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Fire Ecology: United States and Southern Canada

ISBN: 978-0-471-09033-5
528 pages
March 1982
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Table of Contents

Temperature and Heat Effects.

Soil and Water Properties.



Semidesert Grass-Shrub.


Chaparral and Oakbrush.


Ponderosa Pine.

Douglas Fir and Associated Communities.


Red and White Pine.

Coastal Redwood and Giant Sequoia.

Southeastern Forests.

Prescribed Burning.
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Author Information

About the authors Henry A. Wright is currently Chairperson and Horn Professor of Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University. Widely known as an authority on fire ecology, and an advocate of prescribed burning in range management, Dr. Wright has assisted more than fifty Texas ranchers over the past 15 years in planning and conducting burns. He has worked for the Department of the interior, the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies as a researcher and consultant, and also conducts workshops for training agency personnel in fire management techniques. The author of over 80 articles in academic journals and several more in agricultural magazines, Dr. Wright received a Ph.D. in range management from Utah State University. Arthur W. Bailey is currently Professor of Range Ecology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and serves as the coordinator of grazing management programs for the school's Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Bailey is a member of the Society for Range Management and the intermountain Section Society for Range Management. He received his Ph.D. in range management from Oregon State University.
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