Wildfire regimes in natural forest ecosystems have been characterized with powerlaw distributions. In this paper, we evaluated whether wildfire regimes in a human-dominated landscape were also consistent with powerlaw distributions. Our case study focused on wildfires in Florida, a state with…
Keywords: fire regime, fire suppression, Florida, powerlaw distributions, self-organization, size-frequency distribution
Source: Pages 88-94 in R.T. Engstrom, K.E.M. Galley, and W.J. de Groot (eds.). Proceedings of the 22nd Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference: Fire in Temperate, Boreal, and Montane Ecosystems. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
VOLUME 1: Fires affect animals mainly through effects on their habitat. Fires often cause short-term increases in wildlife foods that contribute to increases in populations of some animals. These increases are moderated by the animals' ability to thrive in the altered, often simplified, structure…
Keywords: fire effects, fire management, fire regime, habitat, succession, wildlife
Source: Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 83 p.
VOLUME 2: This state-of-knowledge review about the effects of fire on flora and fuels can assist land managers with ecosystem and fire management planning and in their efforts to inform others about the ecological role of fire. Chapter topics include fire regime classification, autecological…
Keywords: ecosystem, fire effects, fire management, fire regime, fire severity, fuels, habitat, plant response, plants, succession, vegetation
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 257 p.
The regeneration and dominance of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) has been associated with fire throughout eastern North America. Red oak in central Ontario grows near the northern edge of its distribution in mixed hardwood - coniferous forests under mesic conditions where it competes with more…
Keywords: northern red oak, white pine, fire history, ecology, anthropogenic, fire regime, dendrochronology
Source: Forestry chronicle. (Mar./Apr) 76(2): 339-347.
Ecological theory asserts that the climate of a region exerts top-down controls on regional ecosystem patterns and processes, across space and time. To provide empirical evidence of climatic controls, it would be helpful to define climatic regions that minimized variance in key climate attributes,…
Keywords: ARIMA analysis, climate, climatic regime, climatic signal, correspondence analysis, fire regime, mixed and unidirectional anomalies, northwestern United States, Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), regionalization, temporal pattern analysis, TWINSPAN
Source: Ecological Applications. 15(2): 440-457
Aim To identify the influence of interannual and interdecadal climate variation on the occurrence and extent of fires in montane conifer forests of north-western Mexico. Location This study was conducted in Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf…
Keywords: fire history, fire ecology, dendrochronology, tree rings, PDO, ENSO, PDSI, Climate variability, conifer forest, dendrochronology, ENSO, fire ecology, fire regime, Jeffrey pine, landscape ecology, Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Pinus jeffreyi
Source: Journal of Biogeography 35: 1436-1451
Whitebark pine is declining across much of its range in North America because of the combined effects of mountain pine beetle epidemics, fire exclusion policies, and widespread exotic blister rust infections. This management guide summarizes the extensive data collected at whitebark pine treatment…
Keywords: whitebark pine, ecosystem restoration, prescribed burning, fuel sampling, fire regime
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-232. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 133 p.
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) has been declining across much of its range in North America because of the combined effects of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) epidemics, fire exclusion policies, and widespread exotic blister rust infections. Whitebark pine seed is dispersed by a…
Keywords: ecosystem restoration, fire regime, postfire vegetation response, tree mortality, whitebark pine, Pinus albicaulis
Source: Ecological Restoration. 28(1): 56-70.
Fire 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…
Keywords: LANDIS-II, fire disturbance, Labrador, boreal forest, Sierra Nevada, mixed conifer forest, fire regime, fire effects
Source: Ecological Modelling. 220: 3380-3393.
Cross-scale spatial and temporal perspectives are important for studying contagious landscape disturbances such as fire, which are controlled by myriad processes operating at different scales. We examine fire regimes in forests of western North America, focusing on how observed patterns of fire…
Keywords: landscape fire, fire regime, event-area relationship, interval-area relationship, multiscale analysis, simulation models, neutral models, climate regime, SIMPPLLE
Source: Ecosystems. 10: 809-823.