Threats and Stressors

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

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

SDMMP16 Post-Fire Monitoring

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
Project Protocol
Strategic Elements
Budget year: pre FY15-1
Project Location
County: Baja California, San Diego
General: Central-central, Central-west, South-central, South-west
MU: 10, 3, 4, 6, 9
Reports
Reports Available: Yes
Final Report Date: 2010-05-01
File name Lead Author Year Type
Bat communities of Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve and Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve before and after 2003 wildfires Rochester, Carlton; Backlin, Adam R.; Stokes, Drew; Mitrovich, Milan; Brehme, Cheryl; Fisher, Robert N. 2010 report
Effects of large-scale wildfire on carnivores in San Diego County, California 2010 report
Effects of large-scale wildfire on the scorpion and solifugid Communities on the San Diego MSCP Region 2010 report
Effects of large-scale wildfires on rodents in Southern California journal article
Fire driven alien invasion in a fire-adapted ecosystem Keeley, Jon; Brennan, Teresa report
Plant Community Responses to Large-scale wildfires at four wildlife areas in southern California Rochester, Carlton; Mitrovich, Milan; Clark, Denise; Mendelsohn, Mark; Stokes, Drew; Fisher, Robert N. 2010 report
Reptile and Amphibian Responses to Large-scale Wildfires in Southern California Rochester, Carlton; Brehme, Cheryl; Clark, Denise; Stokes, Drew; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N. 2010 journal article
Response and Recovery of Faunal and Floral Communities to the 2003 and 2007 San Diego Wildfires 2010 powerpoint presentation
Response of Southern California chaparral communities burned in 2003 fire storm to the subsequent re-burn by the 2007 Poomacha and Witch Fires Keeley, Jon; Brennan, Teresa report
Responses in Bird Communities to Wildland Fires in Southern Calilfornia Mendelsohn, Mark; Brehme, Cheryl; Rochester, Carlton; Stokes, Drew; Hathaway, Stacie; Fisher, Robert N. 2008 journal article
The Response and Recovery of Animals and Plants to the 2003 and 2007 San Diego County Wildfires 2010 fact sheet