Arid Lands Newsletter (link)No. 55, May/June 2004
Fire Ecology II

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Our cover photo this issue is from Dr. Winston S.W. Trollope's article, Prescribed burning in African grasslands and savannas for wildlife management. As Dr. Trollope explains, Africa is known as the "fire continent," and the presence of fire is acknowledged as critical to the health and diversity of the continent's ecosystems. Nonetheless, wildfires can be devastating here as elsewhere; for fire to be the useful wildlife management tool that it undoubtedly can be, it must be carefully managed. Dr. Trollope tells us how.


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