Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Ecology, Evolution and Management

by Jon E. Keeley, William J. Bond, Ross A. Bradstock, Juli G. Pausas,

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  • 1139153218
  • 9780521824910
  • 9781139153218
  • 9781139152426
Exploring the role of fire in each of the five Mediterranean-type climate ecosystems, this book offers a unique view of the evolution of fire-adapted traits and the role of fire in shaping Earth's ecosystems. Analyzing these geographically separate but ecologically convergent ecosystems provides key tools for understanding fire regime diversity and its role in the assembly and evolutionary convergence of ecosystems. Topics covered include regional patterns, the ecological role of wildfires, the evolution of species within those systems, and the ways in which societies have adapted to living in fire-prone environments. Outlining complex processes clearly and methodically, the discussion challenges the belief that climate and soils alone can explain the global distribution and assembly of plant communities. An ideal research tool for graduates and researchers, this study provides valuable insights into fire management and the requirements for regionally tailored approaches to fire management across the globe.
  • Cambridge University Press; October 2011
  • ISBN 9781139153218
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  • Title: Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems
  • Author: Jon E. Keeley; William J. Bond; Ross A. Bradstock; Juli G. Pausas; Philip W. Rundel
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139153218
  • 9780521824910
  • 9781139153218
  • 9781139152426

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'The authors have succeeded in producing an insightful study of fire as an important determinant of ecosystem assembly and distribution … The first and second sections provide an excellent introduction for a researcher new to these regions or to fire ecology while the final section, by not shying away from big issues and debates, provides plenty of thought-provoking grist for experienced specialists in the biogeography of these regions.' Dylan Schwilk, Frontiers of Biogeography

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139153218
  • 9780521824910
  • 9781139153218
  • 9781139152426