Ecological Effects of Fire in South African Ecosystems

This is a stimulating tale of the interplay of observation, experimentation, working hypotheses, tentative conclusions, niggling and weightier doubts and great aspirations, on the part of some score of students, on varied ecological and other aspects of the regime and role of fire in relevant biomes...

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Main Author: Booysen, Peter V.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Tainton, Neil M. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1984, 1984
Series:Ecological Studies, Analysis and Synthesis
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Characteristics of South African Biomes
  • 2 Fire Regimes in the Biomes of South Africa
  • 3 Man’s Historical and Traditional Use of Fire in Southern Africa
  • 4 An Historical Review of Research on Fire in South Africa
  • 5 Fire in Fynbos
  • 6 Fire in Grassland
  • 7 Fire in Savanna
  • 8 Fire in Forest
  • 9 Fire Behaviour
  • 10 Effects of Fire on Vegetation Structure and Dynamics
  • 11 The Effect of Fire on Forage Production and Quality
  • 12 Effects of Fire Regime on Faunal Composition and Dynamics
  • 13 The Responses and Survival of Organisms in Fire-Prone Environments
  • 14 The Effect of Fire on Soil and Microclimate
  • 15 The Effect of Fire on Water Yield
  • 16 The Use of Fire as a Management Tool
  • Concluding Remarks. Fire Research - a Perspective for the Future
  • References
  • Index of Plants and Animals (Scientific)
  • Index of Plants and Animals (Common)