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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Forest fire as an evil or necessity

Author(s):

Avinash Kumar Bhatia, Kamal Sharma and Dushyant Sharma

Abstract:
The word “fire” evolved from the Greek word “pyra” meaning growing embers. Forest fire may be defined as an unclosed and freely spreading combustion that consumes the natural fuels. It has profound impacts on atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycling and ecosystem structure. It has become intense and more frequent in the last few decades all over the world and is a critical issue in the biosphere–atmosphere interface. It has both the positive and negative impacts on the environment. In India the natural fires are only 5% and rest 95% is caused by human interference. Beneficial impacts; reduce the buildup of fuel, recycle nutrients, reduce competition, allowing existing trees to grow large and remove unpalatable growth remaining from previous seasons when there is limited fires. But when it exceeds its limits it come under the category of forest fire, and may engulf and destroy healthy thick forest cover within no time.

Pages: 138-141  |  943 Views  236 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Avinash Kumar Bhatia, Kamal Sharma and Dushyant Sharma. Forest fire as an evil or necessity. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):138-141.

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