Fire ecology research needs, identified by research scientists and land managers
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. N. Kickert; A. R. Taylor; D. H. Firmage; M. J. Behan
Publication Year: 1976

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • forest management
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • land management
  • litter
  • national forests
  • national parks
  • nutrient cycling
  • shrubs
  • soil nutrients
  • water repellent soils
  • wilderness areas
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 36380
Tall Timbers Record Number: 10752
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Tall Timbers shelf
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the Introduction ... 'In 1970, within the International Biological Program (IBP), the National Science Foundation established the Coniferous Forest Biome research organization. The overall goal of the Biome program was the analysis of the structure and function of western coniferous forest ecosystems. As a part of this endeavor, the Fire Ecology Project was established in 1973.The general objective of the Fire Ecology Project has been to conduct an analysis of problems on the natural role of fire in the functioning of western coniferous forest ecosystems. This paper presents a part of the problem analysis. Specific objectives were to survey the opinions of environmental scientists and land managers as to specific fire ecology problems, to evaluate the literature on ecologic effects of fire, and to use these two categories of information in the design and computer implementation of system models as an approach to problem solutions.Such models are sets of quantitative statements representing dynamic processes in landscape ecosystems. These sets of statements can be programmed on an electronic computer and can be used to imitate various ecosystem responses to changes in such quantitative fire attributes as fire periodicity, fire intensity, amount of fuel reduction, burn-area size, shape, and location.'

Kickert, R. N., A. R. Taylor, D. H. Firmage, and M. J. Behan. 1976. Fire ecology research needs, identified by research scientists and land managers, Proceedings Annual [14th] Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference and Intermountain Fire Research Council Fire & Land Management Symposium. Missoula, MN. Tall Timbers Research, Inc.,Tallahassee, FL. p. 217-256,