1st Edition

Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies

ISBN 9781578085262
Published January 5, 2009 by CRC Press
605 Pages

USD $220.00

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Book Description

This book has been published a decade after Fire‘s Effects on Ecosystems by DeBano, Neary, and Folliott (1998), and builds on their foundation to update knowledge on natural post-fire processes and describe the use and effectiveness of various restoration strategies that may be applied when human intervention is warranted. The chapters in this book, written by leading scientists, have been compiled to provide relevant and accessible information to students, land managers, and policy-makers as well as other scientists.

Table of Contents

Forest Fire in the Fossil Record SECTION I: FIRE EFFECTS ON SOIL: Forest Fire Effects on Geomorphic Processes; Fire Effects on Soil Infiltration; Physical and Chemical Effects of Fire on Soil; Forest Fire Effects on Soil Microbiology; Soil Erosion after Forest Fire; Soil Water Repellency: A Key Factor in Post-fire Erosion; Effects of Fire on Forest Nutrient Cycles; The Effect of Forest Fire on Vegetation SECTION II: REHABILITATION AND RESTORATION STRATEGIES: Post-fire Stabilization and Rehabilitation; Non-native and Native Seeding; Using Erosion Barriers for Post-fire Stabilization; Post-fire Mulching; Long-term Restoration Strategies and Techniques SECTION III: REGIONAL STRATEGIES: The Portuguese Experience in Managing Fire Effects; Effects of Forest Fires and Post-fire Rehabilitation: A Colorado Case Study; Fire Landscape in Canada: How to Restore or Prevent Them; Fire, Catchment Runoff and Erosion Processes, and Post-fire Rehabilitation Programs: Recent Australian Experience; Rehabilitation Strategies after Fire: The California Experience; Fire Disturbance Regimes, Ecosystem Recovery and Restoration Strategies in Mediterranean and Temperate Regions of Chile; Summary and Remarks

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