(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Spatial variability of landscape pattern change following a ponderosa pine wildfire in northeastern New Mexico, USA

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HAYES J.J. (1) ; ROBESON S.M. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, California State Univ., Northridge, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Geography, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, ETATS-UNIS


This research analyzes the impacts of the 2002 Ponil Fire in New Mexico on landscape patterns using a moving-window analysis of landscape metrics. Categorically derived landscape metrics and a measure of fire severity, the Normalized Burn Ratio, are used to produce a quantitative, spatial distribution of landscape change. The moving-window approach is particularly helpful in analyzing large fires with considerable variability in severity, allowing greater insight into the relationship between fire severity and landscape composition and structure in post-fire landscapes. The moving-window approach also can guide researchers and managers to specific areas of a landscape where large changes have occurred and where evidence for understanding the process driving that change is most likely to be found


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 30, no5 [pp. 410-429]

Bibliographic references : 2,5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.247/0272-3646.30.5.410

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