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FlRESUM - an ecological process model for fire succession in western conifer forests

Informally Refereed
Authors: Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arne, James K. Brown
Year: 1989
Type: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-266. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 76 p.

Abstract

Describes an ecological process model of succession that simulates long-term stand dynamics in forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains. This model is used to evaluate the effects of various fire regimes, including prescribed burning and fire suppression, on the vegetation and fuel complex of a simulation stand. This report documents the model FIRESUM (a FIRE SUccession Model), examples of model output, and sensitivity analysis and validation results.

Keywords

fire effects, fire regime, succession, documentation, computer program, wildland fire, fire management, fire ecology, forest succession, fire effects, fire regime

Citation

Keane, Robert E.; Arno, Stephen F.; Brown, James K. 1989. FlRESUM - an ecological process model for fire succession in western conifer forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-266. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 76 p.
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