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Title

Forest fire history: ecological significance and dating problems in the north Swedish boreal forest
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Olle Zackrisson
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Betula pubescens
  • Betula verrucosa
  • boreal forest
  • dendrochronology
  • distribution
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • Europe
  • fire dependent species
  • fire frequency
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire regime
  • fire scar analysis
  • fire sensitive plants
  • lichens
  • mosaic
  • overstory
  • partial cutting
  • Picea abies
  • pine forests
  • Pinus sylvestris
  • plant communities
  • plant growth
  • regeneration
  • sampling
  • Sweden
  • understory vegetation
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: November 17, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 3139
Tall Timbers Record Number: 202
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RM-81
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The past and present fire regimes are described, and the significance for the flora of this region is discussed. Methods used to reconstruct forest fire history are presented. The dating problems with false and absent rings in Scots pine, Norway spruce and two birch species are also dealt with.

Citation:
Zackrisson, Olle. 1980. Forest fire history: ecological significance and dating problems in the north Swedish boreal forest. Pages 120-125 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.