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Fire in California's Ecosystems

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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.

Author Biography

Neil G. Sugihara is Fire Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service. Jan W. van Wagtendonk is Research Forester with the U.S. Geological Survey. Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman is Fire Ecologist with the Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team of the U.S. Forest Service. Kevin E. Shaffer is Environmental Specialist in Forestry and Fire Ecology with the California Department of Fish and Game and Andrea E. Thode is Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University.
Release date Australia
November 17th, 2006
Contributors
Edited by Andrea E. Thode Edited by Jan W. Van Wagtendonk Edited by Joann Fites-Kaufman Edited by Kevin E. Shaffer Edited by Neil G. Sugihara Foreword by James K. Agee
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
100 b-w photographs, 100 line illustrations, 50 tables
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
612
Dimensions
216x279x40
ISBN-13
9780520246058
Product ID
1929936

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