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Title Post-fire management and restoration of Southern European forests / Francisco Moreira [and others], editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 329 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Series Managing forest ecosystems, 1568-1319 ; v. 24
Managing forest ecosystems ; 24
Contents 1. Setting the Scene for Post-Fire Management -- 2. Land Cover Change and Fire Regime in the European Mediterranean Region -- 3. Economic, Legal and Social Aspects of Post-Fire Management -- 4. Fire Hazard and Flammability of European Forest Types -- 5. Fire Ecology and Post-Fire Restoration Approaches in Southern European Forest Types -- 6. Post-Fire Management of Serotinous Pine Forests -- 7. Post-Fire Management of Non Serotinous Pine Forests -- 8. Post-Fire Management of Mediterranean Broadleaved Forests -- 9. Post-Fire Management of Cork Oak Forests -- 10. Post Fire Management of Exotic Forests -- 11. Management of Threatened, High Conservation Value Forest Hotspots Under Changing Fire Regimes -- 12. Post-Fire Management of Shrublands -- Index
Summary In spite of all the efforts made in fire prevention and suppression, every year about 45 000 forest fires occur in Europe, burning ca. 0.5 million hectares of forests and other rural lands. The management of these burned forests has been given much less attention than fire prevention or fire suppression issues, but the post-fire management of burned areas raises strong concerns (economic and social impacts, soil erosion and water quality, biodiversity loss, forest restoration). Although there are a few publications which address post-fire management, the focus of these has been either on gener
Analysis Life sciences
Applied Ecology
Endangered ecosystems
Plant Ecology
Forests and forestry
Environmental management
Forestry Management
Ecosystems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Forests and forestry -- Fire management -- Europe, Southern.
Forest fires -- Environmental aspects -- Europe, Southern.
Fires.
Forestry.
Forests.
Form Electronic book
Author Moreira, Francisco, 1965-
ISBN 9789400722088 (electronic bk.)
9400722087 (electronic bk.)