Tran Van Nao (Editor) The last decade has witnessed a seriously increasing incidence of forest fires in many countries. Substantial economic and ecological losses have been incurred, although the estimation of total damage This has been due to the lack assessment has often been inaccurate. of standardized methods for collecting data on fire occurrence and area burnt, as well as information such as the value of the vegetation destroyed and restoration costs, and the implications for recreation, tourism and other social activities. The Mediterranean region was initially considered one of the most vulnerable to forest fires because of its' dry climate and strong winds. No region is immune to forest fires, however, and damage has been especially severe in areas where pine is the predominant species. Although forest fires are normally considered a national problem, they become an international one when they occur in border area forests or when the ecological impacts are felt over long distances.
The potential for forest fires exists in every country -unless it is a complete desert - and for this reason, there is a need to promote better understanding of the fires, and closer cooperation between countries in controlling them.
Information on forest fires Timber Section, FAO/ECE Agriculture and Timber Division, Geneva.- Forest fires in countries of northern, eastern and central Europe.- Forest fires in the Mediterranean region.- Forest fires in North America The Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Canadian Forestry Service and the United States Forest Service.- Les criteres d'evaluation des risques d'incendie de forets.- Modelling the development of fire in a forest environment.- Forest fire detection systems.- Forest fire planning: organization and methods of control.- Forest fire prevention and control in the German Democratic Republic.- A computer project for the collection and handling of data in forest fire control.- Recent evolution and prospects for the Mediterranean region.- Forest fire control by means of ground equipment.- Ground equipment in North America Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Canadian Forestry Institute and the United States Forest Service.- Forest fire problems in the Federal Republic of Germany.- Evaluation of technical/economic characteristics of aircraft in fire prevention and suppression.- Development of airborne forest fire fighting equipment in the Federal Republic of Germany.- The use of chemicals in forest fire-fighting.- Medium expansion foam as a forest fire-fighting agent.- The use of explosives in forest fire control.- Measures to reduce forest fire hazards and restoration of damaged areas in Lower Saxony.- Mesures sylvicoles propres a reduire les risques d'incendie dans la zone temperee.- Controlled burning for stabilizing pine plantations.- Effets de l'incendie sur l'ecosysteme.- The risk of fire in vegetative cover from the point of view of ecological planning.- Fire suppression training in the United States: an approach to interagency standardization.- Forest insurance in Sweden.- Public information in forest fire prevention and control.
Series: Forestry Sciences
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 30th November 1982
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.7
Weight (kg): 0.53