Fire in California Grasslands

Richard J. Reiner

in California Grasslands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780520252202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933972 | DOI:
Fire in California Grasslands

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This chapter presents some basic concepts about grassland fire, explores the role of fire in determining where grasslands occur, and examines the impact of fire on species composition. It also illustrates how vegetation and physical site factors interact and influence fire regimes, and describes the ways in which fire can be used as a management and restoration tool. The chapter focuses primarily on California annual grasslands, which occur within the Mediterranean climate zone.

Keywords: grassland fire; fire; vegetation; management; restoration; annual grasslands

Chapter.  8912 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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