Wildland Fire, Forest Dynamics, and Their Interactions by Marc-André ParisienWildland Fire, Forest Dynamics, and Their Interactions by Marc-André Parisien

Wildland Fire, Forest Dynamics, and Their Interactions

Guest editorMarc-André Parisien, Enric Batllori, Sean A. Parks Carol Miller

Paperback | July 19, 2018

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Wildland fire is an important, pervasive, and a sometimes-destructive ecological process in many forest ecosystems across the globe. In some cases, wildland fire maintains and reinforces forest dynamics. This is common, for example, in forests with thick-barked species that are adapted to frequent, low-severity fires or in forests where species’ regenerative traits (e.g., serotiny, resprouting) allow them to endure regimes of recurrent high-severity fire. However, wildland fire can also act as a catalyst that changes the successional trajectory of forest ecosystems, particularly if the factors responsible for historical fire regimes (e.g., frequency, severity, or season) have been substantially altered and exceed species’ adaptive capacity. Examples of these situations include effects of extreme fire weather and drought, fuel buildup due to fire exclusion or insect-induced mortality, and interactions between these factors. Some of these situations may result in fire-induced conversions from forest to non-forest ecosystems.

Title:Wildland Fire, Forest Dynamics, and Their InteractionsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:340 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.92 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.92 inPublished:July 19, 2018Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038970999

ISBN - 13:9783038970996


Table of Contents

Thomas J. Duff, Robert E. Keane, Trent D. Penman and Kevin G. Tolhurst
Revisiting Wildland Fire Fuel Quantification Methods: The Challenge of Understanding a Dynamic, Biotic Entity

Qian Fan, CuizhenWang, Dongyou Zhang and Shuying Zang
Environmental Influences on Forest Fire Regime in the Greater Hinggan Mountains, Northeast China

Charlotte A. Dawe, Angelo T. Filicetti and Scott E. Nielsen
Effects of Linear Disturbances and Fire Severity on Velvet Leaf Blueberry Abundance, Vigor, and Berry Production in Recently Burned Jack Pine Forests

Crystal A. Kolden, Tyler M. Bleeker, Alistair M. S. Smith, Helen M. Poulos and Ann E. Camp
Fire Effects on HistoricalWildfire Refugia in ContemporaryWildfires

Sparkle L. Malone, Paula J. Fornwalt, Mike A. Battaglia, Marin E. Chambers, Jose M. Iniguez and Carolyn H. Sieg
Mixed-Severity Fire Fosters Heterogeneous Spatial Patterns of Conifer Regeneration in a Dry Conifer Forest

Charles C. Rhoades, Kristen A. Pelz, Paula J. Fornwalt, Brett H. Wolk and Antony S. Cheng
Overlapping Bark Beetle Outbreaks, Salvage Logging and Wildfire Restructure a Lodgepole Pine Ecosystem

Juan Paritsis, Jennifer B. Landesmann, Thomas Kitzberger, Florencia Tiribelli, Yamila Sasal, Carolina Quintero, Romina D. Dimarco, Mar´ia N. Barrios-Garc´ia, Aim´e L. Iglesias, Juan P. Diez, Mauro Sarasola and Mart´in A. Nu˜ nez Pine Plantations and Invasion Alter Fuel Structure and Potential Fire Behavior in a Patagonian
Forest-Steppe Ecotone

Lei Fang, Jian Yang, Megan White and Zhihua Liu
Predicting Potential Fire Severity Using Vegetation, Topography and Surface Moisture Availability in a Eurasian Boreal Forest Landscape

Jean-No¨el Candau, Richard A. Fleming and Xianli Wang
Ecoregional Patterns of Spruce Budworm—Wildfire Interactions in Central Canada’s Forests

Ellen Whitman, Marc-Andr´e Parisien, Dan K. Thompson and Mike D. Flannigan
Topoedaphic and Forest Controls on Post-Fire Vegetation Assemblies Are Modified by Fire History and Burn Severity in the Northwestern Canadian Boreal Forest

Paula J. Fornwalt, Camille S. Stevens-Rumann and Byron J. Collins
Overstory Structure and Surface Cover Dynamics in the Decade Following the Hayman Fire, Colorado

Rodrigo Campos-Ruiz, Marc-Andr´e Parisien and Mike D. Flannigan
Temporal Patterns of Wildfire Activity in Areas of Contrasting Human Influence in the Canadian Boreal Forest

Sean A. Parks, Solomon Z. Dobrowski and Matthew H. Panunto
What Drives Low-Severity Fire in the Southwestern USA?

Rachel Loehman, Will Flatley, Lisa Holsinger and Andrea Thode
Can Land Management Buffer Impacts of Climate Changes and Altered Fire Regimes on Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States?

Rebecca Mary Bernadette Harris, Tomas Remenyi, Paul Fox-Hughes, Peter Love and Nathaniel L. Bindoff
Exploring the Future of Fuel Loads in Tasmania, Australia: Shifts in Vegetation in Response to Changing Fire Weather, Productivity, and Fire Frequency

Garrett W. Meigs and Meg A. Krawchuk
Composition and Structure of Forest Fire Refugia: What Are the Ecosystem Legacies across Burned Landscapes?

Graham A. Watt, Richard A. Fleming, Sandy M. Smith and Marie-Jos´ee Fortin
Spruce Budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana Clem.) Defoliation Promotes Vertical Fuel Continuity in Ontario’s Boreal Mixedwood Forest

Celso H. L. Silva Junior, Luiz E. O. C. Arag˜ao, Marisa G. Fonseca, Catherine T. Almeida, Laura B. Vedovato and Liana O. Anderson
Deforestation-Induced Fragmentation Increases Forest Fire Occurrence in Central Brazilian Amazonia