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Type: Report
Author(s): James K. Brown
Editor(s): James K. Brown; Jane Kapler Smith
Publication Date: 2000

At the request of public and private wildland fire managers who recognized a need to assimilate current fire effects knowledge, we produced this state-of-the-art integrated series of documents relevant to management of ecosystems. The series covers our technical understanding of fire effects, an understanding that has expanded considerably since about 1980, along with an awareness that fire is a fundamental process of ecosystems that must be understood and managed to meet resource and ecosystem management goals. The 'Rainbow Series' of documents stresses concepts and principles, provides an entry into the relevant literature, and discusses management implications. The volumes in the series are intended to be useful for land management planning, development of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, training and education, informing others such as conservation groups and regulatory agencies, and accessing the technical literature.

Online Links
Citation: Brown, James K. 2000. Introduction and fire regimes. Pages 1-8 In: Brown, James K.; Smith, Jane Kapler (eds.). Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora. General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2. Chapter 1. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Cataloging Information

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  • Canada
  • catastrophic fires
  • conservation
  • cover
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • environmental impact statements
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • fire severity
  • forest management
  • fuel types
  • grasslands
  • hardwood forests
  • land management
  • light burning
  • lightning caused fires
  • mortality
  • pine forests
  • plant communities
  • plants
  • presettlement fires
  • shrublands
  • succession
  • surface fires
  • vegetation
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12906Location Status: Not in fileCall Number: A13.88:RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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