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Managing Forest Ecosystems

Plant-Fire Interactions

Applying Ecophysiology to Wildfire Management

Authors: Resco de Dios, Víctor

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  • Unites and places equal weight on the aspects of fire ecology and forest management
  • Bridges the gap on how physiological ecology can inform management with regards to forest fires
  • Useful to a broad audience like students, disturbance ecologists and forest managers and aims to accomplish this by providing information for all these different levels
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This book provides a unique exploration of the inter-relationships between the science of plant environmental responses and the understanding and management of forest fires. It bridges the gap between plant ecologists, interested in the functional and evolutionary consequences of fire in ecosystems, with foresters and fire managers, interested in effectively reducing fire hazard and damage.
This innovation in this study lies in its focus on the physiological responses of plants that are of relevance for predicting forest fire risk, behaviour and management. It covers the evolutionary trade-offs in the resistance of plants to fire and drought, and its implications for predicting fuel moisture and fire risk; the importance of floristics and plant traits, in interaction with landform and atmospheric conditions, to successfully predict fire behaviour, and provides recommendations for pre- and post- fire management, in relation with the functional composition of the community. The book will be particularly focused on examples from Mediterranean environments, but the underlying principles will be of broader utility.

About the authors

The author works as a Professor at the School of Life Sciences and Engineering at Southwest University for Science and Technology and  a Research Scientist at the Joint Research Unit CTFC-Agrotecnio and University of Lleida.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant-Fire Interactions
Book Subtitle
Applying Ecophysiology to Wildfire Management
Authors
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41192-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41192-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41191-6
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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