Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests / Edition 1

Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests / Edition 1

by James K Agee
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559632305

ISBN-13: 9781559632300

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Island Press

<p>"Agee examines in depth the issues in the ecological context and history of fire, wild and human. He sheds considerable light on this most important topic. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants a thorough understanding of the ecological and management issues related to fire in the forests.<p>-International Journal of Forestr.<p>The structure…  See more details below

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<p>"Agee examines in depth the issues in the ecological context and history of fire, wild and human. He sheds considerable light on this most important topic. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants a thorough understanding of the ecological and management issues related to fire in the forests.<p>-International Journal of Forestr.<p>The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire. James K. Agee, an expert in the emerging field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of natural western forests, focusing primarily on forest stand development patterns. His discussion of the natural fire environment and the environmental effects of fire is applicable to a wide range of temperate forests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559632300
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
493
Sales rank:
1,299,670
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
PREFACE,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
CHAPTER 1 - THE NATURAL FIRE REGIME,
CHAPTER 2 - THE NATURAL FIRE ENVIRONMENT,
CHAPTER 3 - THE CULTURAL FIRE ENVIRONMENT,
CHAPTER 4 - METHODS FOR FIRE HISTORY,
CHAPTER 5 - FIRE EFFECTS ON VEGETATION,
CHAPTER 6 - ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF FIRE,
CHAPTER 7 - SITKA SPRUCE, COAST REDWOOD, AND WESTERN HEMLOCK FORESTS,
CHAPTER 8 - PACIFIC SILVER FIR AND RED FIR FORESTS,
CHAPTER 9 - SUBALPINE ECOSYSTEMS,
CHAPTER 10 - MIXED-CONIFER/ MIXED-EVERGREEN FORESTS,
CHAPTER 11 - PONDEROSA PINE AND LODGEPOLE PINE FORESTS,
CHAPTER 12 - NORTHWEST WOODLANDS,
CHAPTER 13 - FIRE IN OUR FUTURE,
APPENDIX A - COMMON CONVERSION FACTORS,
APPENDIX B - NAMES OF PLANTS MENTIONED IN TEXT,
GLOSSARY,
REFERENCES,
INDEX,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR,

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