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Simulating dynamic and mixed-severity fire regimes: a process-based fire extension for LANDIS-IIAuthor(s): Brian R. Sturtevant; Robert M. Scheller; Brian R. Miranda; Douglas Shinneman; Alexandra Syphard
Source: Ecological Modelling. 220: 3380-3393.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionFire regimes result from reciprocal interactions between vegetation and fire that may be further affected by other disturbances, including climate, landform, and terrain. In this paper, we describe fire and fuel extensions for the forest landscape simulation model, LANDIS-II, that allow dynamic interactions among fire, vegetation, climate, and landscape structure, and incorporate realistic fire characteristics (shapes, distributions, and effects) that can vary within and between fire events. We demonstrate the capabilities of the new extensions using two case study examples with very different ecosystem characteristics: a boreal forest system from central Labrador, Canada, and a mixed conifer system from the Sierra Nevada Mountains (California, USA).
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CitationSturtevant, Brian R.; Scheller, Robert M.; Miranda, Brian R.; Shinneman, Douglas.; Syphard, Alexandra. 2009. Simulating dynamic and mixed-severity fire regimes: a process-based fire extension for LANDIS-II. Ecological Modelling. 220: 3380-3393.
KeywordsLANDIS-II, fire disturbance, Labrador, boreal forest, Sierra Nevada, mixed conifer forest, fire regime, fire effects
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