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From the text ... 'Fire long has been an important subject of debate, stemming from the apparent contradiction between its controlled use in everyday life and its threats to life and property as uncontrolled wildfires. This paradox has been...

Person: Rego
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Contemporary human activities such as tropical deforestation. Land clearing for agriculture, pest control and grassland management lead to biomass burning, which in turn leads to land-cover changes. However, biomass burning emissions are not correctly...

Person: Pereira, Freitas, Moraes, Ferreira, Shimabukuro, Rao, Longo
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The effects of after-ripening (storage under warm, dry conditions) on seed germination was examined in six plant species from the arid zone of Western Australia with the aim of improving germination and germination rate for rehabilitation objectives....

Person: Commander, Merritt, Rokich, Dixon
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The objective of this study was to improve the ability to model the air quality impacts of biomass burning on the surrounding environment. The focus is on prescribed burning emissions from a military reservation, Fort Benning in Georgia, and their...

Person: Unal
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Studies of restoration ecology are well established for northern peatlands, but at an early stage for tropical peatlands. Extensive peatland areas in Southeast Asia have been degraded through deforestation, drainage and fire, leading to on- and off-...

Person: Page, Hoscilo, Wösten, Jauhiainen, Silvius, Rieley, Ritzema, Tansey, Graham, Vasander, Limin
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system has been used by the US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and Bureaus of the Department of the Interior since 2006 to evaluate wildfire potential across all administrative units in the...

Person: Reynolds, Hessburg, Keane, Menakis
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

We modeled the African terrestrial carbon balance over the past century using a spatially resolved process based vegetation model (ORCHIDEE). The model is forced by changing climate and by human-induced changes in land use. It includes a simple...

Person: Ciais, Piao, Cadule, Friedlingstein, Chedin
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Revegetation of disturbed land, particularly in arid environments, is often hindered by low seedling establishment. Information on seed biology and germination cues of keystone species is lacking, particularly in arid Australia; a major zone for mining...

Person: Commander, Merritt, Rokich, Dixon
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Tropical deforestation contributes to the build-up of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Within the deforestation process, fire is frequently used to eliminate biomass in preparation for agricultural use. Quantifying these deforestation-...

Person: van der Werf, Morton, Defries, Giglio, Randerson, Collatz, Kasibhatla
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The smoke-derived butenolide, 3-methyl-2H-furo[2,3-c]pyran-2-one, is a simple organic compound that can increase both the level and rate of seed germination, widen the environmental range over which germination can occur and have a positive effect on...

Person: Light, Daws, van
Year: 2009
Type: Document
Source: TTRS