publication . Article . 2017

Effects of Burn Severity and Environmental Conditions on Post-Fire Regeneration in Siberian Larch Forest

Thuan Chu; Xulin Guo; Kazuo Takeda;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Forests (issn: 1999-4907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Post-fire forest regeneration is strongly influenced by abiotic and biotic heterogeneity in the pre- and post-fire environments, including fire regimes, species characteristics, landforms, hydrology, regional climate, and soil properties. Assessing these drivers is key to understanding the long-term effects of fire disturbances on forest succession. We evaluated multiple factors influencing patterns of variability in a post-fire boreal Larch (Larix sibirica) forest in Siberia. A time-series of remote sensing images was analyzed to estimate post-fire recovery as a response variable across the burned area in 1996. Our results suggested that burn severity and water...
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free text keywords: post-fire regeneration, forest recruitment, vegetation recovery, Larix sibirica, remote sensing, Siberia, Plant ecology, QK900-989
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