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Comparisons between wildfire and forest harvesting and their implications in forest management

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2001

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McRae, D. J., Duchesne, L. C., Freedman, B., Lynham, T. J., and Woodley, S., 2001, Comparisons between wildfire and forest harvesting and their implications in forest management: Environmental Reviews, v. 9, no. 4, p. 223-260.

Summary

Emulation silviculture is the use of silvicultural techniques that try to imitate natural disturbances such as wildfire. Emulation silviculture is becoming increasingly popular in Canada because it may help circumvent the political and environmental difficulties associated with intensive forest harvesting practices. In this review we summarize empirical evidence that illustrates disparities between forest harvesting and wildfire. As a rule, harvesting and wildfire affect biodiversity in different ways, which vary a great deal among ecosystem types, harvesting practices, and scale of disturbance. The scales of disturbance are different in that patch sizes created by logging are a small subset of the range of those of wildfire. In particular, [...]

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