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Title: Ecological Role of Fire
Associated File: Ecological Role of Fire.ppt
Ecological Role of Fire.pdf
Publisher: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Description: This lecture-based module is designed to introduce the ecological role of wildfire to students in a broad range of disciplines. It is intended for use in courses such as Environmental Science, General Biology and Introduction to Natural Resources and presents the current understanding of the role of wildfire. Although forest ecosystems are emphasized, most of the major points generalize to other ecosystems such as chaparral and prairies. The module is presented as a series of PowerPoint slides paired with a textual outline of the major points.

The PowerPoint presentation describes the role of wildfire in reducing the probability of catastrophic fire, nutrient input into soils, control of insect pests and tree pathogens and maintaining species diversity.

Supplementary lecture notes for use by the instructor are included in the notes section for each slide. Additional resources, including video presentations, are cited to assist faculty in adapting the module to their specific course needs.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Forestry -- Conservation and protection -- Damage by elements -- Forest fires and wildfires
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- Influence of special factors in the environment -- Special, A-Z -- Fire. Fire ecology
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Nature conservation. Landscape protection. Biological diversity conservation. Endangered species and ecosystems (General). Habitat conservation. Ecosystem management. Conservation biology
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Ecology
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Agriculture
Health -- Environmental health
Vocational Education -- Agriculture
Key Concept: Ecology -- Biodiversity and diversity
Ecology -- Sustainability
Agriculture -- Insects and pests
Agriculture -- Soils
Geography -- Environmental management
Ecology -- Forests
Ecology -- Soils
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-08-30 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2014-01-06 13:31:08 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
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Resource URL Clicks: 19
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