Fire Ecology & Management


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Fire Ecology & Management

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Develop a thorough understanding of the function of fire in natural resource systems, especially in terms of effects on plant communities and various environmental factors. Topics include the natural and historical role that fire has played in North America, especially in the Southeast; recognition of the effects of fire on flora, fauna, soils and other ecosystem components; general fire regimes characteristic of North America; fire management policies and organizations; and key issues regarding prescribed burning and wildland/urban interface fire. Field laboratory exercises include prescribed burning and burn assessment. Prerequisite(s): FRSC 3265 with a minimum grade of C.