Fire in California's Ecosystems / Edition 1

Fire in California's Ecosystems / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0520246055
ISBN-13:
9780520246058
Pub. Date:
11/29/2006
Publisher:
University of California Press
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Overview

Fire in California's Ecosystems / Edition 1


Fire is both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the first to synthesize our knowledge of the science, ecology, and management of fire in California. Part I introduces the basics of fire ecology. It includes an historical overview of fire, vegetation, and climate in California; overviews of fire as a physical and ecological process; and reviews the interactions between fire and the physical, plant, and animal components of the environment. Part II explores the history and ecology of fire in each of California's nine bioregions. Part III examines fire management in California, including both Native American and post-European settlement; discusses current issues related to fire policy and management, including air quality, watershed management, invasive plant species, native species, and fuel management; and considers the future of fire management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520246058
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/29/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 612
Sales rank: 912,985
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.58(d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
FOREWORD
James K. Agee

PREFACE
1. Fire and California Vegetation
Neil G. Sugihara and Michael G. Barbour

PART I

Introduction to Fire Ecology
2. California Climate and Fire Weather
Richard A. Minnich
3. Fire as a Physical Process
Jan W. van Wagtendonk
4. Fire as an Ecological Process
Neil G. Sugihara, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, and JoAnn Fites-Kaufman
5. Fire and Physical Environment
Interactions: Soil, Water, and Air
Peter M. Wohlgemuth, Ken Hubbert, and Michael J. Arbaugh
6. Fire and Plant
Interactions
JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Anne F. Bradley, and Amy G. Merrill
7. Fire and Animal
Interactions
Kevin E. Shaffer and William F. Laudenslayer, Jr.

PART II
The History and Ecology of Fire in California’s Bioregions
8. North Coast Bioregion
John D. Stuart and Scott L. Stephens
9. Klamath Mountains Bioregion
Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor, and James K. Agee
10. Southern Cascades Bioregion
Carl N. Skinner and Alan H. Taylor
11. Northeastern Plateaus Bioregion
Gregg M. Riegel, Richard F. Miller, Carl N. Skinner, and Sydney E. Smith
12. Sierra Nevada Bioregion
Jan W. van Wagtendonk and Joann Fites-Kaufman
13. Central Valley Bioregion
Robin Wills
14. Central Coast Bioregion
Frank W. Davis and Mark I. Borchert
15. South Coast Bioregion
Jon E. Keeley
16. Southeastern Deserts Bioregion
Matthew L. Brooks and Richard A. Minnich

PART II I
Fire Management Issues in California’s Ecosystems
17. The Use of Fire by Native Americans in California
M. Kat Anderson
18. Fire Management and Policy Since European Settlement
Scott L. Stephens and Neil G. Sugihara

CONTENTS
19. Fire and Fuel Management
Sue Husari, H. Thomas Nichols, Neil G. Sugihara, and Scott L. Stephens
20. Fire, Watershed Resources, and Aquatic Ecosystems
Andrea E. Thode, Jeffrey L. Kershner, Ken Roby, Lynn M. Decker, and Jan L. Beyers
21. Fire and Air Resources
Suraj Ahuja
22. Fire and
Invasive Plant Species
Robert C. Klinger, Matthew L. Brooks, and John M. Randall
23. Fire and At-Risk Species
Kevin E. Shaffer
24. The Future of Fire in California’s Ecosystems
Neil G. Sugihara, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Kevin E. Shaffer, and Andrea E. Thode

APPENDIX 1: PLANT COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES
APPENDIX 2: ANIMAL COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES
APPENDIX 3: BIOREGIONS, ECOLOGICAL ZONES, AND PLANT ALLIANCES OF CALIFORNIA THAT OCCUR IN THIS TEXT
GLOSSARY
INDEX

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