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Fire and Vegetation Dynamics: Studies from the North American Boreal Forest

Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology

By: EA Johnson

129 pages, line illus, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 1996 | #50866 | ISBN: 0521349435
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Hardback | Aug 1992 | #16439 | ISBN: 0521341515
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About this book

The causal connection between the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences is poorly understood. This book sets out to correct this deficiency by assembling the relevant studies of fire intensity, rate of spread, fuel consumption, fire frequency and fire weather in the North American boreal forest.

Recommended for advanced undergraduates, graduates, and faculty/researchers with a basic background in population and community ecology. M.G. Messina, Choice ...very well written...This short work should facilitate communication between fire managers and fire ecologists, and would be useful as a text for a seminar in fire ecology, as the bibliography is extensive and appropriate. I recommend this book to all serious students of fire, whether or not they work in the boreal forest." Jane H. Bock, Plant Science Bulletin


Preface; 1. Fire and the boreal forest: the process and the response; 2. Fires and climate; 3. Forest fire behaviour; 4. Fire intensity; 5. Duff consumption; 6. Fire history and landscape pattern; 7. Fire and the population dynamics of boreal trees; 8. Conclusion; References; Index.

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