Wildland Fuel Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: Keane, Robert E.

  • The first comprehensive volume on wildland fuels in the context of ecology and land management
  • Provides the critical information on the characteristics of wildland fuels that fire management professionals need to design, evaluate, and implement fuel treatments
  • This book has many secondary applications, including for carbon accounting, wildlife habitat assessment, erosion control, and smoke calculation
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  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35254-1
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About this book

A new era in wildland fuel sciences is now evolving in such a way that fire scientists and managers need a comprehensive understanding of fuels ecology and science to fully understand fire effects and behavior on diverse ecosystem and landscape characteristics. This is a reference book on wildland fuel science; a book that describes fuels and their application in land management.  There has never been a comprehensive book on wildland fuels; most wildland fuel information was put into wildland fire science and management books as separate chapters and sections.  This book is the first to highlight wildland fuels and treat them as a natural resource rather than a fire behavior input. Moreover, there has never been a comprehensive description of fuels and their ecology, measurement, and description under one reference; most wildland fuel information is scattered across diverse and unrelated venues from combustion science to fire ecology to carbon dynamics.  The literature and data for wildland fuel science has never been synthesized into one reference; most studies were done for diverse and unique objectives.  This book is the first to link the disparate fields of ecology, wildland fire, and carbon to describe fuel science. This just deals with the science and ecology of wildland fuels, not fuels management. However, since expensive fuel treatments are being planned in fire dominated landscapes across the world to minimize fire damage to people, property and ecosystems, it is incredibly important that people understand wildland fuels to develop more effective fuel management activities.

About the authors

Robert E. Keane is a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.

Reviews

“Keane (USDA Forest Service) covers the whats and whys of fuels—the biomass consumed by wildland fire. … The clear, comprehensive text is liberally illustrated with line drawings and photos, tables, and charts. Destined to be a classic. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates and above.” (E. J. Delaney, Choice, Vol. 52 (10), June, 2015)


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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09015-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09014-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35254-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wildland Fuel Fundamentals and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09015-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09015-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09014-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35254-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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