Wildland Fire in Ecosystems 2 - Abstract

Smoke curls up from a prescribed burn in a sequoia grove.
Smoke curls up from a prescribed burn in a sequoia grove.

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Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora. Brown, James K.; Smith, Jane Kapler, eds. 2000. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 257 p.

ABSTRACT - This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on flora and fuels can assist land managers with ecosystem and fire management planning and in their efforts to inform others about the ecological role of fire. Chapter topics include fire regime classification, autecological effects of fire, fire regime characteristics and postfire plant community developments in ecosystems throughout the United States and Canada, global climate change, ecological principles of fire regimes, and practical considerations for managing fire in an ecosytem context.

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