Results of a 2-year study on post-fire vegetation dynamics in the unlogged dipterocarp rainforest of Sungai Wain near Balikpapan East Kalimantan, Indonesia are discussed. Results showed that the maintenance of a productive permanent forest estate is likely to be served best by avoiding logging activities in burned areas.
Topic: fire,forest fires,burning,ecological disturbance,logging,logging effects,ecology,vegetation,Dipterocarpaceae,rain forests,tropical forests
Geographic: East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2001
Source: Conservation Biology 15(4): 1183-1186