Leda N. Kobziar

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School of Forest Resources and Conservation
University of Florida
P.O. Box 110410
Gainesville , Florida 32611, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Comparison of Burn Severities of Consecutive Large-Scale Fires in Florida Sand Pine Scrub Using Satellite Imagery Analysis
Pages: 99-113
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0702099

Remotely sensed imagery has been used extensively in the western US to evaluate patterns of burn severity and vegetation recovery following wildland fires. Its application in southern US ecosystems, however, has been limited. Challenges in southern areas include very high rates of vegetation recovery following fire, frequent cloud cover, and the presence of standing water. Use of remote sensing in southern forests should therefore be coupled with concurrent ground-based assessments, at least until the methods are tested for different ecosystems.  [Read More]

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Fire and Water: New Perspectives on Fire's Role In Shaping Wetland Ecosystems
Pages: 1-5
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0901001

This special issue of Fire Ecology is dedicated to furthering scientific understanding of the role fire plays in the development and functioning of wetland ecosystems.  [Read More]

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Impacts of Fire on Microbial Carbon Cycling in Subtropical Wetlands
Pages: 21-37
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0901021

Fire is a major determinant of the global carbon (C) balance. While it is known that C is lost through organic matter combustion, the effect fire has on soil C biogeochemistry is unclear. Studies investigating the role of fire on C greenhouse gas production (CO2 and CH4) have been conducted in forested and grassland ecosystems, yet research in wetlands has been limited.  [Read More]

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Smoldering Combustion and Ground Fires: Ecological Effects and Multi-Scale Significance
Pages: 124-132
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0901124

Although fires in wetlands would seem to be rare or impossible by definition, these ecosystems do occasionally experience fire. A common feature of fires in wetlands is smoldering combustion in organic soils, such as peat and muck.  [Read More]

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Fire on Earth: An Introduction
Pages: 88-91
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1001088

I’d just returned from sabbatical in Spain and was suffering the disillusionment that accompanies reentry into a less exotic work environment. The first few pages of Fire on Earth: An Introduction produced the first jab of inspiration I’d felt in weeks. Yes, we have broadly neglected fire in our intellectual disciplines for hundreds of years! Yes, there is no greater integrating and influential force than fire! Yes, I think I actually want to read this 400+ page book cover to cover!  [Read More]

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