Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests
The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire. James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of natural western forests, focusing primarily on forest stand development patterns. His discussion of the natural fire environment and the environmental effects of fire is applicable to a wide range of temperate forests.
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THE NATURAL FIRE REGIME
THE NATURAL FIRE ENVIRONMENT
THE CULTURAL FIRE ENVIRONMENT
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