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Wildfires: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century $230.00
Editors: António José Bento Gonçalves, António Avelino Batista Vieira, Maria Rosário Melo Costa, and José Tadeu Marques Aranha (Dept. of Geography, Social Sciences Institute, University of Minho, Campus de Azurem, Guimaraes, Portugal)
Book Description:
The present book intends to outline different approaches regarding wildland fires, showing different perspectives and challenges present in the beginning of the 21st century and emerging in different case studies that reveal how wildfires are being faced in some countries around the world (Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Algeria, Mozambique, Lithuania and Chile). Therefore, this book includes fifteen valuable contributions that reflect its title: Wildfires: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges of the 21st Century.
The first part of this book includes topics that expresses different realities and challenges on wildfire analysis in Europe, South America and Africa, in a total of six chapters.
The second part of this book, entitled “New Perspectives and Methodologies on Wildfire Research”, which is composed of five chapters, is focused on the implementation of recent techniques and methodologies to promote wildfire knowledge and forest management.
The last part is related to recent developments on soils and ashes analysis, and their off-site effects on water quality. It is composed of four chapters where these topics are discussed. (Nova)

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Fire Impacts in European Grassland Ecosystems
(Paulo Pereira, Marcos Francos, Xavier Ubeda, and Eric C. Brevik, Environnemental Management Centre, Mykolas Romeris University. Vilnius, Lithuania. 2GRAM (Grup de Recerca Ambiental Mediterrània), Department of Physical Geography, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 2. Are There Mega Fires in Brazilian Savannas? The National Park of Chapada Diamantina Case (Bahia, Brazil)
(Washington Franca Rocha, Sarah Moura B. dos Santos, António Bento Gonçalves, and Flora Ferreira-Leite, Department of Modeling on Earth Science, State University of Feira de Santana, Brazil)

Chapter 3. The Risk of Wildfires in Chile
Miguel E. Castillo-Soto, Ph.D., Rose Marie Garay, Pablo A. García-Chevesich, Ph.D., Volker Radeloff, Ph.D., and Pablo A. Espinoza, University of Chile (Faculty of Forest Sciences and Nature Conservancy/Forest Fire Laboratory), Santiago, Chile, and others)

Chapter 4. The Burnings in Mozambique: Causes, Realities and Management
(Gustavo Sobrinho Dgedge, Department of Geography, Faculty of Earth Science and Environment, Pedagogical University, Mozambique)

Chapter 5. The Recurrence of Forest Fires in the Gorongosa National Park (Mozambique)
(António Vieira, António Bento-Gonçalves, Oleksandr Karasov, Iuliia Burdun, Mário Uacane, and Zacarias Ombe, Geography Department, CEGOT, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

Chapter 6. Urban-Rural Interface Typologies and Wildfire Risk for Vila Real Municipality, Portugal
(Daniela Catarina Teixeira Fraga, Álvaro Manuel Vaia Gonçalves dos Santos Ribeiro, and José Tadeu Marques Aranha, White Cross Volunteer Firefighters, and others)

Chapter 7. Monitoring Fuel Material, Area and Burn Severity: Their Relationship with a Carbon Cycle by Means of Remote Sensing Data
(Gustavo Macedo de Mello Baptista, António José Bento-Gonçalves, and António Vieira, Geoscience Institute, University of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil)

Chapter 8. Precision Technologies Help Municipalities in Fire Prevention
(Fernando M. Granja-Martins, Helena M. Fernandez1, Rui Lança, José Rodrigues, and Celestina M. G. Pedras, Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics (CIEO), University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal)

Chapter 9. Forest Fire Risk Assessment and Cartography in Algeria: A Methodological Approach
(Zahira Souidi, Salim Kattar, António Bento-Gonçalves, and António Vieira, Laboratoire LRSBG, University Mustappha Stambouli of Mascara, Algeria, and others)

Chapter 10. Assessing Performance of Post-Fire Hillslope Erosion Control Measures Designed for Different Implementation Scenarios in NE Portugal: Simulations Applying USLE
(Tomás de Figueiredo, Felícia Fonseca, Edson Lima, Luciano Fleischfresser, and Zumilar Hernandez, Mountain Research Centre, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal)

Chapter 11. The Use of Prescribed Fire in Portugal as a Tool for Forest Management
Ana C. Meira Castroand João Paulo Meixedo, (CERENA-Polo FEUP, Center for Natural Resources and the Environment, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 12. Soil Thickness Affected by Fire: Changes in Organic C Content and Related Properties
(David Badía-Villas, Clara Martí-Dalmau, Antonio Girona-García, Oriol Ortiz-Perpiñá, and José Casanova Gascón, Department of Agrarian Sciences and Natural Enviroment, Technic School of Agricultural Engineering and Environmental Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Ctra de Cuarte s/n, Huesca, Spain)

Chapter 13. Wildfire: The Effects on the Mobilisation of Major and Trace Elements in Forest Soils
(Isabel Campos, JanJacob Keizer, Patrícia Pereira, and Nelson Abrantes, Department of Environment and CESAM, Aveiro University, Aveiro, Portugal)

Chapter 14. An Assessment of the Toxicity of Ash-Loaded Runoff
(Nelson Abrantes, Isabel Campos, Ana Ré1, and Jan Jacob Keizer, Department of Environment, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal)

Chapter 15. Temporal Variation of Soils, Ashes and Stream Water Composition and Vegetation Recovery Capacity after Recurrent Wildfires in Marão Mountain, NE Portugal
(Maria do Rosário Costa and José Tadeu Marques Aranha, Department of Geology, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal, and others)


      Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2017
   ISBN: 978-1-53612-891-8
   Status: AV
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