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Fire and Vegetation Dynamics Studies from the North American Boreal Forest

By: EA Johnson
129 pages, line illus, figs, tabs
Fire and Vegetation Dynamics
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  • Fire and Vegetation Dynamics ISBN: 9780521349437 Paperback Jun 1996 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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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.


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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By: EA Johnson
129 pages, line illus, figs, tabs
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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
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