Ecological Studies

Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas

Editors: Veblen, Th.T., Baker, W.L., Montenegro, G., Swetnam, Th.W. (Eds.)

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Both fire and climatic variability have monumental impacts on the dynamics of temperate ecosystems. These impacts can sometimes be extreme or devastating as seen in recent El Nino/La Nina cycles and in uncontrolled fire occurrences. This volume brings together research conducted in western North and South America, areas of a great deal of collaborative work on the influence of people and climate change on fire regimes. In order to give perspective to patterns of change over time, it emphasizes the integration of paleoecological studies with studies of modern ecosystems. Data from a range of spatial scales, from individual plants to communities and ecosystems to landscape and regional levels, are included. Contributions come from fire ecology, paleoecology, biogeography, paleoclimatology, landscape and ecosystem ecology, ecological modeling, forest management, plant community ecology and plant morphology. The book gives a synthetic overview of methods, data and simulation models for evaluating fire regime processes in forests, shrublands and woodlands and assembles case studies of fire, climate and land use histories. The unique approach of this book gives researchers the benefits of a north-south comparison as well as the integration of paleoecological histories, current ecosystem dynamics and modeling of future changes.

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"The volume will provide an array of readers with an important factual and theoretical reference for better understanding the varied cultural and environmental aspects of fire. We can also expect that it will inspire further fire-climate research, specially in less-studied portions of the Western Hemisphere."


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Fire History Reconstructions Based on Sediment Records from Lakes and Wetlands

    Whitlock, Cathy (et al.)

    Pages 3-31

  • The Simulation of Landscape Fire, Climate, and Ecosystem Dynamics

    Keane, Robert E. (et al.)

    Pages 32-68

  • Simulation of Effects of Climatic Change on Fire Regimes

    Miller, Carol

    Pages 69-94

  • Fire Regimes and Climatic Change in Canadian Forests

    Flannigan, Mike (et al.)

    Pages 97-119

  • Fires and Climate in Forested Landscapes of the U.S. Rocky Mountains

    Baker, William L.

    Pages 120-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fire and Climatic Change in Temperate Ecosystems of the Western Americas
Editors
  • Thomas T. Veblen
  • William L. Baker
  • Gloria Montenegro
  • Thomas W. Swetnam
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
160
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21710-9
DOI
10.1007/b97443
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95455-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7887-8
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 446
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