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Metlen, Kerry L.; Dodson, Erich K.; Fiedler, Carl E. 2006. Vegetation response to restoration treatments in ponderosa pine-Douglas-fir forests. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/.

Dodson, E.K.; C.E. Fiedler. In Press. Impacts of restoration treatments on alien plant invasion in Pinus ponderosa forests, Montana, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Gundale, M.J. and T.H. DeLuca. In press. Temperature and source material influence ecological attributes of ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir charcoal. Forest Ecology and Management.

Gundale, M.J. and T.H. DeLuca. In press. Charcoal effects on soil solution chemistry and growth of Koeleria macrantha in the ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir ecosystem. Biology and Fertility of Soils.

Gundale, M.J.; K.L. Metlen; C.E. Fiedler; T.H. DeLuca. 2006. Nitrogen spatial heterogeneity influences understory diversity following restoration treatments in a ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forest, Montana. Ecological Applications 16:479-489. <Original pdf>

Fiedler, C.E.; K.L. Metlen; E.K. Dodson. 2006. Restoration/fuels reduction treatments differentially affect native and exotic understory species in a ponderosa pine forest (Montana). Ecological Restoration 24:44-46.

Metlen, K.L.; C.E. Fiedler. 2006. Restoration treatment effects on the understory of ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests in western Montana, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 222: 355-369. <Original pdf>

Gundale, M.J. 2005. Nitrogen Cycling and Spatial Heterogeneity Following Fire and Restoration Treatments in the Ponderosa Pine/Douglas-fir Ecosystem. Dissertation. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 166 pp.

Gundale, M. J., T. H. DeLuca, C. E. Fiedler, P. W. Ramsey, M. G. Harrington, J. E. Gannon. 2005. Restoration treatments in a Montana ponderosa pine forest: effects on soil physical, chemical and biological properties. Forest Ecology and Management 213:25-38.

Metlen, K.L.; C.E. Fiedler (editors). 2004. FFS Study 6th Annual SMIC  Meeting Field Trip Notebook. University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation. Missoula, Montana. 50 pp.

Metlen, K.L.; C.E. Fiedler; A. Youngblood. 2004. Understory response to fuel reduction treatments in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon. Northwest Science 78:175-185.

Dodson, E.K. 2004. Monitoring change in exotic plant abundance after fuel reduction/restoration treatments in ponderosa pine forests of western Montana. Masters Thesis. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 103 pp.

Woolf, J.C. 2003. Effects of thinning and prescribed burning on birds and small mammals. Masters Thesis. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 126 pp.

Sather, K. 13 February, 2003. U.M.'s forest helps to shed light on wildfire. Montana Kaimin 61:9.

Metlen, K.L. 2002. Undergrowth vegetation response to fuel reduction treatments in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Masters Thesis. University of Montana. Missoula, MT. 74 pp.

Presentations

Fiedler, C.E.; M. Harrington; K.L. Metlen. Applying hazard reduction/ecological restoration treatments to ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests. Society of American Foresters National Convention. Fort Worth, TX. 22 October 2005.

Metlen, K.L.; C.E. Fiedler. Understory response to restoration treatments in pine/fir forests of the Intermountain West varies with temporal and spatial scale. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. 8-12 August 2005.

Youngblood, A.; K.L. Metlen; E.E. Knapp; K.W. Outcalt; S.L. Stephens; T.A. Waldrop, D. Yaussy. Implementation of the FFS study, a national research effort to evaluate the consequences of fuel reduction treatments. In: Peterson, C.E.; D.A. Maguire (editors.). 2005. Proceedings of the IUFRO conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-635. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 315-320.

Metlen, K.L.; C.E. Fiedler. Restoring ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests along the route of discovery: Understory response in western Montana. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. 2-6 August 2004.

Gundale, M.J.; T.H. DeLuca; K. Metlen; C.E. Fiedler. Restoration management in a Montana pine forest: Effect on soil resources and vegetation dynamics. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. 2-6 August 2004.

Youngblood, A.; C. Fiedler; K. Metlen; J. McIver. Initial plant responses to fuel treatments in ponderosa pine forests of northeastern Oregon and western Montana. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. 2-6 August 2004.

Six, D.; K. Skov. Fire/Fire Surrogate Study - current status of work at Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Montana. Western Forest Insect Work Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2004.

Gundale, M.J.; T.H. DeLuca. Influence of fuel reduction on spatial heterogeneity of resources and vegetation diversity. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy. Agron. Abst. Denver, CO. 7 November 2003.

Six, D. Bark beetle interactions with biotic and abiotic factors: Montana 2003. Annual Meeting of the Regional Research Project W-187. Placerville, CA. October, 2003.

Woolf, J.C.; L.S. Mills; D. Christian. Effects of ponderosa pine forest restoration on foraging patterns of bark-gleaning birds. 10th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Burlington, Vermont. September 6-10, 2003.

Six, D. The role of fire and silviculture in promoting forest health. Panel: Western States Land Commissioners Association Annual Meeting. Big Sky, MT. July 2003.

Woolf, J.C. The effects of thinning and prescribed fire on the foraging patterns of bark-gleaning birds. Montana Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Lewistown, MT. February 24 - 27, 2003. (Award for best Student Paper)

Skov, K.R.; D.L. Six. Thinning and burning effects on bark beetles in western Montana-first season after treatments. Inland Empire and Montana Society of American Foresters: Annual Meeting. Missoula, MT. 13-15 March 2003.

Metlen, K.L. Hungry Bob: Economics and ecological consequences of fire and fire surrogate treatments in a ponderosa pine dominated forest: Undergrowth vegetation response. La Grande, OR. 22 January 2003.

Gundale, M.J.; T.H. DeLuca. Fire and Fire Surrogates in western Montana: Spatial heterogeneity of nitrogen and vegetation diversity. Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy, Agronomy Abstracts. Indianapolis, IL. 12 November 2002.

Skov, K.R.; D. L. Six. Thinning and prescribed fire effects on three trophic levels in a ponderosa pine forest in western Montana. Entomological Society of America National Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. November 2002.

Woolf, J.C. Effects of ponderosa pine forest restoration on birds and small mammals. University of Montana and Montana State University Wildlife Biology Retreat. Choteau, MT. 13-15 September 2002.

Fiedler, C.E. A national study of Fire/Fire Surrogate treatments. Rocky Mountain Collaborative Ecosystem Studies Unit Meeting. Pablo, MT. June 2002.

Six, D. The National Fire and Fire Surrogate study: entomology and pathology components at Lubrecht Forest. Montana Western Forest Insect Work Conference. Whitefish, MT. April 24, 2002.

Metlen, K.L. 2002. Hazard Reduction/Ecosystem Restoration Study in Pine/Fir Forests-Montana. Web site dedicated to the Fire/Fire Surrogate Study at Lubrecht Forest. http://www.forestry.umt.edu/FFSLubrecht.

Woolf, J.C. Effects of silvicultural manipulations that reduce fuel on passerine birds and small mammals. Montana Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Butte, MT. 28 February-2 March 2001.

Woolf, J.C. Effects of silvicultural manipulations that reduce fuel on red-breasted nuthatches. Pacific Ecology Conference. Bamfield, B.C. 16-18 February 2001.

Fiedler, C.E. Design and Implementation of a National Fire/Fire Surrogates Study Network. University of Montana Graduate Seminar. Missoula, MT. December 2000.

Field Trips

Fiedler, C.E. Field trip to the FFS plots for the BLM Short Course: Designing Successful Forest Restoration and Fuel Reduction Projects. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 5 October 2005.

Fiedler, C.E. Field trip to the FFS plots with the Rocky Mountain Trench Society, Ecological Restoration Steering Committee - British Columbia. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 20 September 2005.

Fiedler, C.E. Field trip to the FFS plots for the Fire/Fire Surrogates Northwest Regional Workshop for Managers. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 7 September 2005.

Fiedler, C.E. Field trip to the FFS plots with University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation faculty. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 23 August 2005.

Fiedler, C.E. Field trip to the FFS plots with BIA and tribal fire and forest management personnel for the BIA-NIFC Short Course: Fire Regime Condition Class and FIREMON Training. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 20 July 2005.

Fiedler, C.E. Field trip to the FFS plots with BIA and tribal fire and forest management personnel for the BIA-NIFC Short Course: Fire Regime Condition Class and FIREMON Training. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 22 June 2005.

Metlen, K.L.; Dodson, E.K. Oklahoma State University forestry camp field trip: Fuel reduction in pine/fir forests of western Montana. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 2 July 2004

Fiedler, C.E. Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal foresters and fire management officers. Field trip to Fire/Fire Surrogates study sites to demonstrate post-treatment fuels inventory and monitoring. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. September 2003.

Fiedler, C.E. Western Governor's Association Forest Health Summit: Hazard reduction and forest restoration treatments. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. June 2003.

Fiedler, C.E. Potomac Valley Retirees Association. Field trip to Fire/Fire Surrogates study sites to demonstrate hazard reduction and forest restoration treatments. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. June 2003.

Woolf, J.C. Western Research Forest Managers Meeting: Field trip to Fire/Fire Surrogate study sites: Wildlife research as it relates to different forest management issues. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. 2 October 2002.

Fiedler, C.E. Western Experimental Forest Managers Annual Meeting. Field trip to Fire/Fire Surrogates study sites to discuss harvest operations associated with hazard reduction treatments. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. October 2002.

Harrington, M. Western Experimental Forest Managers Annual Meeting: Fire application in restoration and fuels assessment. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. October 2002.

Fiedler, C.E. Bureau of Land Management Science Coordination Committee. Field trip to Fire/Fire Surrogates study sites to discuss the context, need, and interdisciplinary nature of hazard reduction/forest restoration research. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. August 2002.

Harrington, M. Bureau of Land Management Science Coordination Committee: Prescribed fire use in restoration and initial results from the FFS study. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. August 2002.

Woolf, J.C. Lolo School 7th Grade Field Trip: Fire/fire surrogate research sites - Wildlife discipline. Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. October 2001.

Fiedler, C.E. Senatorial Information Tour: Max Baucus (D-MT). Lubrecht Experimental Forest, MT. May 2001.

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