The Landscape Ecology of Fire

  • Donald McKenzie
  • Carol Miller
  • Donald A. Falk

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Concepts and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald McKenzie, Carol Miller, Donald A. Falk
      Pages 3-25
    3. Donald McKenzie, Maureen C. Kennedy
      Pages 27-49
    4. Max A. Moritz, Paul F. Hessburg, Nicholas A. Povak
      Pages 51-86
  3. Climate Context

  4. Landscape Fire Dynamics and Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Erica A. H. Smithwick
      Pages 143-163
    3. Tyson Swetnam, Donald A. Falk, Amy E. Hessl, Calvin Farris
      Pages 165-192
    4. Jon E. Keeley, Janet Franklin, Carla D’Antonio
      Pages 193-221
    5. Samuel A. Cushman, Tzeidle N. Wasserman, Kevin McGarigal
      Pages 223-245
  5. Landscape Fire Management, Policy, and Research in an Era of Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. David L. Peterson, Jessica E. Halofsky, Morris C. Johnson
      Pages 249-267
    3. Carol Miller, John Abatzoglou, Timothy Brown, Alexandra D. Syphard
      Pages 269-294
    4. Donald McKenzie, Carol Miller, Donald A. Falk
      Pages 295-303
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About this book


Global warming is expected to change fire regimes, likely increasing the severity and extent of wildfires in many ecosystems around the world.  What will be the landscape-scale effects of these altered fire regimes?  Within what theoretical contexts can we accurately assess these effects? We explore the possible effects of altered fire regimes on landscape patch dynamics, dominant species (tree, shrub, or herbaceous) and succession, sensitive and invasive plant and animal species and communities, and ecosystem function.  Ultimately, we must consider the human dimension: what are the policy and management implications of increased fire disturbance, and what are the implications for human communities?


Climate change Ecosystem resilience Landscape fire Top-down and bottom-up controls

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald McKenzie
    • 1
  • Carol Miller
    • 2
  • Donald A. Falk
    • 3
  1. 1., Pacific Wildlife Fire Sciences LaboratorUS Forest ServiceSeattleUSA
  2. 2., Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research InstituUS Forest ServiceMisoulaUSA
  3. 3., School of Natural Resources and the EnviUniversity of ArizonaTusconUSA

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