Retired Research Professor of Silviculture
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B.S. (Forest Science) University of Montana
M.S. (Silviculture) University of Montana
Ph.D. (Silviculture and Forest Ecology) University of Minnesota
My research interests include multiresource management and operations in second-growth forests, principles and applications of uneven-aged silviculture, forest and ecological restoration, evaluation of the effectiveness and costs of hazard reduction treatments, and old-growth stand dynamics.
Fiedler, C.E., Metlen, K.L., and E.K. Dodson. 2010. Restoration treatment effects on stand structure, tree growth, and fire hazard in a ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forest in Montana. Forest Science 56: 18-31.
McKinney, S.T. and C.E. Fiedler. 2010. Tree squirrel habitat selection and predispersal seed predation in a declining subalpine conifer. Oecologia 162: 697-707.
Schwilk, D.W., J.E. Keeley, E.E. Knapp, J. McIver, J.D. Bailey, C.J.Fettig, C.E. Fiedler, R.J. Harrod, J.J. Moghaddas, K.W. Outcalt, C.N.Skinner, S.L. Stephens, T.A. Waldrop, D.A. Yaussy, and A. Youngblood. 2009. The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: effects of fuel reduction methods on forest vegetation structure and fuels. Ecological Applications 19: 285-304.
McKinney, S.T., Fiedler, C.E., and D.F. Tomback. 2009. Invasive pathogen threatens bird–pine mutualism: implications for sustaining a high-elevation ecosystem. Ecological Applications 19: 597–607.
Stephens, S.L., Moghaddas, J.J., Edminster, C., Fiedler, C.E., Haase, S., Harrington, M., Keeley, J.E., Knapp, E., McIver, J.D., Metlen, K., Skinner, C., and A. Youngblood. 2009. Fire and fire surrogate treatment effects on vegetation structure, fuels, and potential fire behavior and severity from six western United States coniferous forests. Ecological Applications 19:305–320.
Arno, S.F., Fiedler, C.E., and M.K. Arno. 2008. Giant Pines and Grassy Glades: The historic ponderosa ecosystem - disappearing icon of the American West. Forest History Today 2008 (2): 12-19.
Dodson, E.K., Metlen, K.L., and C.E. Fiedler. 2007. Common and uncommon understory species differentially respond to restoration treatments in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests in Montana. Restoration Ecology 15: 696-708.
Fiedler, C.E., Friederici, P., Petruncio, M., Denton, C., and W.D. Hacker. 2007. Managing for old growth in frequent-fire forests. Ecology and Society 12(2): 1-12.
Dodson, E.K. and C.E. Fiedler. 2006. Impacts of restoration treatments on alien plant invasion in Pinus ponderosa forests, Montana, USA. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 887-897.
Fiedler, C.E., Metlen, K.L., and 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. and C.E. Fiedler. 2006. Restoration treatment effects on the understory of ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of western Montana, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 222: 355-369.
Gundale, M.J., Metlen, K.L., Fiedler, C.E., and T.H. DeLuca. 2006. Nitrogen spatial heterogeneity influences diversity following restoration treatments in a ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forest, Montana. Ecological Applications 16: 479-489.
Gundale, M.J., DeLuca, T.H., Fiedler, C.E., Ramsey, P.W., Harrington, M.G., and 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.
Arno, S.F. and C.E. Fiedler. 2005. Applying fire ecology to forest management: Picking up mixed signals. Western Forester 50: 12-20.
Arno, S.F. and C.E. Fiedler. 2005. Mimicking Nature's Fire: Restoring fire-prone forests in the West. Island Press. Washington, DC. 242 p.
Keegan, C.E., Fiedler, C.E., and T.A. Morgan. 2004. Wildfire in Montana: Potential hazard reduction and economic impacts of a strategic treatment program. Forest Products Journal: 54: 21-25.
Fiedler, C.E. and M.G. Harrington. 2004. Restoring vigor and reducing hazard in an old-growth western larch stand (Montana). Ecological Restoration 22: 133-134
Metlen, K.L., Fiedler, C.E., and A. Youngblood. 2004. Understory response to fuel reduction treatments in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon. Northwest Science 78: 175-185.
Fiedler, C.E., Keegan, C.E., Woodall, C.W., and T.A. Morgan. 2004. A strategic assessment of crown fire hazard in Montana: Potential effectiveness and costs of hazard reduction treatments. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-622. 48 p.
Woodall, C.W., Fiedler, C.E., and K.S. Milner. 2003. Inter-tree competition in uneven-aged ponderosa pine stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 1719-1726.
Fiedler, C.E. and C.E. Keegan. 2003. Treatment effectiveness in reducing crown fire hazard in fire-adapted forests of New Mexico. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station Proc. RMRS-P-29. p. 39-48.
Fiedler, C.E. 2003. Managing Montana's forests: Past, present, and future. In: Governor's Conference on Forestry in Montana. Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station Proc. p. 27-30.
Fiedler, C.E., Keegan, C.E., Morgan, T.A., and C.W. Woodall. 2003. Fire hazard and potential treatment effectiveness: A statewide assessment in Montana. Journal of Forestry 101: 7.
Woodall, C.W., Fiedler, C.E., and K.S. Milner. 2003. Stand density index in uneven-aged ponderosa pine stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33: 96-100.
Fiedler, C.E. and T.A. Morgan. 2002. Mortality as a source of coarse woody debris in managed stands. USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-181. p. 637-648.
Keegan, C.E., Morgan, T.A., Hearst, A.L. and C.E. Fiedler. 2002. Impacts of the 2000 wildfires on forest industry employment. Montana Business Quarterly 40: 8-13.
Fiedler, C.E. 2002. Natural process-based management of fire-adapted western forests. In: Small Diameter Timber: Resource Management, Manufacturing, and Markets. Washington State University Cooperative Extension Proc. p. 147-151.
Keegan, C.E., Niccolucci, M.J., Fiedler, C.E., Jones, J.G., and R.W. Regel. 2002. Harvest cost collection approaches and associated equations for restoration treatments on national forests. Forest Products Journal: 52: 96-99.
Morgan, T.A., Fiedler, C.E., and C.W. Woodall. 2002. Characteristics of dry site old-growth ponderosa pine in the Bull Mountains of Montana, USA. Natural Areas Journal 22: 11-19.
Fiedler, C.E., Arno, S.F., Keegan, C.E., and K.A. Blatner. 2001. Overcoming America's wood deficit: An overlooked option. BioScience 51: 53-58.
Fiedler, C.E. 2000. Restoration treatments promote growth and reduce mortality of old-growth ponderosa pine (Montana). Ecological Restoration 18: 117-119.
Fiedler, C.E. 2000. Understanding the ecosystem: Its parts and processes - Silvicultural treatments. In Proceedings: The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project: What we have learned. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station Proc. RMRS-P-17. p. 19-20.
Wagner, F.G., Fiedler, C.E., and C.E. Keegan. 2000. Processing value of small-diameter sawtimber at conventional stud sawmills and modern high-speed, small-log sawmills in the western United States - A comparison. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 15: 208-212.
Fiedler, C.E., Keegan, C.E., Arno, S.F., and D.P. Wichman. 1999. Product and economic implications of ecosystem restoration. Forest Products Journal 49: 19-23.
Fiedler, C.E., Arno, S.F., and M.G. Harrington. 1998. Reintroducing fire in ponderosa pine-fir forests after a century of fire exclusion. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings, No. 20. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL. p. 245-249.
Fiedler, C.E., Keegan, C.E., and S.F. Arno. 1997. Utilization as a component of restoring ecological processes in ponderosa pine forests. USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-100. p 24-29.
Fiedler, C.E. 1996. Silvicultural applications: Restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forests. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. p 39-40.
Steele, B.M. and C.E. Fiedler. 1996. Kalman filter analysis of growth-climate relationships in old-growth ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir stands. Radiocarbon 38: 303-314.
Fiedler, C.E., Arno, S.F., and M.G. Harrington. 1996. Flexible silvicultural and prescribed burning approaches for improving health of ponderosa pine forests. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-278. p. 69-74.
Keegan, C.E., Fiedler, C.E., and F.J. Stewart. 1995. Cost of timber harvest under traditional and "New Forestry" silvicultural prescriptions. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 10: 36-42
Arno, S.F., Harrington, M.G., Fiedler, C.E., and C.E. Carlson. 1995. Restoring fire-dependent ponderosa pine forests in western Montana. Restoration and Management Notes 13: 32-36.
Fiedler, C.E. and J.F. Cully, Jr. 1995. A silvicultural approach to develop Mexican spotted owl habitat in Southwest forests. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 10: 144-148.
Keegan, C.E., Fiedler, C.E., and D.P. Wichman. 1995. Costs associated with harvest activities for major harvest systems in Montana. Forest Products Journal 45: 78-82.
Fiedler, C.E. and D.A. Lloyd. 1995. Autecology and synecology of western larch. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-INT-319. p 118-122.
Fiedler, C.E. 1995. Natural regeneration and early height development of western larch in subalpine forests. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-INT-319. p 192-196.
Fiedler, C.E. 1995. The basal area - maximum diameter - q (BDq) approach to regulating uneven-aged stands. Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station Misc. Publ. No. 56. p. 94-109.