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Challenges and a checklist for biodiversity conservation in fire-prone forests: Perspectives from the Pacific Northwest of USA and Southeastern Australia

Spies, T; Gill, A Malcom; Stephens, Scott L; Agee, James K; Lindenmayer, David

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Conserving biodiversity in fire-prone forest ecosystems is challenging for several reasons including differing and incomplete conceptual models of fire-related ecological processes, major gaps in ecological and management knowledge, high variability in fire behavior and ecological responses to fires, altered fire regimes as a result of land-use history and climate change, and the increasing encroachment into forest landscapes by humans. We briefly compare two ecologically distinct fire-prone...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60898
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.09.008

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