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Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
Title: Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
Title abbreviated: FEIS
Creator: United States Department of Agriculture / Forest Service / Rocky Mountain Research Station / Fire Sciences Laboratory <Missoula, Mont.>
Abstract: FEIS provides up-to-date information about fire effects on plants and animals. It was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana. The FEIS database contains literature reviews, taken from current English-language literature of about 900 plant species, 7 lichen species, about 100 wildlife species and 10 research project summaries, and 16 Kuchler plant communities of North America. The emphasis of each review and summary is fire and how it affects each species. Background information on taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and ecology of each species is also included. Reviews are thoroughly documented, and each contains a complete bibliography. Managers from several land management agencies (United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service) identified the species to be included in the database. Those agencies funded the original work and continue to support maintenance and updating of the database. FEIS staff accessions current English-language literature for FEIS literature reviews by searching scientific abstracts including Agricola, Current Contents, Current Titles in Wildland Fire, Ecodisc, Ecological Abstracts, Forestry Abstracts, Georef, and Water Resources Abstracts. Tables of Content from refereed scientific journals and government publication lists are also regularly searched for pertinent literature. [Information of the supplier]
Table of contents: FEIS Reviews / Animal species / Lichen species / Plant species / Kuchler potential natural vegetation types / Research project summaries / Fire Citation Database / Citation Retrieval System
Subject: Specific factors affecting ecology (577.2)
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Spatial coverage: North America
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website; database
Resource type: Literature databases;
Factual databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2013-08-14
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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