Fire Regimes: Spatial and Temporal Variability and Their Effects on Forests by Yves BergeronFire Regimes: Spatial and Temporal Variability and Their Effects on Forests by Yves Bergeron

Fire Regimes: Spatial and Temporal Variability and Their Effects on Forests

Guest editorYves Bergeron, Sylvie Gauthier

Paperback | May 26, 2017

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Fire regimes (occurrence, cycle, severity, size, etc.) are key factors in many forest ecosystems, as they are often critical drivers of forest composition, dynamics, and ecosystem processes. Fire regimes vary in space and time according to climatic, physical and biological factors. A better understanding of the interacting factors controlling fire regimes may contribute to improving fire and forest management and their future projection in the context of global change. Knowledge of how fire regimes affect natural landscapes is also used in forestry as a template to manage the forest for wood production. This approach, keeping biodiversity and ecological processes associated with natural fire regimes, may also help in maintaining forest productivity and resilience in the face of climate change. This Special Issue aims to synthesize current understanding of factors affecting fire regime characteristics, to present recent research on fire regimes and their effects on forest ecosystems, and to illustrate how this knowledge could be translated into forest or fire management strategies in the context of global change.

Title:Fire Regimes: Spatial and Temporal Variability and Their Effects on ForestsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:432 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.17 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 1.17 inPublished:May 26, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038423904

ISBN - 13:9783038423904


Table of Contents

1) Quantifying Fire Cycle from Dendroecological Records Using Survival Analyses
2) Fire Regime along Latitudinal Gradients of Continuous to Discontinuous Coniferous Boreal Forests in Eastern Canada
3) Spatiotemporal Variability of Wildland Fuels in US Northern Rocky Mountain Forests
4) Detecting Local Drivers of Fire Cycle Heterogeneity in Boreal Forests: A Scale Issue
5) 350 Years of Fire-Climate-Human Interactions in a Great Lakes Sandy Outwash Plain
6) Mapping Local Effects of Forest Properties on Fire Risk across Canada
7) Fuel Classes in Conifer Forests of Southwest Sichuan, China, and Their Implications for Fire Susceptibility
8) Spatio-Temporal Configurations of Human-Caused Fires in Spain through Point Patterns
9) Wildfires Dynamics in Siberian Larch Forests
10) Fire Regime in Marginal Jack Pine Populations at Their Southern Limit of Distribution, Riding Mountain National Park, Central Canada
11) Fire Regimes of Remnant Pitch Pine Communities in the Ridge and Valley Region of Central Pennsylvania, USA
12) Fire Regime Characteristics along Environmental Gradients in Spain
13) Effects of Lakes on Wildfire Activity in the Boreal Forests of Saskatchewan, Canada
14) Fires of the Last Millennium Led to Landscapes Dominated by Early Successional Species in Québec’s Clay Belt Boreal Forest, Canada
15) Vegetation Mortality within Natural Wildfire Events in the Western Canadian Boreal Forest: What Burns and Why?
16) Burn Severity Dominates Understory Plant Community Response to Fire in Xeric Jack Pine Forests
17) Climate Change Refugia, Fire Ecology and Management
18) Burning Potential of Fire Refuges in the Boreal Mixedwood Forest
19) Disturbance Agents and Their Associated Effects on the Health of Interior Douglas-Fir Forests in the Central Rocky Mountains
20) Regional Instability in the Abundance of Open Stands in the Boreal Forest of Eastern Canada
21) How Time since Forest Fire Affects Stand Structure, Soil Physical-Chemical Properties and Soil
CO2 Efflux in Hemiboreal Scots Pine Forest Fire Chronosequence?
22) Estimates of Wildfire Emissions in Boreal Forests of China
23) Influence of Fuel Load Dynamics on Carbon Emission by Wildfires in the Clay Belt Boreal Landscape
24) Rating a Wildfire Mitigation Strategy with an Insurance Premium: A Boreal Forest Case Study