Fire Ecology: United States and Southern Canada / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $59.72
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 84%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $59.72   
  • New (5) from $139.77   
  • Used (5) from $59.72   


"Skillful application of fire to meet resource management objectives requires definitive and quantified knowledge of the physical, biological, and ecological effects of fire on the specific ecosystem involved. In this book, Drs. Wright and Bailey wisely emphasize the impact of fire on plants and plant communities.… "The authors have provided us with a prodigious work collected from many sources, infused it with their considerable experience, and have presented us with a valuable guide to using fire over an extremely complex geographic area and for a wide variety of plant communities. It should prove valuable to fire researchers, wildland planners, and land and resource managers. I believe that Fire Ecology will be a standard reference for years to come." From the Foreword by James E. Lotan Forest and range managers today have an unparalleled opportunity to use fire as a resource management tool. The traditional policy of suppressing all forest and rangeland fires at any cost is rapidly giving way to a view that recognizes fire as an ecological force and a cost-effective tool for altering ecosystems to meet management goals. Fire Ecology: United States and Southern Canada embraces this changing philosophy. Bringing together previously scattered research, this much-needed work provides a state-of-the-art progress report on applied fire ecology in the United States and Southern Canada. It examines fire’s historical impact on most plant species and native plant communities, and treats in detail the principles of prescribed fire in ecosystem management—with practical recommendations for its use. Maps of each major vegetation type and numerous before-and-after sequence photos—some spanning periods of up to 100 years—clarify this historical perspective and reinforce the book’s insights into the potential role of prescribed fire in a managed ecosystem.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

About the authors Henry A. Wright is currently Chairperson and Horn Professor of Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University. Widely known as an authority on fire ecology, and an advocate of prescribed burning in range management, Dr. Wright has assisted more than fifty Texas ranchers over the past 15 years in planning and conducting burns. He has worked for the Department of the interior, the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies as a researcher and consultant, and also conducts workshops for training agency personnel in fire management techniques. The author of over 80 articles in academic journals and several more in agricultural magazines, Dr. Wright received a Ph.D. in range management from Utah State University. Arthur W. Bailey is currently Professor of Range Ecology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and serves as the coordinator of grazing management programs for the school's Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Bailey is a member of the Society for Range Management and the intermountain Section Society for Range Management. He received his Ph.D. in range management from Oregon State University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Temperature and Heat Effects.

Soil and Water Properties.



Semidesert Grass-Shrub.


Chaparral and Oakbrush.


Ponderosa Pine.

Douglas Fir and Associated Communities.


Red and White Pine.

Coastal Redwood and Giant Sequoia.

Southeastern Forests.

Prescribed Burning.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)