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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

A method for regional-scale assessment of vegetation recovery time after high-severity wildfires : Case study of Spain

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RODRIGUES M. (1) ; IBARRA P. (1) ; ECHEVERRÍA M. (1) ; PÉREZ-CABELLO F. (1) ; DE LA RIVA J. (1) ;
(1) Univ., Zaragoza, ESPAGNE

Abstract

The methodology is based on map algebra and a geographical information system, which enabled calculation of the approximate time required to restore vegetation to conditions similar to pre-fire regarding plant height and canopy cover. The AA. considered, first, the vegetation in the territory, characterized by the structure of the dominant plant community (tree, shrub, or grassland) and its regeneration strategy (resprouter or seeder); and, second, two of the main factors determining recovery time – water availability and soil loss. They also considered the influence of observed rainfall trends over the past 50 years on these latter two factors. The methodology, applied to Spain, highlighted significant differences in plant communities between the two biogeographic regions (Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean) as well as within each community, directly linked to variability in terrain and climatic conditions

Source

Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38, no5 [pp. 556-575]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 5 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309133314542956

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