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Climate change

Thomas E. Lovejoy

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter, Thomas E. Lovejoy reports on the documented impacts of climate change on biotas. Massive releases of greenhouse gasses by humans have altered the climate. Rapid global warming is ... More


Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Sara Jensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in ... More


The Swamp Aesthetic: James Kirke Paulding's Frontiersman and the American Melodrama of Wonder

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

At the same time as Forrest's Metamora, the frontiersman Wildfire in James Kirke Paulding's drama The Lion of the West (1829) also played a key role in dismantling the kind of performance that led to ... More


Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Hal K. Rothman

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

National parks have played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks have been ... More


Introduction: The National Parks and Fire

Hal K. Rothman

in Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fires and National Parks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311167
eISBN:
9780199788958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of changing thoughts regarding fires at national parks. In 1926, the idea of igniting fire in a national park was anathema. By 1965, fire was on its ... More


On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

Matthew Desmond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144085
eISBN:
9780226144078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This rugged account of a rugged profession explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, the author relates his experiences ... More


Characteristics of Sagebrush Habitats and Limitations to Long-Term Conservation

Richard F. Miller, Steven T. Knick, David A. Pyke, Cara W. Meinke, Steven E. Hanser, Michael J. Wisdom, and Ann L. Hild

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The distribution of sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) within the Sage-Grouse Conservation Area (SGCA), the historical distribution of Greater Sage-Grouse buffered by fifty kilometers, stretches from British ... More


Conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse: A Synthesis of Current Trends and Future Management

J. W. Connelly, S. T. Knick, C. E. Braun, W. L. Baker, E. A. Beever, T. Christiansen, K. E. Doherty, E. O. Garton, S. E. Hanser, D. H. Johnson, M. Leu, R. F. Miller, D. E. Naugle, S. J. Oyler-McCance, D. A. Pyke, K. P. Reese, M. A. Schroeder, S. J. Stiver, B. L. Walker, and M. J. Wisdom

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Recent analyses of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations indicate substantial declines in many areas but relatively stable populations in other portions of the species' range. ... More


Fire and Fuel Management

Sue Husari, H. Thomas Nichols, Neil G. Sugihara, and Scott L. Stephens

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents an overview of basic fuel management concepts. It discusses the setting in which fuel management programs operate within the various land management agencies and fire ... More


Fire and At-Risk Species

Kevin E. Shaffer

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter concentrates on the fundamental issues that surround efforts to protect and conserve at-risk species while managing fire and vegetation. The essential aspects of species protection laws ... More


Taking the “Wild” Out of Wildfire

Matthew Desmond

in On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144085
eISBN:
9780226144078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores how the Forest Service cultivates within firefighters a specific professional disposition toward risk taking, what is called the illusion of self-determinacy, a collective ... More


The Beaver Creek Fire

Matthew Desmond

in On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144085
eISBN:
9780226144078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144078.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Two events more than any others temper and test the firefighter's illusion of self-determinacy: a fire that rages out of control and the loss of a fellow firefighter. This chapter deals with the ... 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


Andrea Brady’s Peculiar Dissidence

Brian M. Reed

in Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451577
eISBN:
9780801469589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451577.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the works of Andrea Brady, a poet-critic active in the contemporary British literary scene. Her essays on Barbara Guest, Frank O'Hara, and John Wieners take received ideas about ... More


Air Pollution, Air Quality, and Climate Change

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The effects of climate change on air quality are difficult to model due to the large number of unpredictable variables. Hotter temperatures favor ozone production. Higher atmospheric water content ... More


Introduction

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This introductory chapter presents the author's recollections about the fire that almost burned down his childhood home when he was sixteen. He was home alone when he heard a policeman outside the ... More


The 1991 Tunnel Fire: The Case for an Affluence-Vulnerability Interface

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The 1991 Oakland Hills Tunnel Fire is perhaps the most significant urban wildfire in United States history. Located in northeastern Oakland, California, and stretching northward into the city of ... More


The Changing American West: From “Flammable Landscape” to the “Incendiary”

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter establishes a conceptual justification for the implementation of an affluence-vulnerability interface analytic approach to manage current and prospective suburban landscapes—indeed a ... More


Trailblazing: Producing Landscapes, Extracting Profits, Inserting Risk

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter illuminates how the production of vulnerability proceeds through—and is supported by—interconnected economic development and resource use activities across city and regional scales. It ... More


Setting the Stage for Disaster: Revenue Maximization, Wealth Protection, and its Discontents

Gregory L. Simon

in Flame and Fortune in the American West: Urban Development, Environmental Change, and the Great Oakland Hills Fire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292802
eISBN:
9780520966161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292802.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter focuses on government retrenchment, conservative homeowner politics, and state tax restructuring spanning the 1950s to 1980s. It highlights the scalar dimensions of ... More


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