Fire Ecology and Management  Past  Present  and Future of US Forested Ecosystems Book

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems


  • Author : Cathryn H. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2021-10-01
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN : 9783030732677

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This edited volume presents original scientific research and knowledge synthesis covering the past, present, and potential future fire ecology of major US forest types, with implications for forest management in a changing climate. The editors and authors highlight broad patterns among ecoregions and forest types, as well as detailed information for individual ecoregions, for fire frequencies and severities, fire effects on tree mortality and regeneration, and levels of fire-dependency by plant and animal communities. The foreword addresses emerging ecological and fire management challenges for forests, in relation to sustainable development goals as highlighted in recent government reports. An introductory chapter highlights patterns of variation in frequencies, severities, scales, and spatial patterns of fire across ecoregions and among forested ecosystems across the US in relation to climate, fuels, topography and soils, ignition sources (lightning or anthropogenic), and vegetation. Separate chapters by respected experts delve into the fire ecology of major forest types within US ecoregions, with a focus on the level of plant and animal fire-dependency, and the role of fire in maintaining forest composition and structure. The regional chapters also include discussion of historic natural (lightning-ignited) and anthropogenic (Native American; settlers) fire regimes, current fire regimes as influenced by recent decades of fire suppression and land use history, and fire management in relation to ecosystem integrity and restoration, wildfire threat, and climate change. The summary chapter combines the major points of each chapter, in a synthesis of US-wide fire ecology and forest management into the future. This book provides current, organized, readily accessible information for the conservation community, land managers, scientists, students and educators, and others interested in how fire behavior and effects on structure and composition differ among ecoregions and

Fire Ecology and Management  Past  Present  and Future of US Forested Ecosystems Book

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems


  • Author : Cathryn H. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2021-10-15
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 3030732665

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Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

This edited volume presents original scientific research and knowledge synthesis covering the past, present, and potential future fire ecology of major US forest types, with implications for forest management in a changing climate. The editors and authors highlight broad patterns among ecoregions and forest types, as well as detailed information for individual ecoregions, for fire frequencies and severities, fire effects on tree mortality and regeneration, and levels of fire-dependency by plant and animal communities. The foreword addresses emerging ecological and fire management challenges for forests, in relation to sustainable development goals as highlighted in recent government reports. An introductory chapter highlights patterns of variation in frequencies, severities, scales, and spatial patterns of fire across ecoregions and among forested ecosystems across the US in relation to climate, fuels, topography and soils, ignition sources (lightning or anthropogenic), and vegetation. Separate chapters by respected experts delve into the fire ecology of major forest types within US ecoregions, with a focus on the level of plant and animal fire-dependency, and the role of fire in maintaining forest composition and structure. The regional chapters also include discussion of historic natural (lightning-ignited) and anthropogenic (Native American; settlers) fire regimes, current fire regimes as influenced by recent decades of fire suppression and land use history, and fire management in relation to ecosystem integrity and restoration, wildfire threat, and climate change. The summary chapter combines the major points of each chapter, in a synthesis of US-wide fire ecology and forest management into the future. This book provides current, organized, readily accessible information for the conservation community, land managers, scientists, students and educators, and others interested in how fire behavior and effects on structure and composition differ among ecoregions and

The Ecology of Fire Book

The Ecology of Fire


  • Author : Robert J. Whelan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 1995-08-10
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9780521328722

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The Ecology of Fire examines the effects of wildfires and fires used in land management.

An Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Health in the Southwest Book

An Assessment of Forest Ecosystem Health in the Southwest


  • Author : Cathy W. Dahms
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1997
  • Category : Forest ecology
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D03001157T

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This report documents an ecological assessment of forest ecosystem health in the Southwest. The assessment focuses at the regional level and mostly pertains to lands administered by the National Forest System. Information is presented for use by forest and district resource managers as well as collaborative partners in the stewardship of Southwestern forests. The report establishes a scientific basis for conducting forest health projects, provides a context for planning ecosystem restoration, and contributes to the understanding of the physical, biological, and human dimensions of these ecosystems. Chapters describe Southwestern forest ecosystems of the past, changes since the Colonial Period, and the implications of those changes for the health of current and future forests. Opportunities, tools, and research needs for improving ecosystem sustainability are also identified.

Riparian Research and Management  Past  Present  Future  Volume 1 Book

Riparian Research and Management Past Present Future Volume 1


  • Author : U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Date : 2019-04-06
  • Category : Reference
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780359573776

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Fifty years ago, riparian habitats were not recognized for their extensive and critical contributions to wildlife and the ecosystem function of watersheds. This changed as riparian values were identified and documented, and the science of riparian ecology developed steadily. Papers in this volume range from the more mesic northwestern United States to the arid Southwest and Mexico. More than two dozen authors?most with decades of experience?review the origins of riparian science in the western United States, document what is currently known about riparian ecosystems, and project future needs. Topics are widespread and include: interactions with fire, climate change, and declining water; impacts from exotic species; unintended consequences of biological control; the role of small mammals; watershed response to beavers; watershed and riparian changes; changes below large dams; water birds of the Colorado River Delta; and terrestrial vertebrates of mesquite bosques.

Southern Forest Science Book

Southern Forest Science


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2004
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112075559598

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"Southern forests provide innumerable benefits. Forest scientists, managers, owners, and users have in common the desire to improve the condition of these forests and the ecosystems they support. A first step is to understand the contributions science has made and continues to make to the care and management of forests. This book represents a celebration of past accomplishments, summarizes the current state of knowledge, and creates a vision for the future of southern forestry research and management. Chapters are organized into seven sections: "Looking Back," "Productivity," "Forest Health," "Water and Soils," "Socioeconomic," "Biodiversity," and "Climate Change." Each section is preceded by a brief introductory chapter. Authors were encouraged to focus on the most important aspects of their topics; citations are included to guide readers to further information."

Integrated Restoration of Forested Ecosystems to Achieve Multiresource Benefits Book

Integrated Restoration of Forested Ecosystems to Achieve Multiresource Benefits


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Forest management
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D029812184

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"A primary mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is multiple resource management, and one of the emerging themes is forest restoration. The National Silviculture Workshop, a biennial event co-sponsored by the Forest Service, was held May 7-10, 2007, in Ketchikan, Alaska, with the theme of "Integrated Restoration of Forested Ecosystems to Achieve Multiresource Benefits." This proceedings presents a compilation of state-of-the-art silvicultural research and forestry management papers that demonstrates integrated restoration to yield multiple resource benefits. These papers highlight national perspectives on ecosystem services, forest restoration and climate change, and regional perspectives on forest restoration and silvicultural practices to achieve multiple resource benefits from researchers and forest practitioners working in a broad array of forest types in the United States."

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems Book

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Forest Service
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D023678338

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This state-of-knowledge review of information on relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants. The 16 chapters in this volume synthesize ecological and botanical principles regarding relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants, identify the nonnative invasive species currently of greatest concern in major bioregions of the United States, and describe emerging fire-invasive issues in each bioregion and throughout the nation. This volume can help increase understanding of plant invasions and fire and can be used in fire management and ecosystem-based management planning. The volume's first part summarizes fundamental concepts regarding fire effects on invasions by nonnative plants, effects of plant invasions on fuels and fire regimes, and use of fire to control plant invasions. The second part identifies the nonnative invasive species of greatest concern and synthesizes information on the three topics covered in part one for nonnative invasives in seven major bioregions of the United States: Northeast, Southeast, Central, Interior West, Southwest Coastal, Northwest Coastal (including Alaska), and Hawaiian Islands. The third part analyzes knowledge gaps regarding fire and nonnative invasive plants, synthesizes information on management questions (nonfire fuel treatments, postfire rehabilitation, and postfire monitoring), summarizes key concepts described throughout the volume, and discusses urgent management issues and research questions.

General Technical Report RM  Book

General Technical Report RM


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1994
  • Category : Forests and forestry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : CHI:82605194

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Cascading Effects of Fire Exclusion in Rocky Mountain Ecosystems Book

Cascading Effects of Fire Exclusion in Rocky Mountain Ecosystems


  • Author : Robert E. Keane
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2002
  • Category : Fire ecology
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D03001392J

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The health of many Rocky Mountain ecosystems is in decline because of the policy of excluding fire in the management of these ecosystems. Fire exclusion has actually made it more difficult to fight fires, and this poses greater risks to the people who fight fires and for those who live in and around Rocky Mountain forests and rangelands. This paper discusses the extent of fire exclusion in the Rocky Mountains, then details the diverse and cascading effects of suppressing fires in the Rocky Mountain landscape by spatial scale, characteristic, and vegetation type. Also discussed are the varied effects of fire exclusion on some important, keystone ecosystems and human concerns.

A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments Book

A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments


  • Author : Mark E. Jensen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Date : 2012-09-07
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN : 9781441986207

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A rich set of protocols for the process of assessing the ecological make-up of the land so as to guide environmental decision-making.

The Landscape Ecology of Fire Book

The Landscape Ecology of Fire


  • Author : Donald McKenzie
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Date : 2011-01-04
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9789400703018

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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?