© 1996

Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia

  • Johann Georg Goldammer
  • Valentin V. Furyaev

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Fire in Boreal Ecosystems: History and Patterns

  4. Statistics and Dynamics

    1. B. J. Stocks, D. R. Cahoon, J. S. Levine, W. R. Cofer III, T. J. Lynham
      Pages 139-150
  5. Geographical Analysis

  6. Pyrological Classification of Landscapes, Sites and Fuel Types

About this book


One of the first priority areas among joint East/West research programs is the rational use of natural resources and sustainable development of regions. In the boreal zone of North America and Eurasia forests are economically very important and, at the same time highly vulnerable to disturbances. Because of its size and ecological functions the boreal forest zone and its most dynamic disturbance factor - fire - play an important role in ecosystem processes on global scale. Interest within the global change research community in Northern Eurasia (Fennoscandia, European Russia, Siberia, and the Far East of Russia) has grown dramatically in the last few years. It is a vast area about which very little is known. It is a region where temperature rise due to anthropogenic climate forcing is predicted to be the greatest, and where the consequent feedbacks to the atmosphere are potentially large. In addition, it is poised to undergo rapid economic development, which may lead to large and significant changes to its land cover. Much of this interest in Northern Eurasia, as in the high latitude regions in general, is centerd on its role in the global carbon cycle, which is likely to be significantly affected under global change. New research initiatives between Western and Eastern countries have been designed to address a series of phenomena, problems and management solutions.


Atmospheric chemistry Ecology Ozone depletion Scale Troposphere biogeochemical cycles classification ecosystem ecosystems forest vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Johann Georg Goldammer
    • 1
  • Valentin V. Furyaev
    • 2
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Chemistry-Freiburg UniversityMainz-FreiburgGermany
  2. 2.V.N. Sukachev Institute of Forestry and TimberRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia
  • Editors Johann Georg Goldammer
    Valentin Furyaev
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4137-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4725-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8737-2
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 531
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Ecology
    Atmospheric Sciences
    Physical Chemistry
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