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The Landscape Ecology of Fire / Edition 1

The Landscape Ecology of Fire / Edition 1

by Donald McKenzie
     
 

ISBN-10: 9400703007

ISBN-13: 9789400703001

Pub. Date: 01/29/2011

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Global warming is expected to change fire regimes, likely increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in many ecosystems around the world. What will be the landscape-scale effects of these altered fire regimes? Within what theoretical contexts can we accurately assess these effects? We explore the possible effects of altered fire regimes on landscape patch

Overview

Global warming is expected to change fire regimes, likely increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in many ecosystems around the world. What will be the landscape-scale effects of these altered fire regimes? Within what theoretical contexts can we accurately assess these effects? We explore the possible effects of altered fire regimes on landscape patch dynamics, dominant species (tree, shrub, or herbaceous) and succession, sensitive and invasive plant and animal species and communities, and ecosystem function. Ultimately, we must consider the human dimension: what are the policy and management implications of increased fire disturbance, and what are the implications for human communities?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789400703001
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
01/29/2011
Series:
Ecological Studies Series, #213
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: CONCEPTS AND THEORY

1. Toward a Theory of Landscape Fire

Donald McKenzie, Carol Miller, and Donald A. Falk

2. Scaling Laws and Complexity in Fire Regimes

Donald McKenzie and Maureen Kennedy

3. Native Fire Regimes and Landscape Resilience

Max A. Moritz, Paul F. Hessburg, and Nicholas A. Povak

PART II: CLIMATE CONTEXT

4. Climate and Spatial Patterns of Wildfire in North America

Ze’ev Gedalof

5. Climatic Water Balance and Regional Fire Years in the Pacific Northwest, USA: Linking Regional Climate and Fire at Landscape Scales

Jeremy S. Littell and Richard B. Gwozdz

PART III: LANDSCAPE FIRE DYNAMICS AND INTERACTIONS

6. Pyrogeography and Biogeochemical Resilience

Erica A.H. Smithwick

7. Reconstructing Landscape Pattern of Historical Fires and Fire Regimes

Tyson Swetnam, Donald A. Falk, Amy E. Hessl, and Calvin Farris

8. Fire and Invasive Plants on California Landscapes

Jon E. Keeley, Janet Franklin, and Carla D’Antonio

9. Modeling Landscape Fire and Wildlife Habitat

Samuel A. Cushman, Tzeidle N. Wasserman, and Kevin McGarigal

PART IV: LANDSCAPE FIRE MANAGEMENT, POLICY, AND RESEARCH IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL CHANGE

10. Managing and Adapting to Changing Fire Regimes in a Warmer Climate

David L. Peterson, Jessica E. Halofsky, and Morris C. Johnson

11. Wilderness Fire Management in a Changing Environment

Carol Miller, John Abatzoglou, Timothy Brown, and Alexandra Syphard

12. Synthesis: Landscape Ecology and Changing Fire Regimes

Donald McKenzie, Carol Miller, and Donald A. Falk

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