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Fire Effects on Soil Properties - Paulo  Pereira

Fire Effects on Soil Properties

By: Paulo Pereira (Editor), Jorge Mataix-Solera (Editor), Xavier Úbeda (Editor), Guillermo Rein (Editor), Artemi Cerdà (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2019
ISBN: 9781486308132
Number Of Pages: 400

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Wildland fires are occurring more frequently and affecting more of earth's surface than ever before. These fires affect the properties of soils and the processes by which they form, but the nature of these impacts has not been well understood. Given that healthy soil is necessary to sustain biodiversity, ecosystems and agriculture, the impacts of fire on soil is a vital field of research.

Fire Effects on Soil Properties brings together current research on the effects of fire on the physical, biological and chemical properties of soil. Written by over 60 international experts in the field, it includes examples from fire-prone areas across the world, dealing with ash, meso and macrofauna, smouldering fires, recurrent fires and management of fire-affected soils. It also describes current best practice methodologies for research and monitoring of fire effects and new methodologies for future research.

This is the first time information on this topic has been presented in a single volume and the book will be an important reference for students, practitioners, managers and academics interested in the effects of fire on ecosystems, including soil scientists, geologists, forestry researchers, environmentalists.

ISBN: 9781486308132
ISBN-10: 1486308139
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st February 2019
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.45

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