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Fire and Plants

Series: Population and Community Biology Series Volume: 14

By: WJ Bond and B van Wilgen

263 pages, 10 b/w photos, 8 col & 68 line illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #43279 | ISBN: 0412475405
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Large regions of the world are regularly burnt either deliberately or naturally. This book attempts the first coherent conceptual synthesis of the field for researchers, lacking until now despite the widespread occurrence of such fire prone ecosystems, and the considerable body of research on plant population biology in relation to fire.


Introduction; why and how do ecosystems burn?; surviving fires - vegetative and reproductive responses; plant demography and fire 1 - interval-dependent effects; plant demography and fires 2 - event-dependent effects; fire and the evolutionary ecology of plants; fire, competition and the organization of communities; fire and management; fire and the ecology of a changing world.

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