Fire EcologyFire Ecology

Fire and litter effects in undisturbed bluestem prairie in Kansas . Ecology 50 : 874-877 . Humphrey , R. R. 1962. Range Ecology . Ronald Press . , New York . Jackson , A. S. 1965. Wildfires in the Great Plains grasslands . Proc .

Author: Henry A. Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471090336


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Regional Silviculture of the United States, 2nd Edition John W. Barrett This is the only regional silviculture text now on the market. It assesses the significant biological, physical, and economic qualities of forest regions in the continental U.S., and their effect on silviculture practices. The first chapter provides an overview of the forests of the U.S. and introduces the topic of social and institutional constraints on silviculture. Subsequent chapters each deal with a specific forest region, are written by a person intimately acquainted with the locality, and follow a regular outline to provide cohesion and facilitate regional comparisons. 1980 551 pp. Forest Ecology, 3rd Edition Stephen H. Spurr and Burton V. Barnes The growing interest and literature in this field created a need for a fresh updating of this classic text. It remains a comprehensive yet highly readable account of real world forests, including ecological aspects of successful forest management. Broad coverage embraces genetics and variation, environmental factors, site, community relations, ecosystem studies, glacial forest history, post-settlement history, compostition and succession. 1980 687 pp. Wildlife Biology, 2nd Edition Raymond F. Dasmann This updated and revised edition of the standard introductory text brings together the principles of ecology and population biology and the practice of wildlife conservation and management. It presents basic information on the value and present status of wild animal life, including a history of human relationships with and attitudes toward wildlife. Examines wildlife within the context of ecosystems, indicating why single-species approaches to conservation and management often fail. 1981 212 pp.

Tropical Fire EcologyTropical Fire Ecology

Climate Change, Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics Mark Cochrane. Rodrõguez-Trejo, D.A. (1998) A brief history of forest ®res in Mexico. International Forest Fire News, 19. Rodrõguez-Trejo, D.A. and S.J. Pyne (1999) Mexican Fires in 1998.

Author: Mark Cochrane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540773818


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The tropics are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are currently the frontier for human settlement. Tropical ecosystems are being converted to agricultural and other land uses at unprecedented rates. Land conversion and maintenance almost always rely on fire and, because of this, fire is now more prevalent in the tropics than anywhere else on Earth. Despite pervasive fire, human settlement and threatened biodiversity, there is little comprehensive information available on fire and its effects in tropical ecosystems. Tropical deforestation, especially in rainforests, has been widely documented for many years. Forests are cut down and allowed to dry before being burned to remove biomass and release nutrients to grow crops. However, fires do not always stop at the borders of cleared forests. Tremendously damaging fires are increasingly spreading into forests that were never evolutionarily prepared for wild fires. The largest fires on the planet in recent decades have occurred in tropical forests and burned millions of hectares in several countries. The numerous ecosystems of the tropics have differing levels of fire resistance, resilience or dependence. At present, there is little appreciation of the seriousness of the wild fire situation in tropical rainforests but there is even less understanding of the role that fire plays in the ecology of many fire adapted tropical ecosystems, such as savannas, grasslands and other forest types.

Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest ForestsFire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests

Questions have been raised about oak woodlands : Is the " ecosystem in jeopardy or is it already too late ? " ( Reed and Sugihara 1987 ) . Their answer was that prescribed fire could be used to reduce the conifer invasions documented by ...

Author: James K Agee

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559632305


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It was once widely believed that landscapes become increasingly stable over time until eventually reaching a climax state of complete stability. In recent years, however, that idea has been challenged by a new understanding of the importance and inevitability of forces such as storms and fires that keep ecosystems in a state of constant change. The dynamics of fire ecology has emerged as a central feature of the new understanding as scientists and land managers redefine traditional assumptions about the growth and development of ecosystems. Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests is a historical, analytical, and ecological approach to the effects and use of fire in Pacific Northwest wildlands. James K. Agee, a leading expert in the emerging field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of the natural forests common to most of the western United States. In addition to examining fire from an ecological perspective, he provides insight into its historical and cultural aspects, and also touches on some of the political issues that influence the use and control of fire in the United States. In addition to serving as a sourcebook for natural area managers interested in restoring or maintaining fire regimes in Pacific Northwest wildlands, this volume provides an essential base of knowledge for all others interested in wildland management who wish to understand the ecological effects of fire. Although the chapters on the ecology of specific forest zones focus on the Pacific Northwest, much of the book addresses issues not unique to that region.

Fire Ecology and Management of the Major Ecosystems of Southern UtahFire Ecology and Management of the Major Ecosystems of Southern Utah

i Fire Ecology and Management of the Major Ecosystems of Southern. Authors Sharon M. Hood is a Forester with the Rocky Mountain Research Station at the Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula , Montana . She completed a B.S. in forestry ...



ISBN: MINN:31951D02866181V


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This document provides managers with a literature synthesis of the historical conditions, current conditions, fire regime condition classes (FRCC), and recommended treatments for the major ecosystems in southern Utah. Sections are by ecosystems and include: 1) coniferous forests (ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, and Engelmann spruce-subalpine fir), 2) aspen, 3) pinyon-juniper, 4) big and black sagebrush, and 5) desert shrubs (creosotebush, blackbrush, and interior chaparral). Southern Utah is at the ecological crossroads for much of the western United States. It contains steep environmental gradients and a broad range of fuels and fire regimes associated with vegetation types representative of the Rocky Mountains, the Great Basin, Northern Arizona and New Mexico, and the Mohave Desert. The Southern Utah Demonstration Area consists of contiguous state and federal lands within the administrative boundaries of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fishlake and Dixie National Forests, National Park Sevice, and State of Utah, roughly encompassing the southern 15 percent of Utah (3.24 million ha). The vegetation types described are similar in species composition, stand structure, and ecologic function, including fire regime to vegetation types found on hundreds of millions of hectares in the 11 western states.

Fire Ecology of the Forest Habitat Types of Northern IdahoFire Ecology of the Forest Habitat Types of Northern Idaho

The description of fire ecology in this report is offered as a general guide . Since fire regime depends partly on vegetation , it can be linked to habitat type and therefore to fire group ; however , it is also strongly influenced by ...

Author: Jane Kapler Smith


ISBN: MINN:31951D03009598V


Page: 142

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Provides information on fire ecology in forest habitat and community types occurring in northern Idaho. Identifies fire groups based on presettlement fire regimes and patterns of succession and stand development after fire. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire management.

Fire Ecology of Western Montana Forest Habitat TypesFire Ecology of Western Montana Forest Habitat Types

Wright , H. A .; Bailey , A. W. Fire ecology and prescribed burning in the Great Plains - a research review . General Technical Report INT - 77 . Ogden , UT : U.S. Department of Agriculture , Forest Service , Intermountain Forest and ...

Author: William C. Fischer


ISBN: MINN:31951D03001335V


Page: 95

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Provides information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types in western Montana. Identifies Fire Groups of habitat types based on fire's role in forest succession. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire management.

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested EcosystemsFire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems

Chapter 8 Fire Ecology of Rocky Mountain Forests Sharon M. Hood, Brian J. Harvey, Paula J. Fornwalt, Cameron E. Naficy, Winslow D. Hansen, Kimberley T. Davis, Mike A. Battaglia, Camille S. Stevens-Rumann, and Victoria Ann Saab Abstract ...

Author: Cathryn H. Greenberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030732677


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This edited volume presents original scientific research and knowledge synthesis covering the past, present, and potential future fire ecology of major US forest types, with implications for forest management in a changing climate. The editors and authors highlight broad patterns among ecoregions and forest types, as well as detailed information for individual ecoregions, for fire frequencies and severities, fire effects on tree mortality and regeneration, and levels of fire-dependency by plant and animal communities. The foreword addresses emerging ecological and fire management challenges for forests, in relation to sustainable development goals as highlighted in recent government reports. An introductory chapter highlights patterns of variation in frequencies, severities, scales, and spatial patterns of fire across ecoregions and among forested ecosystems across the US in relation to climate, fuels, topography and soils, ignition sources (lightning or anthropogenic), and vegetation. Separate chapters by respected experts delve into the fire ecology of major forest types within US ecoregions, with a focus on the level of plant and animal fire-dependency, and the role of fire in maintaining forest composition and structure. The regional chapters also include discussion of historic natural (lightning-ignited) and anthropogenic (Native American; settlers) fire regimes, current fire regimes as influenced by recent decades of fire suppression and land use history, and fire management in relation to ecosystem integrity and restoration, wildfire threat, and climate change. The summary chapter combines the major points of each chapter, in a synthesis of US-wide fire ecology and forest management into the future. This book provides current, organized, readily accessible information for the conservation community, land managers, scientists, students and educators, and others interested in how fire behavior and effects on structure and composition differ among ecoregions and forest types, and what that means for forest management today and in the future.

Fire Ecology of the Forest Habitat Types of Eastern Idaho and Western WyomingFire Ecology of the Forest Habitat Types of Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming

FIRE USE CONSIDERATIONS Fire management applications of fire ecology information are presented at the end of each Fire Group discussion . The possible use of fire to accomplish certain resource management objectives is suggested in ...

Author: Anne F. Bradley


ISBN: MINN:31951D03009628C


Page: 92

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