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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Environmental drivers of large, infrequent wildfires : the emerging conceptual model

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MEYN A. ; WHITE P.S. ; BUHK C. ; JENTSCH A. ;

Abstract

Large, infrequent fires (LIFs) can have substantial impacts on both ecosystems and the economy. The AA. review local and regional literature investigating the factors that produce the LIFs. The emerging conceptual model proposes that ecosystems can be typified based on climatic conditions that determine both fuel moisture and fuel amount. The concept distinguishes 3 ecosystem types : 1) biomass-rich, rarely dry ecosystems where fuel moisture rather than fuel amount limits LIFs; 2) biomass-poor, at least seasonally dry ecosystems where fuel amount rather than fuel moisture limits LIFs; and 3) biomass-poor, rarely dry ecosystems where both fuel amount and fuel moisture limit the occurrence of LIFs

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 31, no3 [pp. 287-312]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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