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Fire in California's Ecosystems$
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Neil Sugihara

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520246058

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520246058.001.0001

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The Future of Fire in California’s Ecosystems

The Future of Fire in California’s Ecosystems

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(p.538) chapter 24 The Future of Fire in California’s Ecosystems
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Fire in California's Ecosystems
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Neil G. Sugihara

Jan W. Van Wagtendonk

Joann Fiteskaufman

Kevin E. Shaffer

Andrea E. Thode

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0024

This chapter reviews the concepts developed in the book and challenges Californians to accept the fact that they live in fire-prone ecosystems. California’s variety of fire regimes are products of its wide diversity of vegetation, climate, topography, and ignitions. The role fire plays in an ecosystem is characterized by the fire regime attributes that describe the pattern of fire occurrence, behavior, and effects. California has a diverse flora comprised of plants that have evolved under a variety of climates and evolutionary pressures. The most universal changes to California’s ecosystems during the historic period have been the alteration of past fire regimes and changes in the pattern of fire on the landscape. Ecosystems change, and it is a mistake to manage any complex, dynamic ecosystem for a single, static state or condition.

Keywords:   fire, California, ecosystems, flora, landscape, vegetation, climate, topography, ignitions

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