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

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Publisher Comments:

This book assembles the relevant studies of fire intensity, rate of spread, fuel consumption, fire frequency, and fire weather in the North American boreal forest. The central thesis is that the North American boreal forest has at least four wildfire characteristics that are important in understanding the dynamics of its plant populations: the large size of the burns with respect to dispersal distances; the short recurrence time of fire with respect to tree lifespans; the high mortality of plants due to the predominance of crown fires; and a good germination surface due to the large area of the forest floor that is covered by ash.

Synopsis:

It is almost dogma that the boreal forest in North America is a fire dependent forest, yet ecologists often do not consider in any technical detail how forest fires affect individual plants and plant populations. This text sets out to correct this deficiency by assembling the relevant studies.

Synopsis:

A technical introduction to the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences, using examples from the North American boreal forest.

Table of Contents

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521349437
Editor:
Birks, H. J. B.
Editor:
Wiens, J. A.
Editor:
Birks, H. J. B.
Editor:
Wiens, J. A.
Author:
Wiens, J. A.
Author:
Johnson, Edward A.
Author:
Birks, H. J. B.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Forests and forestry
Subject:
Forest fires
Subject:
Vegetation dynamics -- North America.
Subject:
Fire ecology -- North America.
Subject:
Taiga ecology -- North America.
Subject:
Forest fires -- Environmental aspects -- North America.
Subject:
Trees -- North America -- Ecology.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Forest Ecology
Subject:
Taiga ecology--North America Taiga ecology--N
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Natural Resources
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
51 b/w illus.
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.89x5.96x.34 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521349437 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , It is almost dogma that the boreal forest in North America is a fire dependent forest, yet ecologists often do not consider in any technical detail how forest fires affect individual plants and plant populations. This text sets out to correct this deficiency by assembling the relevant studies.
"Synopsis" by , A technical introduction to the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences, using examples from the North American boreal forest.
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