Forest fire history research in Ontario: a problem analysis
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • bibliographies
  • biogeography
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • charcoal
  • coniferous forests
  • dendrochronology
  • distribution
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management planning
  • fire regimes
  • fire scar analysis
  • fire scars
  • fire suppression
  • glaciers
  • lakes
  • Ontario
  • paleoecology
  • pine forests
  • presettlement fires
  • presettlement vegetation
  • tree-ring dating
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 198
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TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RM-81
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This paper surveys available information on fire regimes and methodology employed in elucidating these regimes during the suppression, presuppression and post-glacial periods, principally in the boreal and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest regions of Ontario. The presettlement section reviews written accounts, tree-ring and fire scar dating, mapping of fire patterns, and stand age-class distribution. Research needs are suggested.

Alexander, Martin E. 1980. Forest fire history research in Ontario: a problem analysis. Pages 96-109 in: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H. (editors), Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 142 p.