In terrestrial ecosystems, natural forest fires are of immense importance as it temporarily alters the availability of light, nutrients, species composition, microclimate and the likelihood of regeneration. For a long time, ecologists, paleobotanists and biogeographers, have ignored fires as a key ecosystem process, focusing on the classical view that animal and plant distribution can be explained primarily by soil and climate. Contrary to this perspective, fires are a wide-spread process that plays a key role in ecosystem composition and disturbances. Disturbances, whether natural or anthropogenic in origin is an integral part of any ecosystem. The intensity of these disturbances and how plants respond to them are important modeling issues that need to be examined further if one is to understand how plants will hope to cope or recover from these perturbations. At Ascent Tutors we have teachers on Long Island, New York City, Queens and Brooklyn who will be able to teach you all there is to know about the fascinating phenomena of forest fires.