San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Threats and Stressors
Continued Investigation into the Response and Recovery of Plants and Animals from the 2003 and 2007 San Diego Wildfires

Project description

This study involves sampling terrestrial biodiversity at pitfall arrays at each of the four original pitfall trapping study sites that were sampled after the 2003 wildfires. Additionally, the USGS will conduct surveys at the San Diego Wild Animal Park which burned completely during the 2007 wildfires. This study involves synthesizing what has been learned over the course of a multi-taxa multi-year investigation of the response and recovery of plants and animals to the 2003 and 2007 wildfires in San Diego County.

Project groups


Project Group: Post-Fire Monitoring

Project location

County: Baja California, San Diego

General: Central-central, Central-west, South-central, South-west

MU: 10, 3, 4, 6, 9

Project focus

Project type: Monitoring

Investigator: Robert N. Fisher

Main implementing entity: U.S. Geological Survey

Point of contact: Carlton Rochester

SDMMP lead: Chris Brown

Study lead: Carlton Rochester

Strategic elements

Budget year: pre FY15-1; Work plan objectives number:

Files and Documents

2010 Bat communities of Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve and Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve before and after 2003 wildfires

Author(s):Rochester, Carlton; Backlin, Adam R.; Stokes, Drew; Mitrovich, Milan; Brehme, Cheryl; Fisher, Robert N.

Fire driven alien invasion in a fire-adapted ecosystem

Author(s):Keeley, Jon; Brennan, Teresa

2010 Plant Community Responses to Large-scale wildfires at four wildlife areas in southern California

Author(s):Rochester, Carlton; Mitrovich, Milan; Clark, Denise; Mendelsohn, Mark; Stokes, Drew; Fisher, Robert N.

2010 Reptile and Amphibian Responses to Large-scale Wildfires in Southern California

Author(s):Rochester, Carlton; Brehme, Cheryl; Clark, Denise; Stokes, Drew; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N.

2008 Responses in Bird Communities to Wildland Fires in Southern Calilfornia

Author(s):Mendelsohn, Mark; Brehme, Cheryl; Rochester, Carlton; Stokes, Drew; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N.