Overall, the results of this study add support to the existing theory that diverse fire increases biodiversity in certain ecosystems. Specifically, this study showed that higher diversity of fire severity patterns within a fire lead to more bird diversity, especially in the fire prone semi-arid forests of the Sierra Nevada.
Photo: Nine years after the Moonlight fire in Plumas county, California, the landscape shows remarkable resilience with a diversity of habitat structure and birds. Photo courtesy Morgan Tingley.Read More
In this study, the average core area of the owls’ pre-fire forest habitat was 106 ha with a greater proportion of hardwoods compared to an average core area of 180 ha in the Sierra in which conifers dominate.Read More
Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. Shurblands like chaparral support (either directly or indirectly) numerous animal species. This presentation discusses the diversity of shurbland ecosystems, challenges to biodiversity, and has numerous photographic examples of animal diversity.
Presenter: Megan Jennings
This is a presentation from the Aspen Restoration and Ecology Workshop in 2015. The summary of this presentation is that pure, mature aspen are best for avian species richness and abundance. Specific characteristics of aspen stands that benefit avian species are also discussed.
Presenter: Will Richardson
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