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The Resource Flammable Australia : the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent, edited by Ross A. Bradstock, Jann E. Williams, Malcolm A. Gill

Flammable Australia : the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent, edited by Ross A. Bradstock, Jann E. Williams, Malcolm A. Gill

Label
Flammable Australia : the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent
Title
Flammable Australia
Title remainder
the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ross A. Bradstock, Jann E. Williams, Malcolm A. Gill
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Fire is pivotal to the functioning of ecosystems in Australia, affecting the distribution and abundance of the continents̕ unique and highly diverse range of plants and animals. Conservation of this natural biodiversity therefore requires a good understanding of scientific processes involved in the action of fire on the landscape. This book provides a synthesis of current knowledge in this area and its application in contemporary land management. Central to the discussion is an exploration of the concept of the fire regime - the cumulative pattern of fires and their individual characteristics (fire type, frequency, intensity and season) - and its interactions with biodiversity. Contributions by thirty two leading experts cover a broad sweep of topics, including pre-history, future climate change, fire behaviour, modelling of temporal and spatial patterns, plant and animal life-cycles, case studies of major ecosystems, and management policies and systems
Cataloging source
NUWS:W
Dewey number
577.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH197
LC item number
.F563 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gill, A. M.
  • Bradstock, R. A.
  • Williams, Jann E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fire ecology
  • Biodiversity
Label
Flammable Australia : the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent, edited by Ross A. Bradstock, Jann E. Williams, Malcolm A. Gill
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Digitally printed version 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. A history of fire in Australia / A. Peter Kershaw, et al -- 2. Importance of a changing climate for fire regimes in Australia / Geoffrey J. Cary -- 3. Fire properties and burn patterns in heterogeneous landscapes / Wendy Catchpole -- 4. Fire regimes in landscapes: models and realities / Michael A. McCarthy and Geoffrey J. Cary -- 5. Critical life cycles of plants and animals: developing a process-based understanding of population changes in fire-prone landscapes / Robert J. Whelan, et al -- 6. Spatial variability in fire regimes: its effects on recent and past vegetation / James S. Clark, et al -- 7. Fire regimes in the spinifex landscapes of Australia / Grant E. Allan and Richard I. Southgate -- 8. The role of fire regimes in temperate lowland grasslands of south-eastern Australia / Ian D. Lunt and John W. Morgan -- 9. Fire regimes in Australian heathlands and their effects on plants and animals / David A. Keith, et al -- 10. Fire regimes and biodiversity in semi-arid mallee ecosystems / Ross A. Bradstock and Janet S. Cohn -- 11. Fire regimes in Acacia wooded landscapes: effects on functional processes and biological diversity / Ken C. Hodgkinson -- 12. Fire regimes and biodiversity in the savannas of northern Australia / Richard J. Williams, et al -- 13. Fire regimes and their effects in Australian temperate woodlands / Richard Hobbs -- 14. Fire regimes and fire management of rainforest communities across northern Australia / Jeremy Russell-Smith and Peter Stanton -- 15. Fire regimes and biodiversity of forested landscapes of southern Australia / A. Malcolm Gill and Peter C. Catling -- 16. Fire regimes in semi-arid and tropical pastoral lands: managing biological diversity and ecosystem function / James C. Noble and Anthony C. Grice -- 17. Fire management and biodiversity conservation: key approaches and principles / David A. Keith, et al -- 18. Fire regimes and biodiversity: legacy and vision / A. Malcolm Gill, et al
Control code
000023827616
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
viii, 462 p.
Isbn
9780521125314
Lccn
2001025479
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)46384021
Label
Flammable Australia : the fire regimes and biodiversity of a continent, edited by Ross A. Bradstock, Jann E. Williams, Malcolm A. Gill
Publication
Note
Digitally printed version 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. A history of fire in Australia / A. Peter Kershaw, et al -- 2. Importance of a changing climate for fire regimes in Australia / Geoffrey J. Cary -- 3. Fire properties and burn patterns in heterogeneous landscapes / Wendy Catchpole -- 4. Fire regimes in landscapes: models and realities / Michael A. McCarthy and Geoffrey J. Cary -- 5. Critical life cycles of plants and animals: developing a process-based understanding of population changes in fire-prone landscapes / Robert J. Whelan, et al -- 6. Spatial variability in fire regimes: its effects on recent and past vegetation / James S. Clark, et al -- 7. Fire regimes in the spinifex landscapes of Australia / Grant E. Allan and Richard I. Southgate -- 8. The role of fire regimes in temperate lowland grasslands of south-eastern Australia / Ian D. Lunt and John W. Morgan -- 9. Fire regimes in Australian heathlands and their effects on plants and animals / David A. Keith, et al -- 10. Fire regimes and biodiversity in semi-arid mallee ecosystems / Ross A. Bradstock and Janet S. Cohn -- 11. Fire regimes in Acacia wooded landscapes: effects on functional processes and biological diversity / Ken C. Hodgkinson -- 12. Fire regimes and biodiversity in the savannas of northern Australia / Richard J. Williams, et al -- 13. Fire regimes and their effects in Australian temperate woodlands / Richard Hobbs -- 14. Fire regimes and fire management of rainforest communities across northern Australia / Jeremy Russell-Smith and Peter Stanton -- 15. Fire regimes and biodiversity of forested landscapes of southern Australia / A. Malcolm Gill and Peter C. Catling -- 16. Fire regimes in semi-arid and tropical pastoral lands: managing biological diversity and ecosystem function / James C. Noble and Anthony C. Grice -- 17. Fire management and biodiversity conservation: key approaches and principles / David A. Keith, et al -- 18. Fire regimes and biodiversity: legacy and vision / A. Malcolm Gill, et al
Control code
000023827616
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
viii, 462 p.
Isbn
9780521125314
Lccn
2001025479
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)46384021

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