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Short-term effects of a large disturbance event on streams in the Stanislaus National Forest, California

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dc.contributor.advisor Cover, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Gleaves, Sue Ellen
dc.contributor.other Wooley, Stuart
dc.contributor.other Kelly, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-08T17:25:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-08T17:25:17Z
dc.date.created 2017 August en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-08-08
dc.identifier.other Master of Science in Ecology and Sustainability en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://scholarworks.csustan.edu/handle/011235813/1163
dc.description.abstract I investigated the short-term effects of wildland fire of varying severity on streams. I compared my results to similar studies on western fires to provide a snapshot of post fire stream recovery. Physical variables, algal growth, and benthic macroinvertebrates were compared across high burn (canopy removed), low burn (intact canopy with understory removed), and no burn streams. The high burn stream had the lowest canopy cover and microalgae presence and the highest temperature, increased sandy substrate, macroalgae, and greater invertebrate abundance compared with the low and no burn streams. Results showed increased primary productivity by macroalgae and increased secondary productivity by invertebrates in the high burn stream. Since wildland fires in the west are predicted to become more frequent and intense, this study provides a foundation for understanding short term wildland fire effects and how to better manage these areas. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Short-term effects of a large disturbance event on streams in the Stanislaus National Forest, California en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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