Smoke Management-Related Research
Negative impacts on air quality related to prescribed burning are most prevalent in March and April. New research discloses updated information, new concepts, and increased understanding of the causes and potential mitigation of air quality impairment. Fire is ecologically necessary for healthy Flint Hills rangelands. Identifying ways to minimize air quality impacts is an ongoing process with multiple approaches.
Season of Burn
- Effects of growing-season burning on vigor of the noxious weed sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) in the Kansas Flint Hills. 2016.
- Vegetation responses to season of fire in tallgrass prairie: A 13-year case study.
- Effects of 34 years of experimentally manipulated burn seasons and frequencies on prairie plant composition.
- An efficient method for estimating dormant season grass biomass in tallgrass prairie from ultra-high spatial resolution aerial imaging produced with small unmanned aircraft systems
- Patch burn grazing effects on cattle performance: Research conducted in a working landscape.
- Forbs, grasses, and grassland fire behaviour.
- Browsing and fire decreases dominance of a resprouting shrub in woody encroached grassland.
- Managing fuels while enhancing prairie chicken habitat.
- Recoupling fire and grazing reduces wildland fire fuel loads on rangelands.
- Wildland fire smoke: a guide for public health officials 2019.
- Assessing relative differences in smoke exposure from prescribed, managed, and full suppression wildland fire.
- Characterizing grassland fire activity in the Flint Hills region and air quality using satellite and routine surface monitor data.
- The impact of prescribed fire versus wildfire on the immune and cardiovascular systems of children.
- Volatile organic compound emissions from prescribed burning in tallgrass prairie ecosystems.
- Wildfire smoke and public health risk.