A.G. McArthur

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Forest Research Institute
Canberra, , Australia

Publications in Fire Ecology

The Characterization of Fires in Relation to Ecological Studies, with an Introduction by Neil Burrows
Pages: 1-9
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1101001

Literature dealing with the effects of fire on vegetation and soil has been adequately summarized by Hare (1961).  In some two hundred references there is almost a complete absence of a precise description of the type of fire causing the various effects described.

The pioneer Australian study of the effect of fire on soil temperature by Beadle (1940), although not describing the type of fire adequately, at least described the type of fuel in which the fires burnt and gave some dimensions whereby a reasonable estimate of the fire energy could be determined.  [Read More]

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