Fire, Adaptations and the Forest Community
by Mark Kudrav
Is fire a destructive force in nature?
Last year 7 million acres burned in wildland fire
However, fire can benefit a forest ecosystem
II. Main Body:
Role of fire as a disturbance in an ecosystem
- Why do we have such large, catastrophic fires anyway?
- Smokey the Bear
- Heavy fuel load
- Are small, frequent fires better?
How is fire good for wildlife?
How does thick bark protect trees when a fire occurs?
What happens to jack pine cones after being exposed to fire?