Wildfire Restoration Special Collection

Following the devastating fires in Australia this Special Collection has been compiled of articles aiming to inform on how efforts can be made to rebuild the ecosystem – wildlife, vegetation recovery and effects of soil erosion. The articles aim to look at how to move forward and preserve resources where possible and rebuild where needed.

The Special Collection is spilt into 4 key areas and relevant articles can be found by clicking on the relevant tab. All articles are free to access until 8th May.

Fire and Wildlife Implications

Avian community responses to post‐fire forest structure: implications for fire management in mixed conifer forests
The influence of unburnt patches and distance from refuges on post‐fire bird communities
Animal Conservation

Fire resilience of a rare, freshwater crustacean in a fire‐prone ecosystem and the implications for fire management
Managing fire for plant and animal conservation
Austral Ecology

Better biodiversity accounting is needed to prevent bioperversity and maximize co‐benefits from savanna burning
Conservation Letters

Governance principles for community‐centered conservation in the post‐2020 global biodiversity framework
Aligning citizen science with best practice: Threatened species conservation in Australia
Conservation Science and Practice

Anticipating fire‐mediated impacts of climate change using a demographic framework
Functional Ecology

Predator responses to fire: A global systematic review and meta‐analysis
From unburnt to salvage logged: Quantifying bird responses to different levels of disturbance severity
Journal of Animal Ecology

Northern bobwhite breeding season habitat selection in fire‐maintained pine woodland
Vegetation and prescribed fire: Implications for Stone's sheep and elk
Ecology of neonate eastern box turtles with prescribed fire implications
Activity of an endangered bat increases immediately following prescribed fire
Eastern massasauga demography and extinction risk under prescribed‐fire scenarios
Snowshoe hare multi‐level habitat use in a fire‐adapted ecosystem
Effects of prescribed fire on San Francisco gartersnake survival and movement
Journal of Wildlife Management

Drill, baby, drill: the influence of woodpeckers on post‐fire vertebrate communities through cavity excavation
Journal of Zoology

Vegetative Recovery

Mapping and exploring variation in post‐fire vegetation recovery following mixed severity wildfire using airborne LiDAR
Limitations to recovery following wildfire in dry forests of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, USA
Ecological Applications

Differential impacts of wildfire on the population dynamics of an old‐forest species

Wildfire‐mediated vegetation change in boreal forests of Alberta, Canada

Wildfire alters the structure and seasonal dynamics of nocturnal pollen‐transport networks
Functional Ecology

Increased soil temperature and decreased precipitation during early life stages constrain grass seedling recruitment in cold desert restoration
Journal of Applied Ecology

Lasting Effects of Wildfire on Disinfection By‐Product Formation in Forest Catchments
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) Mercury Unaffected by Wildland Fires in Northern Minnesota
Journal of Environmental Quality

A monitoring toolkit for banksia woodlands: comparison of different scale methods to measure recovery of vegetation after fire
High fire disturbance in forests leads to longer recovery, but varies by forest type
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

Impacts of Wildfire and Slope Aspect on Soil Temperature in a Mountainous Environment
Wildfire and Aspect Effects on Hydrologic States after the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire
Vadose Zone Journal

Increased aridity drives post‐fire recovery of Mediterranean forests towards open shrublands
Fire effects on tree physiology
New Phytologist