Table of Contents
Volume 9, Issue 3 - 2013
Is The Longleaf Type a Climax?, with an Introduction by Brian P. Oswald
Author: H.H. Chapman
When I moved to the south in 1992, one of the first articles I read regarding the ecological role of fire in southern forests was H.H. Chapman’s “Is the Longleaf Type a Climax?” from the 1932 volume of Ecology. Herman Haupt Chapman followed his short tenure as a forest assistant under Gifford Pinchot with a long career on the faculty in the Yale University School of Forestry.
Forum: Issues, Management, Policy, and Opinions
Human Fires and Wildfires on Sydney Sandstones: History Informs Management
There is a concept in fire ecology that some natural (pre-European) fire regimes were dominated by infrequent high intensity fires ignited by lightning. In Australia, some ecologists extend this to most or all ecosystems across the landscape.
Lepidoptera Pest Species Response to Mid-Summer Fire
In the American Midwest, summer fires are infrequent, and there is little information on their impact on ecosystems. After an accidental wildfire in a 20 ha grassland restoration, new growth provided effective substrate for the noctuid species corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea (Boddie), and tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (Fabricius).
Foliar Consumption Across a Sudden Oak Death Chronosequence in Laboratory Fires
The recent introduction and spread of sudden oak death (SOD; caused by Phytopthora ramorum) has caused heavy mortality in native tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus [Hook. & Arn.] Manos et al. = Lithocarpus densiflorus [Hook. & Arn.] Rehder) forests in California and Oregon, USA.
Unauthorized Firesetting as Socioecological Disturbance: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Incendiary Wildfires in Georgia, USA, 1987-2010
Author: Michael R. Coughlan
I analyzed the spatiotemporal patterning of intentional, unauthorized landscape fires in the state of Georgia, USA, for the years 1987 through 2010 with the aim of delineating socioecological constraints on and firesetter preferences for the timing and placement of ignitions.
Short-Term Effects of Repeated Wildfires in Oak-Juniper Woodlands
Seasonal Variation in Flammability Characteristics of Quercus marilandica and Quercus stellata Leaf Litter Burned in the Laboratory
Fire Effects on Basal Area, Tiller Production, and Mortality of the C4 Bunchgrass, Purple Threeawn
Prescribed Burning in Fire-Prone Landscapes