Special Issue "Fire Effects on Fuel and Vegetation: Linking Process to Pattern"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 5041
Interests: fire ecology & management; invasive species control & management; disturbance ecology; silviculture; dendroecology
The effects of wildland fires on fuel and vegetation has been an area of active study. Despite the abundance of fire effects studies, generalizations and trends are difficult to establish, and inconsistencies among study methodologies continue to present challenges for a more comprehensive understanding of fire effects on fuel and vegetation.
The need to directly link fire behavior and heat transfer to vegetation and fuel responses cannot be more aptly represented than by Stephen Pyne’s analogy of examining effects without fire behavior as examining a patient’s response without knowledge of administered dosage levels. Models that integrate the complex and dynamic fire–atmosphere feedbacks and advances in measurement technology of energy release were recently developed to address these issues. Furthermore, the need for a more mechanistic understanding of individual plant and species responses have been emphasized.
We invite you to contribute to Forests’ Special Issue focused on linking wildland fire as a process to fuel and vegetation patterns. Contributions are welcome from all forest ecosystems linking heat release and fire behavior to effects on fuel and vegetation.
Dr. Mohammad M. Bataineh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- fire behavior
- fireline intensity
- fire spread
- fuel reduction
- fuel consumption