Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Fire in California's Ecosystems$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Neil Sugihara

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520246058

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520246058.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 29 June 2022

. Fire and California Vegetation

. Fire and California Vegetation

Chapter:
(p.xvi) (p.1) chapter 1. Fire and California Vegetation
Source:
Fire in California's Ecosystems
Author(s):

Neil G. Sugihara

Michael G. Barbour

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0001

Fire is a physical process and an ecological process. It is difficult to overstate the importance of fire in California ecosystems. The modern array of bioregions is a product of millions of years of plant evolution, geologic upheavals, and climate change. It is not the occurrence of fire in an ecosystem that constitutes an ecological disturbance; rather it is the actions that have led to changes to the existing fire regimes. There are numerous examples across California where fire and fuel management activities, prescribed burning, fire suppression, or post-fire rehabilitation and restoration can be integrated while conserving and protecting at-risk species, their habitats, and ecological processes. The story of fire in California ecosystems is an epic adventure played out over millennia in a spectacular setting. This book sets the scenes, introduces the characters and situations, and provides the future of fire ecology and the tools to write the next act.

Keywords:   fire ecology, California ecosystems, fuel management, burning, fire suppression, plant evolution, climate change

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.