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Ecological responses of Amazonian forests to El Niño-induced surface fires

Jos Barlow and Carlos A. Peres

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Over the last twenty years the combined effects of El Niñno-induced droughts and land-use change have greatly increased the frequency of fire incidents in humid tropical forests. Despite the ... More


Science in the Forests: Rethinking Conservation

Arupjyoti Saikia

in Forests and Ecological History of Assam, 1826–2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069539
eISBN:
9780199081240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069539.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines how in the urge for scientific forestry, the foresters in Assam took recourse to the local experiences. It also discusses how both scientific management and commercialization of ... More


Forestry on Private Lands from the Medieval to the Modern Era

Anthony Scott

in The Evolution of Resource Property Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198286035
eISBN:
9780191718410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286035.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Some Norman forests were directly controlled by the landlord, and some were a part of the shared manorial common lands. The latter were held and used for timber or pasture by the tenants and ... More


Of Fires and Foraging

Alon Tal

in All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter turns to the role of fire in forest ecology. The British army chose the Carmel woodland for staging a final blow against the vanquished Ottoman forces to take control of Palestine at the ... More


The Role of Soils in Storage and Cycling of Mercury

Aria Amirbahman and Ivan J. Fernandez

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This is a review of the biogeochemical processes that control speciation and transport of inorganic mercury and methylmercury in soils. Mercury storage is discussed with respect to well-drained ... More


Forestry Comes to Oaxaca: Bureaucrats, Gangsters, and Indigenous Communities, 1926–1956

Andrew S. Mathews

in Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016520
eISBN:
9780262298537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016520.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the introduction of the science of forestry to Oaxaca from 1926 to 1956. It describes the efforts of the forest officials in protecting forests during the 1930s by building a ... More


Forest Fires

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This chapter explores how a “natural” process generates dynamically something that is conceptually similar to a percolation cluster by using the case of forest fires. It first provides an overview of ... More


Global Warming and the Forests

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter begins with a brief outline of the elementary physics of climate change. The increasing use of fossil fuels is adding to the natural concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the ... More


Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Paul Charbonneau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This book provides a short, hands-on introduction to the science of complexity using simple computational models of natural complex systems—with models and exercises drawn from physics, chemistry, ... More


Grassroots community organising in a post-disaster context: lessons for social work education from Ilias, Greece

Maria Pentaraki

in Social work in extremis: Lessons for social work internationally

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427182
eISBN:
9781447303558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427182.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

On August 24, 2007, a forest fire struck the province of Ilias, a predominantly rural and semi-rural area in the Peloponnesus region of Greece. The fire killed 67 people and affected 5,392 others. It ... More


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