Fire

Fire is a natural and necessary component of some ecosystems and not others. In many regions of the country, it's a management tool used to shift the structure, species, composition and chemistry of an ecosystem to a desired condition. Some predictions suggest that the continued alteration of the land combined with climate change will change the timing, frequency and intensity of fires throughout the country. These predictions underscore the importance of understanding the impacts of fire characteristics on potentially sensitive species. It is against this backdrop that ARMI scientists study the impacts of fires on amphibian communities.

Glacier fire.
Dennis Divoky (Glacier NP fire manager) and Blake Hossack (ARMI) looking at the effects of the 2006 Red Eagle fire in Glacier NP. Photo by: USGS.

Fire - ARMI Papers & Reports

Trend Data Abundance estimates San Diego County Terrestrial Amphibian Surveys: Anaxyrus boreas, Batrachoseps major, Ensatina eschscholtzii ( Ensatina, Garden Slender Salamander, Western Toad)
Location: Little Cedar Ridge ; Little Cedar
Track amphibian population trends within the conserved lands system of San Diego County.
Trend Data Abundance estimates San Diego County Terrestrial Amphibian Surveys: Anaxyrus boreas, Batrachoseps major, Ensatina eschscholtzii ( Ensatina, Garden Slender Salamander, Western Toad)
Location: UCSD Elliott Chaparrall Reserve ; UCSD Elliott Chaparrall Reserve
Track amphibian population trends within the conserved lands system of San Diego County.
Trend Data Occupancy estimates AT post-fire monitoring- San Diego: Anaxyrus californicus ( Arroyo Toad)
Location: Lower Cottonwood Creek on San Diego City lands. ; Cottonwood Creek
To study the impacts of large scale wildfires on the arroyo toad in San Diego County.
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