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N atural disturbances and the biological legacies produced by them are often poorly understood by policy-makers and natural-resource managers. Recent large-scale natural disturbances include wildfires that burned nearly 10 million ha in Indonesia in 1997–98, 7 million ha in Russia, 5.4 million ha in Canada, and 4 million ha in Brazil (1–2). In forests ,(More)
Fever is one of the body's defense mechanisms, creating an environment hostile to a pathogen. Thus, within limits, fever is beneficial and should be allowed to run its course during the duration of treatment. An abscess in a cat is an example in which a very high fever does not require intervention other than the usual drainage and antibiotics. There are(More)
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