publication . Other literature type . 1998

The Landscape Ecology of Western Forest Fire Regimes

Agee, J. K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
  • Publisher: Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Fire has had a major role in shaping the forested landscapes of the American West. In recent decades, major efforts to quantify that role have been made, and characteristics of historic fire regimes have been defined: frequency, magnitude, variability, seasonality, synergism, and extent. Together, these characteristics also defined the historic landscape effects of fire in low-, moderate-, and high-severity fire regimes. Coarse-filter conservation strategies typically rely on knowledge of natural disturbance regimes to define appropriate forest structure goals, both at the stand and landscape scale, and these will differ by fire regime. Historic patch size incre...
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free text keywords: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Forest Biology, Forest Management, Forest Sciences
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