RESEARCH BRIEFS

Research Briefs are 1-2 page summaries of peer-reviewed articles on fire science in the Lake States Region.

Briefs are sorted into:

  • Climate and Other
  • Invasive Species
  • Lake States Fire Science Literature
  • Natural Communities
  • Wildlife:
    • amphibians and reptiles
    • birds
    • fish
    • insects
    • mammals
    • multiple species

CLIMATE AND OTHER

Interactions between fire, human activity, and climate in the Great Lakes Region
Written by: Chase T. Brooke and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Connecting Fire and the Mercury Cycle
Written by: Randy Kolka & Emma Witt (USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station)

Potential Effects of Climate Change on Fire-Dependent Forests of Northern Minnesota
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)


INVASIVE SPECIES

Fire and Glossy Buckthorn Management in Upper Michigan
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Phragmites and Fire
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Restoration of Wetlands Invaded by Reed Canarygrass in an Urban Region of the Upper Midwest
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Prescribed Fire Helps Control Spotted Knapweed
Written by: Neil MacDonald (Grand Valley State University)


LAKE STATES FIRE SCIENCE LITERATURE

Citation Database for Regional Fire Science Publications
Written by: Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Lake States Knowledge Gaps Assessment Project
Written by: Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)


NATURAL COMMUNITIES

The Oak Triangle: reviewing the role of oaks in the Lake States in the face of climate change, fire, and predation
Written by: Chase T. Brooke and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

The potential of Spring Dip timing in red pine and jack pine foliage moisture changes on fire behavior and spread
Written by: Chase T. Brooke and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Managing oak forests in the Eastern United States: when and where should fire be applied?
Written by: Emily Caretti and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Regeneration of northern white cedar deeryards in Upper Michigan
Written by: Emily Caretti and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Salvaging fire-damaged timber
Written by: Emily Caretti and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Fire season influences vegetation communities in red and white pine forests at Voyageurs National Park
Written by: Jessica Miesel and Emily Caretti (Michigan State University)

Mixed-Pine Forests, Fire and Snags in Upper Michigan
Written by: Lydia J. Ball (Applied Sciences Program Intern, Seney NWR)

Effects of mechanical and prescribed fire treatments on jack pine regeneration and arthropod communities in the Baraga Plains
Written by: Emily Caretti and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Understanding the Importance of Spatially-Explicit Metrics of Natural Disturbance Regimes in Restoration of Mixed-Pine Forests
Written by: Igor Drobyshev (University of Quebec at Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Canada & Swedish Agricultural University, Sweden)

Potential Effects of Climate Change on Fire-Dependent Forests of Northern Minnesota
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)


WILDLIFE

Amphibians and Reptiles:

Fire Effects on Amphibians and Reptiles
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Birds:

Bird Communities and Stringers
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Birds, Mixed-Pine and Fire In Eastern Upper Michigan
Written by: Dawn S. Marsh (Applied Sciences Program Intern, Seney NWR)

Fire and Black-Backed Woodpeckers in Upper Michigan
Written by: Rhiannon Jakopak & Julia Polasik (Applied Sciences Program Interns, Seney NWR)

Marshbirds and Fire in the Northern Lake States
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Fish:

Wildland Fire Does Not Affect Mercury Levels in Fish
Written by: Tracy Hmielowski
(American Society of Agronomy * Crop Science Society
of America * Soil Science Society of America)

Insects:

Effects of mechanical and prescribed fire treatments on jack pine regeneration and arthropod communities in the Baraga Plains
Written by: Emily Caretti and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Windstorm and Fuel Reduction Effects on Ground Beetles in a Sub-Boreal Forest
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Mammals:

Large Herbivores and Fire in Northeastern Minnesota
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Regeneration of northern white cedar deeryards in Upper Michigan
Written by: Emily Caretti and Jessica Miesel (Michigan State University)

Small Mammals and Fire in Northeastern Minnesota Mixed Conifer-Hardwood Forest
Written by: Shelby A. Weiss (Applied Sciences Program, Seney NWR)

Multiple Species:

The 1976 Seney (Walsh Ditch) Fire and Wildlife
Written by: Rhiannon Jakopak (Applied Sciences Program Intern, Seney NWR)