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Title: Historical Fire Regimes and Their Application to Forest Management
Associated File: Historical Fire Regimes.ppt
Historical Fire Regimes Module.pdf
Publisher: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
Description: This module is the second in the Fire Ecology and Management Series. The module is designed for courses that support natural resource disciplines such as Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Science. Although the module can be taught independently, faculty should consider teaching it as part of the series. Specifically, the module The Ecological Role of Fire is designed to prepare students for this module. This lecture-based module introduces the concept of historical fire regimes and describes how they are applied to modern forest management. A PowerPoint presentation describes how fire histories are determined and provides maps of fire regimes across the United States.

The causes of altered fire regimes including climate change are discussed as well as the risk they pose to humans and ecosystems. Examples of how disturbance regimes are used in forest management are also provided.
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: Geography -- Environmental management
Ecology -- Forests
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
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources
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