The Ecological Importance of Mixed Severity Fires

The Ecological Importance of Mixed Severity Fires
Author: Dominick A DellaSala,Chad T. Hanson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-06-08
ISBN 10: 0128027606
ISBN 13: 9780128027608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ecological Importance of High-Severity Fires, presents information on the current paradigm shift in the way people think about wildfire and ecosystems. While much of the current forest management in fire-adapted ecosystems, especially forests, is focused on fire prevention and suppression, little has been reported on the ecological role of fire, and nothing has been presented on the importance of high-severity fire with regards to the maintenance of native biodiversity and fire-dependent ecosystems and species. This text fills that void, providing a comprehensive reference for documenting and synthesizing fire's ecological role. Offers the first reference written on mixed- and high-severity fires and their relevance for biodiversity Contains a broad synthesis of the ecology of mixed- and high-severity fires covering such topics as vegetation, birds, mammals, insects, aquatics, and management actions Explores the conservation vs. public controversy issues around megafires in a rapidly warming world

Firestorm

Firestorm
Author: Edward Struzik
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 1610918185
ISBN 13: 9781610918183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Firestorm Book Review:

"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists." --New York Times Book Review "Comprehensive and compelling." --Booklist "A powerful message." --Kirkus "Should be required reading." --Library Journal In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace. In Firestorm, Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. It's possible for us to flourish in the coming age of megafires--but it will take a radical new approach that requires acknowledging that fires are no longer avoidable. Living with fire also means, Struzik reveals, that we must better understand how the surprising, far-reaching impacts of these massive fires will linger long after the smoke eventually clears.

Smokescreen

Smokescreen
Author: Chad T. Hanson
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 0813181054
ISBN 13: 9780813181059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Smokescreen cuts through years of misunderstanding and misdirection to make an impassioned, evidence-based argument for a new era of forest management for the sake of the planet and the human race. Natural fires are as essential as sun and rain in fire-adapted forests, but as humans encroach on wild spaces, fear, arrogance, and greed have shaped the way that people view these regenerative events and given rise to misinformation that threatens whole ecosystems as well as humanity's chances of overcoming the climate crisis. Scientist and activist Chad T. Hanson explains how natural alarm over wildfire has been marshaled to advance corporate and political agendas, notably those of the logging industry. He also shows that, in stark contrast to the fear-driven narrative around these events, contemporary research has demonstrated that forests in the United States, North America, and around the world have a significant deficit of fire. Forest fires, including the largest ones, can create extraordinarily important and rich wildlife habitats as long as they are not subjected to postfire logging. Smokescreen confronts the devastating cost of current policies and practices head-on and ultimately offers a hopeful vision and practical suggestions for the future -- one in which both communities and the climate are protected and fires are understood as a natural and necessary force.

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity
Author: Erik A. Beever,Suzanne Prange,Dominick A. DellaSala
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 9781482298710
ISBN 13: 1482298716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity Book Review:

"This book presents cascading effects of ecological disturbances on a multitude of ecosystem components. It includes agricultural development, large infrequent disturbances, forest harvesting, non-native grazing in deserts, ground transportation, powerline corridors, fires, urban ecology, disturbance in aquatic ecosystems, land-use dynamics on diversity, habitat fragmentation, sedimentation of wetlands, and contemporary climate change. The book facilitates users in understanding why disturbances are occurring while recommending mitigation and remediation strategies."--

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435064261738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire in California s Ecosystems

Fire in California s Ecosystems
Author: Jan W. van Wagtendonk
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2018-06-08
ISBN 10: 0520961919
ISBN 13: 9780520961913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire in California s Ecosystems Book Review:

Fire in California’s Ecosystems describes fire in detail—both as an integral natural process in the California landscape and as a growing threat to urban and suburban developments in the state. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume is an ideal authoritative reference tool and the foremost synthesis of knowledge on the science, ecology, and management of fire in California. Part One introduces the basics of fire ecology, including overviews of historical fires, vegetation, climate, weather, fire as a physical and ecological process, and fire regimes, and reviews the interactions between fire and the physical, plant, and animal components of the environment. Part Two explores the history and ecology of fire in each of California's nine bioregions. Part Three examines fire management in California during Native American and post-Euro-American settlement and also current issues related to fire policy such as fuel management, watershed management, air quality, invasive plant species, at-risk species, climate change, social dynamics, and the future of fire management. This edition includes critical scientific and management updates and four new chapters on fire weather, fire regimes, climate change, and social dynamics.

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences
Author: Julian Evans,John A. Youngquist
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2400
Release: 2004-04-02
ISBN 10: 0080548016
ISBN 13: 9780080548012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences Book Review:

A combination of broad disciplinary coverage and scientific excellence, the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in forests, forestry and forest sciences. Packed with valuable insights from experts all over the world, this remarkable set not only summarizes recent advances in forest science techniques, but also thoroughly covers the basic information vital to comprehensive understanding of the important elements of forestry. The Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences also covers relevant biology and ecology, different types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), scientific names of trees and shrubs, and the applied, economic, and social aspects of forest management. Valuable key features further enhance the utility of this Encyclopedia as an exceptional reference tool. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. Edited and written by a distinguished group of editors and contributors Well-organized encyclopedic format provides concise, readable entries, easy searches, and thorough cross-references Illustrative tables, figures, and photographs in every entry, produced in full color Comprehensive glossary defines new and important terms Complete, up-to-date coverage of over 60 areas of forest sciences - sure to be of interest to scientists, students, and professionals alike! Editor-in-Chief is the past president of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the oldest international collaborative forestry research organization with over 15,000 scientists from 100 countries

The Ecology of Fire

The Ecology of Fire
Author: Robert J. Whelan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1995-08-10
ISBN 10: 0521328721
ISBN 13: 9780521328722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ecology of Fire examines the effects of wildfires and fires used in land management.

Global Change and Forest Soils

Global Change and Forest Soils
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2019-11-23
ISBN 10: 0444639993
ISBN 13: 9780444639998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Change and Forest Soils: Cultivating Stewardship of a Finite Natural Resource, Volume 36, provides a state-of-the-science summary and synthesis of global forest soils that identifies concerns, issues and opportunities for soil adaptation and mitigation as external pressures from global changes arise. Where, how and why some soils are resilient to global change while others are at risk is explored, as are upcoming train wrecks and success stories across boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. Each chapter offers multiple sections written by leading soil scientists who comment on wildfires, climate change and forest harvesting effects, while also introducing examples of current global issues. Readers will find this book to be an integrated, up-to-date assessment on global forest soils. Presents sections on boreal, temperate and tropical soils for a diverse audience Serves as an important reference source for anyone interested in both a big-picture assessment of global soil issues and an in-depth examination of specific environmental topics Provides a unique synthesis of forest soils and their collective ability to respond to global change Offers chapters written by leading soil scientists Prepares readers to meet the daily challenges of drafting multi-resource environmental science and policy documents

The Colorado Front Range

The Colorado Front Range
Author: Thomas T. Veblen,Diane C. Lorenz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1991
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015022260825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Author: Jon E. Keeley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0521824915
ISBN 13: 9780521824910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems Book Review:

Explores the role of fire in Mediterranean-type climate ecosystems, providing unique insights into the assembly and evolutionary convergence of ecosystems.

Mixed Species Forests

Mixed Species Forests
Author: Hans Pretzsch,David I. Forrester,Jürgen Bauhus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2017-06-10
ISBN 10: 3662545535
ISBN 13: 9783662545539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mixed Species Forests Book Review:

This textbook offers a detailed overview of the current state of knowledge concerning the ecology and management of compositionally and structurally diverse forests. It provides answers to central questions such as: What are the scientific concepts used to assess the growth, dynamics and functioning of mixed-species forests, how generalizable are they, and what kind of experiments are necessary to develop them further? How do mixed-species stands compare with monocultures in relation to productivity, wood quality, and ecological stability in the face of stress and disturbances? How are the effects of species mixtures on ecosystem functioning influenced by the particular species composition, site conditions, and stand structure? How does any over- or underyielding at the forest-stand level emerge from the tree and organ level, and what are the main mechanisms behind mixing effects? How can our current scientific understanding of mixed-species forests be integrated into silvicultural concepts as well as practical forest management and planning? Do the ecological characteristics of mixed-species stands also translate into economic differences between mixtures and monocultures? In addition, the book addresses experimental designs and analytical approaches to study mixed-species forests and provides extensive empirical information, general concepts, models, and management approaches for mixed-species forests. As such, it offers a valuable resource for students, scientists and educators, as well as professional forest planners, managers, and consultants.

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes

Encyclopedia of the World   s Biomes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 3500
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 0128160977
ISBN 13: 9780128160978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the World s Biomes Book Review:

Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes is a unique, five volume reference that provides a global synthesis of biomes, including the latest science. All of the book's chapters follow a common thematic order that spans biodiversity importance, principal anthropogenic stressors and trends, changing climatic conditions, and conservation strategies for maintaining biomes in an increasingly human-dominated world. This work is a one-stop shop that gives users access to up-to-date, informative articles that go deeper in content than any currently available publication. Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information currently only available in scattered or non-technical sources Authored and edited by top scientists in the field Concisely written to guide the reader though the topic Includes meaningful illustrations and suggests further reading for those needing more specific information

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2250
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0123706262
ISBN 13: 9780123706263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters Book Review:

Inland aquatic habitats occur world-wide at all scales from marshes, swamps and temporary puddles, to ponds, lakes and inland seas; from streams and creeks to rolling rivers. Vital for biological diversity, ecosystem function and as resources for human life, commerce and leisure, inland waters are a vital component of life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity. Used and abused as an essential resource, it is vital that we understand and manage them as much as we appreciate and enjoy them. This extraordinary reference brings together the very best research to provide the basic and advanced information necessary for scientists to understand these ecosystems – and for water resource managers and consultants to manage and protect them for future generations. Encyclopedic reference to Limnology - a key core subject in ecology taught as a specialist course in universities Over 240 topic related articles cover the field Gene Likens is a renowned limnologist and conservationist, Emeritus Director of the Institute of Ecosystems Research, elected member of the American Philosophical Society and recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science Subject Section Editors and authors include the very best research workers in the field

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2280
Release: 2017-11-27
ISBN 10: 012813576X
ISBN 13: 9780128135761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene presents a currency-based, global synthesis cataloguing the impact of humanity’s global ecological footprint. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, leading scientists provide foundational essays that enable researchers to define and scrutinize information, ideas, relationships, meanings and ideas within the Anthropocene concept. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others are included, providing discussion on when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations. Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term ‘Anthropocene’ was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s, and hence popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000. Presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of topics related to the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Geosciences and Environmental science Includes point-counterpoint articles debating key aspects of the Anthropocene, giving users an even-handed navigation of this complex area Provides historic, seminal papers and essays from leading scientists and philosophers who demonstrate changes in the Anthropocene concept over time

Flames in Our Forest

Flames in Our Forest
Author: Stephen F. Arno,Stephen Allison-Bunnell
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781597266031
ISBN 13: 1597266035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flames in Our Forest Book Review:

Shaped by fire for thousands of years, the forests of the western United States are as adapted to periodic fires as they are to the region's soils and climate. Our widespread practice of ignoring the vital role of fire is costly in both ecological and economic terms, with consequences including the decline of important fire-dependent tree and undergrowth species, increasing density and stagnation of forests, epidemics of insects and diseases, and the high potential for severe wildfires. Flames in Our Forest explains those problems and presents viable solutions to them. It explores the underlying historical and ecological reasons for the problems associated with our attempts to exclude fire and examines how some of the benefits of natural fire can be restored Chapters consider: the history of American perceptions and uses of fire in the forest how forest fires burn effects of fire on the soil, water, and air methods for uncovering the history and effects of past fires prescribed fire and fuel treatments for different zones in the landscape Flames in Our Forest presents a new picture of the role of fire in maintaining forests, describes the options available for restoring the historical effects of fires, and considers the implications of not doing so. It will help readers appreciate the importance of fire in forests and gives a nontechnical overview of the scientific knowledge and tools available for sustaining western forests by mimicking and restoring the effects of natural fire regimes.

Tree Farmer

Tree Farmer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P007132586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wildland Fire Forest Dynamics and Their Interactions

Wildland Fire  Forest Dynamics  and Their Interactions
Author: Marc-André Parisien,Enric Batllori,Carol Miller,Sean Parks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9783038971009
ISBN 13: 3038971006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wildland Fire, Forest Dynamics, and Their Interactions.

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources
Author: Donald L. Grebner,Pete Bettinger,Jacek P. Siry,Kevin Boston
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0128190760
ISBN 13: 9780128190760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources Book Review:

Introduction to Forestry and Natural Resources, Second Edition, presents a broad, completely updated overview of the profession of forestry. The book details several key fields within forestry, including forest management, economics, policy, utilization and forestry careers. Chapters deal specifically with forest regions of the world, landowners, forest products, wildlife habitats, tree anatomy and physiology, and forest disturbances and health. These topics are ideal for undergraduate introductory courses and include numerous examples and questions for students to ponder. There is also a section dedicated to forestry careers. Unlike other introductory forestry texts, which focus largely on forest ecology rather than practical forestry concepts, this book encompasses the economic, ecological and social aspects, thus providing a uniquely balanced text. The wide range of experience of the contributing authors equips them especially well to identify missing content from other texts in the area and address topics currently covered in corresponding college courses. Covers the application of forestry and natural resources around the world with a focus on practical applications and graphical examples Describes basic techniques for measuring and evaluating forest resources and natural resources, including fundamental terminology and concepts Includes management policies and their influence at the local, national and international levels

Groundwater Recharge in a Desert Environment

Groundwater Recharge in a Desert Environment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: American Geophysical Union
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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