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Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies

Edited By: Artemi Cerda and Peter R Robichaud

589 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | May 2009 | #173069 | ISBN-13: 9781578085262
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NHBS Price: £93.00 $119/€101 approx

About this book

In this book, the collected expertise of over 50 international scientists provides a global view of fire effects on soil and potential mitigation of those effects for use by scientists, policymakers, land managers, and students. Recent post-fire rehabilitation and restoration efforts are presented in regional examples from North and South America, Europe, and Australia.


Contents

Forest Fire in the Fossil Recordi? SECTION I: FIRE EFFECTS ON SOIL: Forest Fire Effects on Geomorphic Processes; Fire Effects on Soil Infiltration; Physical and Chemical Effects of Fire on Soil; Forest Fire Effects on Soil Microbiology; Soil Erosion after Forest Fire; Soil Water Repellency: A Key Factor in Post-fire Erosion; Effects of Fire on Forest Nutrient Cycles; The Effect of Forest Fire on Vegetationi? SECTION II: REHABILITATION AND RESTORATION STRATEGIES: Post-fire Stabilization and Rehabilitation; Non-native and Native Seeding; Using Erosion Barriers for Post-fire Stabilization; Post-fire Mulching; Long-term Restoration Strategies and Techniquesi? SECTION III: REGIONAL STRATEGIES: The Portuguese Experience in Managing Fire Effects; Effects of Forest Fires and Post-fire Rehabilitation: A Colorado Case Study; Fire Landscape in Canada: How to Restore or Prevent Them; Fire, Catchment Runoff and Erosion Processes, and Post-fire Rehabilitation Programs: Recent Australian Experience; Rehabilitation Strategies after Fire: The California Experience; Fire Disturbance Regimes, Ecosystem Recovery and Restoration Strategies in Mediterranean and Temperate Regions of Chile; Summary and Remarks

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