The Role of Fire in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems by Louis Trabaud (auth.), José M. Moreno, Walter C. Oechel

By Louis Trabaud (auth.), José M. Moreno, Walter C. Oechel (eds.)

Fire has been famous as a necessary agent influencing the range and power of landscapes. it really is relatively very important in Mediterranean ecosystems, akin to these of California. This booklet is of curiosity to ecologists, coverage makers, and land managers.

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Eventually, other resprouting species are killed by the fire. The survivors of resprouting species have a lower number of resprouts and grow less, which may favor seedling survival. Additionally, herb density is less which, in tum, may indirectly further favor Ceanothus. Extensive fire intensity measurements should be taken in control fires to better understand fire patterns and their causes. These measurements may be expensive, but with the aid of the methods described here they should be possible without any great monetary investment.

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