Lightning . . . and life
Document Type: News Article
Author(s): T. Bacon
Publication Year: 1966

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Colinus virginianus
  • coniferous forests
  • evolution
  • fire adaptations (animals)
  • fire adaptations (plants)
  • fire injuries (animals)
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • Florida
  • forest management
  • game birds
  • grasslands
  • insects
  • Komarek, E.V., Sr.
  • lightning
  • lightning caused fires
  • mosaic
  • north Florida
  • plantations
  • population density
  • post fire recovery
  • regeneration
  • roots
  • season of fire
  • seed germination
  • small mammals
  • sprouting
  • Tall Timbers Research Station
  • thinning
  • Tripsacum
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 44492
Tall Timbers Record Number: 19858
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
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.


From the text (p.6) ... 'Now, under the auspices of the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference instigated five years ago by Komarek at Florida State University, fire researchers from all over the world are contributing to growing knowledge about lightning fire as a sculptor of life. By manipulating fire -- imitating on a smaller scale the benefits of lightning fires -- man is learning to regenerate life and is gaining valuable new insight into the wisdom of nature that used lightning to destroy vast, ancient forests in order to start man up the evolutionary ladder.'

Bacon, T. 1966. Lightning . . . and life. p. 4-9.