1. Postfire Plant Community Dynamics in the Mediterranean Basin.- 2. Are the Responses of Matorral Shrubs Different from Those in an Ecosystem with a Reputed Fire History?.- 3. Fire Intensity as a Determinant Factor of Postfire Plant Recovery in Southern California Chaparral.- 4. Animals, Fire, and Vertebrate Herbivory in Californian Chaparral and Other Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems.- 5. The Effects of Fire on Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils in Mediterranean-Climate Shrublands.- 6. Fire and Water Yield: A Survey and Predictions for Global Change.- 7. Spatial Simulation of Fire Regime in Mediterranean-Climate Landscapes.- 8. Perspectives on Fire Management in Mediterranean Ecosystems of Southern California.- 9. The Role of Fire and Its Management in the Conservation of Mediterranean Ecosystems and Landscapes.
Fire has been recognized as a vital agent influencing the diversity and vigor of landscapes. It is particularly important in Mediterranean ecosystems, such as those of California. This book is of interest to ecologists, policy makers, and land managers.
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