Cyhoeddiadau - Publications

In the following list co-authors who, at the time of writing, were graduate students are shown in italics, undergraduate students are shown underlined and post-docs underlined italics.

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Published papers

Grau R., Davies G.M., Waldron S., Scott M. & Gray A. (2017). Leaving moss and litter layers undisturbed reduces the short-term environmental consequences of heathland managed burns. Journal of Environmental Management 204, 102-110 [DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.08.017].

Mitchell R.M., Bakker J.D., Vincent J.B. & Davies G.M. (2017). Relative importance of abiotic, biotic, and disturbance drivers of plant community structure in the sagebrush steppe. Ecological Applications 27, 756–768. [DOI: 10.1002/eap.1479].

Davies G.M., Kettridge N., Stoof C.R., Gray A., Ascoli D., Fernandes P.M., Marrs R., Allen K.A., Doerr S.H., Clay G., McMorrow J. & Vandvik V. (2016). Informed debate on the use of fire for peatland management means acknowledging the complexity of socio-ecological systems. Nature Conservation 16, 59-77. [DOI: 10.3897/natureconservation.16.10739].

Davies G.M. & Legg C.J. (2016). Regional variation in fire weather controls the reported occurrence of Scottish wildfires. PeerJ, 4, e2649. [DOI:10.7717/peerj.2649].

Davies G.M., Kettridge N., Stoof C.R., Gray A., Ascoli D., Fernandes P.M., Marrs R., Allen K.A., Doerr S.H., Clay G., McMorrow J. & Vandvik V. (2016). The peatland vegetation burning debate: keep scientific critique in perspective. A response to Brown et al. and Douglas et al Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20160434. [DOI:10.1098/rstb.2016.0434].
- Comments this paper responds to: Brown et al. and Douglas et al.

Davies G.M., Kettridge N., Stoof C.R., Gray A., Ascoli D., Fernandes P.M., Marrs R., Allen K.A., Doerr S.H., Clay G., McMorrow J. & Vandvik V. (2016). The role of fire in U.K peatland and moorland management; the need for informed, unbiased debate. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150342. [DOI:10.1098/rstb.2015.0342].

Davies G.M., Stoof C.R., Kettridge N. & Gray A. (2016). Comment on: Vegetation burning for game management in the UK uplands is increasing and overlaps spatially with soil carbon and protected areas. Biological Conservation, 195, 293–294. [DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.01.002]
- My informal critique on the authors' response is available on my twitter feed (no it's not peer-reviewed!)

Davies G.M., Domènech R., Gray A. & Johnson P.C.D. (2016). Vegetation structure and fire weather influence variation in burn severity and fuel consumption during peatland wildfires. Biogeosciences, 13, 389-398 [DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-389-2016]
- A detailed method and a recording sheet for the Peatland Composite Burn Index (pCBI) methodology are available in this paper's supplement

Davies G.M. & Gray A. (2015). Don’t let spurious accusations of pseudoreplication limit our ability to learn from natural experiments (and other messy kinds of ecological monitoring). Ecology and Evolution, 5, 5295-5304. [DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1782]

Davies G.M. & Bodart J. (2015). Changes in vegetation composition and diversity following livestock removal along an upland elevational gradient. iForest, 8, 582-589. [DOI: 10.3832/ifor1557-008]

Dettweiler-Robinson E., Bakker J.D., Evans J.R., Newsome H., Davies G.M., Wirth T.A., Pyke D.A., Easterly R.T., Salstrom D. & Dunwiddie P.W. (2013). Outplanting Wyoming big sagebrush following wildfire: stock performance and economics. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 66, 657-666. [DOI: 10.2111/REM-D-12-00114.1]

Davies G.M., Gray A., Rein G. & Legg C.J. (2013). Peat consumption and carbon loss due to smouldering wildfire in a temperate peatland. Forest Ecology and Management, 308, 136-144. [DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.07.051] - See news coverage of this article

Fernandes P.M., Davies G.M., Ascoli D., Fernández C., Moreira F., Rigolot E., Stoof C.R., Vega J.A. & Molina D. (2013). Prescribed burning in southern Europe: developing fire management in a dynamic landscape. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11, e4–e14.[DOI: 10.1890/120298]

Davies G.M., Bakker J.D., Dettweiler-Robinson E., Dunwiddie P.W., Hall S.A., Downs J. & Evans J.R. (2012). Trajectories of change in sagebrush-steppe vegetation communities in relation to multiple wildfires. Ecological Applications, 22, 1562-1577. [DOI: 10.1890/10-2089.1] (PDF available from JFSP)

Rivera J., Davies G.M. & Jahn W. (2012) Flammability and the heat of combustion of natural fuels: a review. Combustion Science and Technology, 184, 224-242. [DOI: 10.1080/00102202.2011.630332]

Davies G.M. & Legg C.J. (2011). Fuel moisture thresholds in the flammability of Calluna vulgaris. Fire Technology, 47, 421-436. [DOI: 10.1007/s10694-010-0162-0]

Davies G.M., O'Hara R., Smith A.A., MacDonald A. & Legg C.J. (2010). Winter desiccation and rapid changes in the live fuel moisture content of Calluna vulgaris. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 3, 289-299. [DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2010.544335]

Davies G.M., Pollard L. & Mwenda M.D. (2010). Perceptions of land-degradation, forest restoration and fire management: a case study from northern Malawi. Land Degradation and Development, 21, 546-556. [DOI: 10.1002/ldr.995]

Davies G.M., Smith A.A., McDonald A.J., Bakker J.D. & Legg C.J. (2010). Fire intensity, fire severity and ecosystem response in heathlands: factors affecting the regeneration of Calluna vulgaris. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 356-365. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01774.x]

Legg C.J., Davies G.M. & Gray A. (2010). Comment on "Burning management and carbon sequestration of upland heather moorland in the UK". Australian Journal of Soil Research, 48, 100-103. [DOI: 10.1071/SR09166C]

Davies G.M., Legg C.J., Smith A.A. & McDonald A.J. (2009). Rate of spread of fires in Calluna vulgaris-dominated moorlands. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46, 1054-1063. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01681.x]

Davies G.M. & Legg C.J. (2008). The effect of traditional management burning on lichen diversity. Applied Vegetation Science, 11, 529-538. [DOI: 10.3170/2008-7-18566]

Davies G.M., Gray A., Hamilton A. & Legg C.J. (2008). The future of fire management in the British uplands. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management, 4, 127-147. [DOI: 10.3843/Biodiv.4.3:1 ]

Davies G.M., Legg C.J., Hamilton A. & Smith A.A. (2008). Using visual obstruction to estimate fuel load and structure: the ‘FuelRule' technique. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17, 380-389. [DOI: 10.1071/WF07021]

Davies G.M., Legg C.L., Smith A.A. & MacDonald A. (2006). Developing shrub fire behaviour models in an oceanic climate: Burning in the British Uplands. Forest Ecology and Management, 234, Supplement 1, S107. [DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.08.143] (Full paper available here)

Kitchen K., Marno P., Legg C., Bruce M. & Davies G.M. (2006). Developing a fire danger rating system for the UK. Forest Ecology and Management, 234, Supplement 1, S21. [DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.08.037]


Book chapters

Davies G.M. (2013). Understanding fire regimes and fires’ ecological effects. In: Belcher C.M. (Ed.) Fire Phenomena and the Earth System: An Interdisciplinary Guide to Fire Science. Wiley: London.

Krivtsov V., Davies G.M., Legg C., Valor T. & Gray A. (2011). Peat moisture in relation to meteorological factors: monitoring, modelling and implications for the application of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System. In: Lang P.R. & Lombargo F.S. (Eds.) Atmospheric Turbulence, Meteorological Modeling and Aerodynamics. Nova Science Publishers: Hauppauge.


Reports and proceedings

Davies G.M., Gray A., Domenech Jardi R. & Johnson P. (2014). Variation in peatland wildfire severity – implications for ecosystem carbon dynamics. In: Viegas D.X. (Ed.) Advances in Forest Fire Research. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Grau R., Davies G.M., Waldron S., Gray A. & Bruce M. (2014). Fuel and climate controls on peatland fire severity. In: Viegas D.X. (Ed.) Advances in Forest Fire Research. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Davies G.M. & Bodart J. (2014). Changes in vegetation composition and diversity following stock-removal on Linshaw Knowe and Hartfell. Report to the Borders Forest Trust.

Davies G.M. (2014). Corehead orchard tree establishment and grazing damage survey. Report to the Borders Forest Trust.

Bakker J.D., Dunwiddie P.W., Hall S.A., Evans J.R., Davies G.M. & Dettweiler-Robinson E. (2012). Vegetation impacts of recurring fires on Sagebrush ecosystems in Washington: implications for conservation and rehabilitation. Final Report JFSP Project 08-1-5-20.

Legg C.J. & Davies G.M. (2009). What determines fire occurrence, fire behaviour and fire effects in heathlands? In: (ed. Alonso I.) Managing Heathlands in the Face of Climate Change. Proceedings of the 10th National Heathland Conference, 9th-11th September 2008, University of York. Natural England Commissioned Report, Number 014.

Legg C.J. & Davies G.M. (2009). FireBeaters Phase II Report. Unpublished report to Scottish Natural Heritage.

Krivtsov V., Gray A., Valor T., Legg C.J. & Davies G.M. (2008). The fuel moisture content of peat as a fuel in relation to meteorological factors. In: (eds. J. de la Heras, C.A. Brebbia, D.X. Viegas & V. Leone). Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires. WIT Transactions on Ecology and Environment Vol. 119. [DOI: 10.2495/FIVA080201]

Davies G.M. & Legg C.J. (2008). Developing a live fuel moisture for fire danger rating in heather moorlands. In: (eds. J. de la Heras, C.A. Brebbia, D.X. Viegas & V. Leone). Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires. WIT Transactions on Ecology and Environment Vol. 119. [DOI: 10.2495/FIVA080231]

Legg C.J., Davies G.M., Kitchen K. & Marno P. (2007). Developing a Fire Danger Rating System for the UK: FireBeaters Phase I final report. Report to the Scottish Wildfire Forum.

Legg C.J., Bruce M. & Davies G.M. (2006). Country Report for the United Kingdom. International Forest Fire News, 34.

Gray A., Legg C.J., Davies G.M., Rein G., Riveria J. & Torero J.L. (2006). Peat fuel moisture and fire behaviour: a literature review. Unpublished report to the Met Office.

Davies G.M. (2004). The Bradda Head Fire. Unpublished report to the Isle of Mann Government Department Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry.


Selected recent conference and seminar presentations
Invited/plenary presentations are marked *

*Davies G.M. (2016). Understanding how disturbances affect the ecological structure and function of peat bogs Fourth Annual Kent State University Water and Land Symposium. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 5th-6th October 2016.

Davies G.M. Brigner L. & Bergefurd B. (2016). Understanding controls on fruit production in wild pawpaw patches Fourth International Pawpaw Conference. Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky, 2nd-3rd September 2016.

*Davies G.M. (2016). The science of peatland restoration: challenges for Cranberry Bog. Buckeye Lake Interesting Speaker Series. Buckeye Lake Historical Society Museum, Ohio, 21st May 2016.

Brigner L. & Davies G.M. (2016). Poor pawpaw production in woodland patches – what’s the explanation? [poster] Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 15th-16th April 2016.

Muller T., Dalglish C., Forrest D., Davies G.M., McConnel A. & Bishop P. (2015). Do ancient maps show ancient woodlands? [poster] British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, EICC, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13th-16th December 2015.

Grau R., Davies G.M., Waldron S., Gray A. & Scott M. (2015). Climate controls on fire severity and post-fire vegetation regeneration. Fuegored International Meeting 2015, Universidad de Málaga - Andalucía Tech, Malaga, Spain, 18th-21st November 2015.

*Grau R., Davies G.M., Waldron S. & Legg C.J. (2015). Moisture codes of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System could be used to forecast the flammability of key moorland fuels. Wildfires 2015: the UK wildfire prevention conference. Cambusland, Scotland, U.K., November 10th-11th 2015.

Davies G.M., Legg C.J. & Bruce M. (2015). Scotland should use the Fine Fuel Moisture Code to forecast periods of potentially high wildfire activity [poster]. Wildfires 2015: the UK wildfire prevention conference. Cambusland, Scotland, U.K., November 10th-11th 2015.

*Davies G.M., Dettweiler-Robinson E., Dunwiddie P. & Bakker J.D. (2015). Tracking post-wildfire states and transitions in the sagebrush-steppe. Restoring the West: restoration and fire in the Interior West. Logan, Utah, October 28th - 29th 2015.

*Davies G.M., Grau R., Gray A. & Domenech Jardi R. (2015). Ground fuels are the key to understanding peatland wildfire severity. 5th International Conference of Fire Effects on Soil Properties. Dublin, Eire, 14th - 17th July 2015.

Davies G.M., Gray A., Domenech Jardi R. & Johnson P. (2014). Variation in peatland wildfire severity – implications for ecosystem carbon dynamics. VII International Conference on Forest Fire Research. Coimbra, Portugal, 14th - 21st November, 2014.

*Davies G.M., Gray A. & Grau R. (2014). Fire regimes on temperate peatlands – why we worry about moss. Wildland Fire Canada. Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 7th - 9th 2014.

Davies G.M., Gray A., Domench Jardi R. & Johnson P. (2013). Variation in fire severity and the ecological impact of wildfires. Wildfire 2013, Cardiff, U.K., 22 - 23 October 2013.

Davies G.M. (2013). Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic and the management of the Scottish uplands. School of Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Seminar. Dumfries, UK, 22nd May 2013

*Davies G.M., Domenech Jardi R. & Gray A. (2013). Wildfire severity and moorland carbon dynamics. Knowledge for Wildfire (KfWf) seminar. Manchester, UK, 27th February 2012.

Davies G.M., Dettweiler-Robinson E., Dunwiddie P. & Bakker J.D. (2012). Tracking vegetation states and transitions in response to multiple wildfires in the sagebrush-steppe. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting. Birmingham, UK, 17th - 20th December 2012.

Davies G.M., Rein G., Rivera J. & Legg. C.J. (2012). Fuel consumption and carbon loss from a smouldering wildfire. Workshop on Smouldering Wildfires and the Earth System, Edinburgh, 27th July 2012.

Davies G.M., Bakker J., Dettweiler-Robinson E., Evans J., Dunwiddie P.W., Downs J. & Marsh M. (2011). Patterns and drivers of long-term change in sagebrush-steppe vegetation communities. International Association for Vegetation Science Annual Symposium. Vegetation in and around water: patterns, processes and threats. Lyon, France, 20th - 24th June 2011.

Davies G.M., Bakker J., Dettweiler-Robinson E., Evans J., Dunwiddie P.W., Downs J. & Marsh M. (2011). Using multivariate control charts to communicate long-term changes in sagebrush-steppe vegetation communities [poster]. Columbia Basin Landscapes Workshop: Linking Science and Management to Improve Restoration Success in the Shrub Steppe. Kennewick, WA, 26th - 28th April 2011.


Theses

Davies G.M. (2006). Fire behaviour and impact on heather moorlands. PhD Thesis, The University of Edinburgh.

Davies G.M. (2002). The impact of muirburning on lichen diversity. MSc. Thesis, The University of Edinburgh.


In review or preparation

Grau R., Davies G.M., Gray A., Scott M. & Waldron S. (in review). Fire severity is more sensitive to low fuel moisture content on Calluna heathlands than on peat bogs. Science of the Total Environment.

Grau R., Gray A. & Davies G.M. (in review). Sphagnum abundance and photosynthetic capacity show rapid short-term recovery following managed burning. Plant Ecology and Diversity

Davies G.M., Bakker J.D., Dettweiler-Robinson E., Dunwiddie P.W., Wainwright C.E. & Wilderman D. (in review). Tracking sagebrush-steppe community dynamics and quantifying ecosystem resilience following repeated wildfires. Journal of Applied Ecology

Davies G.M. & Goebel P.C. & (submission pending). Conifer plantations should be managed as complex novel ecosystems. Peerage of Science.