Fire Management on Imperata Grassland as Part of Agroforestry Development in Indonesia.

TitleFire Management on Imperata Grassland as Part of Agroforestry Development in Indonesia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsWibowo A, Suharti M, Sagala APS, Hibani H, van Noordwijk M
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
JournalAgroforestry Systems
Volume36
Issue1-3
Pagination203-217
Keywordsfire causation, fire control, Imperata cylindrica
AbstractFire is an important factor in the Imperata grassland ecosystem. It prevents or slows down the natural succession to shrubs and/or secondary forest vegetation and is a major threat to (agro)forestry options for Imperata grassland rehabilitation. Forest fires can also be a primary cause of the extension of Imperata grasslands. In this review an attempt is made to integrate biophysical and socioeconomic aspects of the causation of fires in a conceptual model. Fire effects on vegetation are examined. The management options at the level of a farmer, a village community and a national government are analyzed.
URLhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/klu/agfo/1996/00000036/F0030001/00124874