Behavior and Ecological Effects
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Forest Fires by Edward A. Johnson
Book DescriptionEven before the myth of Prometheus, fire played a crucial ecological role around the world. Numerous plant communities depend on fire to generate species diversity in both time and space. Without fire such ecosystems would become sterile monocultures. Recent efforts to prohibit fire in fire dependent communities have contributed to more intense and more damaging fires. For these reasons, foresters, ecologists, land managers, geographers, and environmental scientists are interested in the behavior and ecological effects of fires. This book will be the first to focus on the chemistry and physics of fire as it relates to the ways in which fire behaves and the impacts it has on ecosystem function. Leading international contributors have been recruited by the editors to prepare a didactic text/reference that will appeal to both advanced students and practicing professionals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123866608
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Edward A. Johnson
Biogeoscience Approach to Ecosystems, Hardback (October 2016)
Integrates geoscience and ecology, focusing on connections in ecological, geospheric, hydrospheric and atmospheric processes in ecosystems.
Environmental Education and Advocacy, Paperback (June 2009)
This book brings together ecologists, environmental philosophers and educators to address concerns over advocacy in environmental education.
Plant Disturbance Ecology, Hardback (November 2006)
Includes chapters on the disturbance processes, how the disturbance causes necrosis or death to individuals, and their effects on population or community processes. This work provides an introduction to the physical disturbance processes, while ecologists relate this information to the way the vegetation responds to the disturbances.
Fire and Vegetation Dynamics, Paperback (June 1996)» View all books by Edward A. Johnson
A technical introduction to the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences, using examples from the North American boreal forest.
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