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Forest Regeneration following Hurricanes and Fires

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on patterns of regeneration following hurricanes and fires in tropical forests. After these disturbances, some trees remain and produce seeds and resprouts, promoting more rapid ... More


Fire and open ecosystems

William J. Bond

in Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Can fire account for the widespread occurrence of open ecosystems? This chapter explores fire as a major consumer shaping vegetation in diverse regions worldwide. The concept of fire regime helps ... More


Fire Ecology of Tamarix

Gail M. Drus

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the fire ecology of Tamarix and the role of fire in riparian ecosystems. Tamarisk invasion has been linked to increased wildfire frequency and intensity in riparian ecosystems ... More


Climate Feedbacks in the Alaskan Boreal Forest

F. Stuart Chapin III and A. David McGuire

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The boreal forest biome occupies an area of 18.5 million km2, which is approximately 14% of the vegetated cover of the earth’s surface (McGuire et al. 1995b). North of 50°N, terrestrial ... More


The Recovery of Biomass, Nutrient Stocks, and Deep Soil Functions in Secondary Forests

Daniel Nepstad and Paulo R. S. Moutinho

in The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195114317
eISBN:
9780197561140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195114317.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geochemistry

Secondary forests cover approximately one third of the 0.5 million km2 of the Brazilian Amazon that have been cleared for agriculture (Houghton et al. 2000, Fearnside and Guimarães 1996). These ... More


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