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Modeling impacts of fire severity on successional trajectories and future fire behavior in Alaskan boreal forests

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2011

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Johnstone, Jill F., Rupp, T. Scott, Olson, Mark, and Verbyla, David, 2011, Modeling impacts of fire severity on successional trajectories and future fire behavior in Alaskan boreal forests: Landscape Ecology, v. 26, no. 4, p. 487-500.

Summary

Much of the boreal forest in western North America and Alaska experiences frequent, stand-replacing wildfires. Secondary succession after fire initiates most forest stands and variations in fire characteristics can have strong effects on pathways of succession. Variations in surface fire severity that influence whether regenerating forests are dominated by coniferous or deciduous species can feedback to influence future fire behaviour because of differences in forest flammability. We used a landscape model of fire and forest dynamics to explore the effects of different scenarios of surface fire severity on subsequent forest succession and potential fire activity in interior Alaska. Model simulations indicated that high levels of surface [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s10980-011-9574-6
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0921-2973

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