Fire in the Tropical Biota

Ecosystem Processes and Global Challenges

  • Johann Georg Goldammer

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. P. A. Stott, J. G. Goldammer, W. L. Werner
    Pages 32-44
  3. J. G. Goldammer, S. R. Peñafiel
    Pages 45-62
  4. L. M. Coutinho
    Pages 82-105
  5. A. L. Koonce, A. González-Cabán
    Pages 135-158
  6. A. M. Gill, J. R. L. Hoare, N. P. Cheney
    Pages 159-178
  7. B. W. van Wilgen, C. S. Everson, W. S. W. Trollope
    Pages 179-215
  8. C. de Ronde, J. G. Goldammer, D. D. Wade, R. V. Soares
    Pages 216-272
  9. Y. J. Kaufman, A. Setzer, C. Justice, C. J. Tucker, M. C. Pereira, I. Fung
    Pages 371-399
  10. M. O. Andreae, G. Helas, J. Rudolph, B. Cros, R. Delmas, D. Nganga et al.
    Pages 437-439
  11. M. A. Fosberg, J. G. Goldammer, D. Rind, C. Price
    Pages 463-486
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 487-497

About this book


In 1977, the Volkswagen Foundation sponsored the first of a series of International Symposia on Fire Ecology at Freiburg University, Federal Republic of Germany. The scope of the congresses was to create a platform for researchers at a time when the science of fire ecology was not yet recognized and established outside of North America and Australia. Whereas comprehensive information on the fire ecology of the northern boreal, the temperate, and the mediter­ ranean biotas is meanwhile available, it was recognized that conside­ rable gaps in information exist on the role of fire in tropical und sub­ tropical ecosystems. Thus it seemed timely to meet the growing scientific interest and public demand for reliable and updated infor­ mation and to synthesize the available knowledge of tropical fire ecology and the impact of tropical biomass burning on global eco­ system processes. The Third Symposium on Fire Ecology, again sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation and held at Freiburg University in May 1989, was convened to prepare this first pantropical and multidisci­ plinary monograph on fire ecology!. The book, in which 46 scientists cooperated, analyzes those fire-related ecosystem processes which have not yet been described in a synoptic way. Following the editor's concept, duplication at previous efforts in describing tropical vegeta­ tion patterns and dynamics was avoided. Extensive bibliographical sources are given in the reference lists of the chapters.


Feuerökologie Forstwissenschaft Tropenwälder ecology ecosystem ecosystem processes vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Johann Georg Goldammer
    • 1
  1. 1.Fire Ecology and Fire Management Research Unit Institute of Forest ZoologyUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75397-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75395-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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