- Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology
- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 25, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 052133814X
- ISBN-13: 978-0521338141
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The book provides a thorough analysis of the ecology of fire, illustrating principles from a wide range of fire-affected habitats..." Peter D. Moore, Nature
"...I would give this book a rating of excellent...The book succeeds in reviewing a complex topic and conveying that complexity in a readable way." Ecoscience
"It is well written and authoritative, with good illustrations...The book will appeal to a broad spectruem of students, professional natural resource managers, plant and animal ecologists, and researchers. Strongly recommended." M.J. Zwolinski, Choice
"This is a highly readable book that provides an excellent introduction to ecology of plants and animals in relation to fire, and will, hopefully, stimulate interest in interdisciplinary experimental fire research." Forest Science
"This book aims to summarize and critique the state of research in fire ecology, world-wide. It succeeds surprisingly well for so small a book and so large a goal...well organized and written clearly...it surveys current thought in the field, presenting not only what is already known but also what seems possible to learn. The book's saturation with data makes it an excellent text for courses in fire ecology." Jane Kapler Smith, Ecology
"An exciting aspect of Whelan's book is that one can read about the responses of plants and animals to grassland, shrubland, and forest fires from different regions worldwide in the same chapter...A variety of readers will find this book highly relevant and valuable. In particular, those embarking on research in fire ecology will find much useful advice...many will appreciate the comparison of fire in different systems." Kathleen Doyle, Natural Areas Journal
"RThe Ecology of Fire goes a long way toward establishing a firm scientific base for the development of future fire ecology." William J. Platt, American Scientist
Drawing on examples from several continents, this text studies the ecological impact of fires on individual organisms, populations and communities. It summarizes the major aspects of ecology that are of particular importance to fire control--protection against wildfires as well as fire as a management tool.
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I would recommend this book to anyone interested in fire ecology, whether student or not. In fact I have made the book the prescribed textbook for the module in fire ecology I lecture in.