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Landscape Ecology

, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 925–926 | Cite as

D. McKenzie, C. Miller and D.A. Falk (eds.): The Landscape Ecology of Fire

Springer, New York, USA, 2011, 312 pp., illus, maps; 24 cm. Hardback, ISBN 978-94-007-0300-1.
  • Eric J. Gustafson
Book Review

In the Foreword of this volume is the statement that “landscape ecology is the ‘glue’ that holds ecosystem theory together and nowhere is that more evident than in the study of wildland fire ecology.” The Landscape Ecology of Fire summarizes how landscape ecology has contributed to, and been formed by, the study of wildland fire, and focuses on new and emerging ideas about the landscape ecology of fire. Landscape ecology added a spatial and scaling component to the study of wildland fire that resolved many previously intractable problems. Nevertheless, as this volume describes, theoretical gaps remain that must be filled to advance towards a comprehensive landscape ecology of fire.

The book is a collection of contributed chapters that are well-edited and mostly easy to read. The chapters are all consistent with the title of the volume. However, as is often the case with collections, the book does not present a cohesive, logical development of the new theoretical framework that is...

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. (outside the USA) 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.USDA Forest Service Northern Research StationInstitute for Applied Ecosystem StudiesRhinelanderUSA

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