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2012

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Boulanger, Yan, Gauthier, Sylvie, Burton, Philip J., and Vaillancourt, Marie-Andree, 2012, An alternative fire regime zonation for Canada: International Journal of Wildland Fire, v. 21, no. 8, p. 1052-1064.

Summary

The ability of national and multipurpose ecological classification systems to provide an optimal zonation for a fire regime is questionable. Using wildfire (>1 ha) point data for the 1980-99 period, we defined zones with a homogeneous fire regime (HFR) across Canada and we assessed how these differ from the National Ecological Framework for Canada (NEFC) units of corresponding scale, i.e. ecoprovinces. Two HFR zonations were produced through spatially constrained clustering of (i) 1600-km2 cells and (ii) the smallest units of the NEFC system, i.e. ecodistricts, using attributes for natural and anthropogenic fires. Thirty-three HFR zones were identified. HFR zonations showed smaller differences among each other than with NEFC ecoprovinces. [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF11073
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1049-8001

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