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    Author(s): Nancy E. Grulke
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Bytnerowicz, Andrzej; Arbaugh, Michael; Andersen, Christian; Riebau, Allen 2009. Wildland Fires and Air Pollution. Developments in Environmental Science 8. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. pp. 457-468
    Publication Series: Book
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    The chapters in Section III of this book provide an overview of how components of climate change, including air pollution, are likely to interact with fire in modifying key ecosystem processes, whether those processes were demographic, successional, or elemental cycling. These chapters primarily  discuss increased temperature, reduced available soil moisture, and pollutant deposition or exposure as the key climate change attributes. Most of the chapters suggest that changes in frequency and intensity of disturbance regimes, such as wildfire and insect infestation, will likely be  the instigators of ecosystem change.

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    Grulke, Nancy E. 2009. Interactive effects of climate and wildland fires on forests and other ecosystems—section III synthesis. In: Bytnerowicz, Andrzej; Arbaugh, Michael; Andersen, Christian; Riebau, Allen 2009. Wildland Fires and Air Pollution. Developments in Environmental Science 8. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. pp. 457-468

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