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Type: Report
Author(s): Luc C. Duchesne; Brad C. Hawkes
Editor(s): James K. Brown; Jane Kapler Smith
Publication Date: 2000

From the text...'Major forest types include those where aspen, eastern white and red pine stands, and jack pine stands are found either as fire-maintained seral types or exceptionally as climax stands (see table 3-1 for FRES, Kuchler, and SAF cover type designations). This includes extensive areas from Newfoundland across to Alaska and the Great Lakes region. Fire regime characteristics varied extensively for these major vegetation types, reflecting local and regional topography, fuel type and climate. Fire regime characteristics (summarized in table 3-1) are discussed by first describing distribution and site features of the major vegetation types followed by discussion of the nature of fire.'

Citation: Duchesne, L. C., and B. C. Hawkes. 2000. Fire in northern ecosystems [Chapter 3], in JK Brown and JK Smith eds., Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora. Ogden, UT, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2, p. 35-51.

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Acer saccharum
  • Alnus rugosa
  • Betula papyrifera
  • bogs
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • catastrophic fires
  • climax vegetation
  • coniferous forests
  • cover
  • cover type
  • distribution
  • European settlement
  • fire danger rating
  • fire dependent species
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire regimes
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • forest types
  • Great Lakes
  • hardwood forests
  • lakes
  • Newfoundland
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • Picea rubens
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Pinus resinosa
  • Pinus strobus
  • plant communities
  • Populus
  • post fire recovery
  • presettlement vegetation
  • season of fire
  • succession
  • topography
  • tundra
  • understory vegetation
  • wildfires
Tall Timbers Record Number: 12908Location Status: Not in fileCall Number: A13.88:RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission
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