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Ecological Studies

The Landscape Ecology of Fire

Editors: McKenzie, Donald, Miller, Carol, Falk, Donald A. (Eds.)

  • Presents new theoretical ideas, new syntheses, and a broad sampling of field landscape ecology
  • Focuses on applications of theoretical concepts in landscape and fire ecology
  • Covers policy and management implications of increased fire disturbance
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About this book

Global warming is expected to change fire regimes, likely increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in many ecosystems around the world.  What will be the landscape-scale effects of these altered fire regimes?  Within what theoretical contexts can we accurately assess these effects? We explore the possible effects of altered fire regimes on landscape patch dynamics, dominant species (tree, shrub, or herbaceous) and succession, sensitive and invasive plant and animal species and communities, and ecosystem function.  Ultimately, we must consider the human dimension: what are the policy and management implications of increased fire disturbance, and what are the implications for human communities?

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“This work represents the state of the art in North American landscape fire ecology. Integrating geospatial technologies with landscape ecology, the book presents the advanced student, practitioner, or researcher of fire management, landscape ecology, and climate change with conceptual frameworks, theory, and examples of data-driven analyses in multiple regions. … Valuable as a reference for land managers of fire-dependent ecosystems, and as a point of departure for graduate research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional readership.” (E. J. Delaney, Choice, Vol. 48 (11), August, 2011)

“This volume addresses several emerging ideas regarding the landscape ecology of fire, consisting of 12 collected chapters. … it aims to advance certain emerging subfields and theories that are less covered in other publications. In this way much of the work is quite interesting and useful … . this volume complements other fire ecology works well and ultimately achieves its objective of advancing thought on some promising new landscape disturbance theories and key contemporary topics.” (Daniel C. Donato, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 88 (1), March, 2013)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Toward a Theory of Landscape Fire

    McKenzie, Donald (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Scaling Laws and Complexity in Fire Regimes

    McKenzie, Donald (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Native Fire Regimes and Landscape Resilience

    Moritz, Max A. (et al.)

    Pages 51-86

  • Climate and Spatial Patterns of Wildfire in North America

    Gedalof, Ze’ev

    Pages 89-115

  • Climatic Water Balance and Regional Fire Years in the Pacific Northwest, USA: Linking Regional Climate and Fire at Landscape Scales

    Littell, Jeremy S. (et al.)

    Pages 117-139

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0301-8
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-0300-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3481-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Landscape Ecology of Fire
Editors
  • Donald McKenzie
  • Carol Miller
  • Donald A. Falk
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
213
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0301-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0301-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0300-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3481-4
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 312
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