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Fire in California's ecosystems

Author: Neil G Sugihara
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
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Focusing on California and issues specific to fire ecology and management in the state's bioregions, this work provides scientific information for use in land restoration and other management decisions made in the field. It introduces the basics of fire ecology, and includes an overview of fire, vegetation and climate in California; and more.
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Fire in California's ecosystems.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006014986
(OCoLC)69027643
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil G Sugihara
ISBN: 9780520932272 0520932277 9781429455770 1429455772
OCLC Number: 86110764
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 596 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Fire and California vegetation / Neil G. Sugihara, Michael G. Barbour --
pt. 1. Introduction to fire ecology --
California climate and fire weather / Richard A. Minnich --
Fire as a physical process / Jan W. van Wagtendonk --
Fire as an ecological process / Neil G. Sugihara, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman --
Fire and physical environment interactions : soil, water, and air / Peter M. Wohlgemuth, Ken Hubbert, Michael J. Arbaugh --
Fire and plant interactions / JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Anne F. Bradley, Amy G. Merrill --
Fire and animal interactions / Kevin E. Shaffer, William F. Laudenslayer, Jr. --
pt. 2. The history and ecology of fire in California's bioregions --
North Coast bioregion / John D. Stuart, Scott L. Stephens --
Klamath Mountains bioregion / Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor, James K. Agee --
Southern cascades bioregion / Carl N. Skinner, Alan H. Taylor --
Northeastern plateaus bioregion / Gregg M. Riegel, Richard F. Miller, Carl N. Skinner, Sydney E. Smith --
Sierra Nevada bioregion / Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Joann Fites-Kaufman --
Central Valley bioregion / Robin Wills --
Central Coast bioregion / Frank W. Davis, Mark I. Borchert --
South Coast bioregion / Jon E. Keeley --
Southeastern Deserts bioregion / Matthew L. Brooks, Richard A. Minnich --
pt. 3. Fire management issues in California's ecosystems --
The use of fire by native Americans in California / M. Kat Anderson --
Fire management and policy since European settlement / Scott L. Stephens, Neil G. Sugihara --
Fire and fuel management / Sue Husari, H. Thomas Nichols, Neil G. Sugihara, Scott L. Stephens --
Fire, watershed resources, and aquatic ecosystems / Andrea E. Thode, Jeffrey L. Kershner, Ken Roby, Lynn M. Decker, Jan L. Beyers --
Fire and air resources / Suraj Ahuja --
Fire and invasive plant species / Robert C. Klinger, Matthew L. Brooks, John M. Randall --
Fire and at-risk species / Kevin E. Shaffer --
The future of fire in California's ecosystems / Neil G. Sugihara, Jan W. van Wagtendonk, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Kevin E. Shaffer, Andrea E. Thode --
Appendixes: 1. Plant common and scientific names --
2. Animal common and scientific names --
Bioregions, ecological zones, and plant alliances of California that occur in this text.
Responsibility: [edited by] Neil G. Sugihara [and others].

Abstract:

Focusing on California and issues specific to fire ecology and management in the state's bioregions, this work provides scientific information for use in land restoration and other management decisions made in the field. It introduces the basics of fire ecology, and includes an overview of fire, vegetation and climate in California; and more.

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