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Fire and Vegetation Dynamics : Studies from the North American Boreal Forest

Author: Edward A Johnson; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology; Cambridge studies in ecology.
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It is almost dogma that the boreal forest in North America is a fire-dependent forest, yet ecologists often do not consider in any technical detail how forest fires produce effects on individual plants and on plant populations. Consequently, the causal connection between the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences is poorly understood. This book sets out to correct this deficiency by assembling the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward A Johnson; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780511623516 0511623518
OCLC Number: 668198919
Description: 1 online resource (144 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface ; Two solitudes: Fire behavior and fire effects ; Acknowledgements ; Tree species mentioned in the text ; 1 Fire and the boreal forest: the process and the response ; 2 Fires and climate ; Fire occurrence ; Indian-caused fires ; Lightning-caused fires. Airstreams and the fire season Critical synoptic weather ; 3 Forest fire behavior ; Mechanism of fire spread ; Fuel types ; Determining rate of spread ; Why are there high rates of spread in the boreal forest? ; Fire size and shape on tree seed dispersal distances ; 4 Fire intensity. The concept Flame length and fire intensity ; Fire behavior and fire intensity ; Fire intensity and crown fires ; Fire intensity and tree mortality ; Appendix: Mechanism for scaling fire intensity to flame length ; 5 Duff consumption ; Duff drying processes ; Duff burning process. Duff consumption, plant mortality and seedbed preparation 6 Fire history and landscape pattern ; Fire frequency from the stand origin map ; Age mosaic patterns in the stand origin map ; Fire frequency and population dynamics ; 7 Fire and the population dynamics of boreal trees. Some population background for boreal trees Age distribution of boreal trees ; Delayed population recruitment ; Arboral succession ; Appendix: Age and survivorship distributions ; 8 Conclusion ; References ; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Ecology; Cambridge studies in ecology.
Other Titles: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: Edward A. Johnson.

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A technical introduction to the behaviour of fire and its ecological consequences, this book studies fire intensity, rate of spread, fuel consumption, fire frequency and fire weather.  Read more...

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