasters in the wildland-urban interface. PNAS, 111, pp. 746-751.
Rhodes et al. (2017). Learn from the Burn: The High Park Fire 5 Years Later. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 25.
Russ Schumacher, Climate Change in Colorado, 2/16/2021.
Lukas et al. (2014). Climate change in Colorado: A synthesis to support water resources management and adaptation. Chapter 5, pp. 59-83.
Paul Fornwalt & Bill Romme, Wildfire Case Studies: Yellowstone and Hayman, 2/23/2021.
Romme et al. (2011) Twenty years after the 1988 Yellowstone fires: Lessons about disturbance and ecosystems. Ecosystems, 14, pp. 1196-1215.
Laura Marshall, The Longterm Outlook for Colorado Forests, 3/30/2021.
Coop et al. (2020). Wildfire-Driven forest conversion in Western North American landscapes. BioScience, 70 (8), pp. 659-673.
Addington et al. (2018). Principles and practices for the restorations of ponderosa pine and dry mixed-conifer forests of the Colorado Front Range. USDA. US Forest Service. Rocky Mountain Research Station.
Courtney Schultz, The Future of Fire Policy, 4/20/2021.
Schultz & Moseley. (2019) Collaborations and capacities to transform fire management. Science, 366 (6461), pp. 38-40.
*This list is not an exhaustive list of upcoming presentations within the Colorado Wildfires 2020 Webinar Series, but instead represents only those presenters who have identified publications for background and further reading.