Ecological Studies

Fire in Tropical Savannas

The Kapalga Experiment

Editors: Andersen, Alan N., Cook, Garry D., Williams, Richard J. (Eds.)

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CSIRO's ten-year research program featuring the landscape-scale Kapalga fire experiment in Australia has provided a wealth of knowledge about savanna ecosystems and the critical but poorly understood role of fire. The frequent low-intensity fires examined in this volume characterize fire in the tropics and are a dominant force in shaping the structure and function of tropical ecosystems. Contributors discuss fire in relation to catchment dynamics, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and ecosystem management. Among the management issues addressed are carbon emissions, erosion and nutrient depletion, habitat management, biodiversity conservation, monitoring, and traditional Aboriginal burning practices. This book will be valuable to tropical ecologists, fire ecologists, and fire managers throughout the world, whether they are interested in plants, animals, soils, or in the landscape as a whole.

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fire in Tropical Savannas
Book Subtitle
The Kapalga Experiment
Editors
  • Alan N. Andersen
  • Garry D. Cook
  • Richard J. Williams
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
169
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21515-0
DOI
10.1007/b97225
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-00291-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7863-2
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
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