Fire ecology review
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Edwin V. Komarek Sr.
Publication Year: 1976

Cataloging Information

  • Africa
  • arthropods
  • Asia
  • brush
  • charcoal
  • ecology
  • education
  • fire adaptations
  • grasslands
  • habitat types
  • histories
  • India
  • insects
  • land management
  • post-fire recovery
  • prehistoric fires
  • public information
  • savannas
  • shrublands
  • succession
  • TTRS - Tall Timbers Research Station
  • wetlands
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 2626
Tall Timbers Record Number: 10754
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Tall Timbers shelf
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


In 1931 Herbert L. Stoddard, the Dean of Game Management in his classic investigation of the Bobwhite Quail stated: 'While an immediate and direct effect of burning is, of course always apparent, the general effect of long-continued annual or irregular but frequent burning upon the vegetation of an area, and its indirect effect upon the animal life, present a complex problem, one that would require years of careful research on the part of the personnel of a well-equipped experiment station to work out. Such research is greatly needed, and should be carried on, for fire may be the most important single factor in determining what animal and vegetable life will thrive in many areas.' This concept expressed so long ago by Stoddard, that fire was an important ecological factor in the natural environment, was the basis for the organization of Tall Timbers Research, Inc., on February 7, 1958 as a public, scientific and educational foundation.The foundation in its charter and in the will of Henry L. Beadel, the founder, is explicitly charged with the conduct of fire research and education along with other ecological research and education.

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Komarek Sr., Edwin V. 1976. Fire ecology review. Proceedings: Fourteenth Annual Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference. Tallahassee, FL: Tall Timbers Research Station. pp. 201-216.