STUDY GUIDE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
FOG310- Forest fires (2L, 2P)
The contribution of forest to the protection of the ecological balance of an area and the benefits that derive from its existence. Historical retrospect of forest fires at a Greek, European and international level. Study of the ecological importance of forest fires. Prerequisites for the occurrence of forest fires (combustible forest matter, climatic conditions, landscape of the area). Types of forest fires and causal agents for their occurrence. Study of the distribution and attitude of forest fires. Influence of forest fires into flora, fauna, water balance as well as into the soil protection of the area. Effect of forest fires into environmental pollution and climate change at a local and broader level. Precaution and restraint of forest fires. Maculation effect. Manipulation and law protection of the burnt areas.