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Fire's Effects on Ecosystems

By: LF Debano, PF Ffolliott and DG Neary

333 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Mar 1998 | #73963 | ISBN: 0471163562
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NHBS Price: £183.00 $231/€218 approx

About this book

In four parts. Part One presents an overview of the fundamentals of fire: fuels, dynamics and severity. The second part of the book deals in detail with soils as a biogeochemical system. The penultimate section details fires and other ecological resources: hydrological systems, the effects on vegetation of various types, air and smoke and cultural considerations such as archaeological artifacts and landscape appreciation. The final part of the book deals with practical management issues including economic considerations and the benefits of fire.


Contents

FIRE DYNAMICS. Combustion Processes and Heat Transfer. Fuels and Fire Behavior. SOIL REPONSES. Soil Resource. Physical Soil System. Chemical Soil System. Biological Soil System. RESPONSES OF OTHER RESOURCES. Water. Vegetation. Wetlands and Riparian Ecosystems. Air. Cultural Resources. MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS. Economic Considerations. Fire in Ecosystem Management. Index.

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