I am most interested in the effects of fire and fire
management in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Current research
is in sagebrush steppe and western juniper woodland
vegetation. Research has been done at widely varying scales
from individual plant response to watershed-scale effects and
has utilized both wildfires and prescribed fires. The overall
goal of the research is a better understanding of the function
of disturbance, and particularly fire, in the dynamics of
Strand, E.K. A. Smith, S. Bunting, L. Vierling, D. Hann, and
P. Gessler. 2006. Wavelet estimation of plant spatial patterns
in multi-temporal aerial photography. 2005. International
Journal of Remote Sensing Paper accepted.
Bunting, S.C., J.L. Kingery and M.A. Schroeder. 2003.
Assessing the restoration potential of altered rangeland
ecosystems in the Interior Columbia Basin. Restoration Ecology
Moreira, F., P.G. Ferreira, F.C. Rego and S. Bunting. 2001.
Landscape changes and breeding bird assemblages in
northwestern Portugal: the role of fire. Landscape Ecology
Murray, M.P., S.C. Bunting and P. Morgan. 2000. Landscape
trends (1753-1993) of whitebark pine forests in the West Big
Hole Range. J. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Res.32:412-418.
Bunting, S.C., R. Robberecht and G.E. Defosse.
1998. Length and timing of grazing on postburn productivity of
two bunchgrasses in an Idaho Experimental Range. International
Journal of Wildland Fire.
Murray, M., S. Bunting and P. Morgan.
1998. Fire History of an isolated subalpine mountain range of
the Intermountain Region, United States. Journal
of Biogeography 25:1-10.
Boo, R.M., D.V. Palaez, S.C. Bunting, O.R.
Elia, and M.D. Mayor. 1997. Effect of fire on woody species in
central semi-arid Argentina. Journal of Arid Environments
Ph.D. - Range Ecology, Texas Tech University
M.S. - Range Ecology, Texas Tech University
B.S. - Forest & Rangeland Management, Colorado State University