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Fire in Tropical Savannas: The Kapalga Experiment

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 169

Edited By: A N Andersen, G D Cook and R J Williams

195 pages, B/w photos, figs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141681 | ISBN: 038700291X
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About this book

The ten year research program and the Kapalga fire experiment at CSIRO in Australia has provided a wealth of knowledge about savanna ecosystems and the critical but poorly understood role of fire. Contributors discuss fire in relation to rainfall, groundwater, and the mammals and plants in the ecology and management of ecosystems.


Contents

Preface * Introduction * Kapalga and the Fire Experiment * Fire Behaviour * Fuel Dynamics, Nutrients and Atmospheric Chemistry * Streams * Vegetation * Arthropods * Terrestrial Vertebrates * Synthesis: Fire Ecology and Adaptive Conservation Management * References.


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