Effects of Fire on Grassland Soils and Water: A Review

  title={Effects of Fire on Grassland Soils and Water: A Review},
  author={Daniel G. Neary and John Martin Leonard},
  journal={Grasses and Grassland Aspects},
  • D. Neary, J. Leonard
  • Published 4 January 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Grasses and Grassland Aspects
Grasslands occur on all of the continents. They collectively constitute the largest ecosystem in the world, making up 40.5% of the terrestrial land area, excluding Greenland and Antarctica. Grasslands are not entirely natural because they have formed and developed under natural and anthropogenic pressures. Their importance now is to the variety of ecosystem services that they provide: livestock grazing areas, water catchments, biodiversity reserves, tourism sites, recreation areas, religious… 

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