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Title

Fire research at the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station: the integration of fire behavior and forest ecology for management purposes
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): I. R. Methven
Compiler(s): D. E. Dube
Publication Year: 1978

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Abies balsamea
  • Acer rubrum
  • age classes
  • boreal forests
  • burning intervals
  • Canada
  • Corylus cornuta
  • distribution
  • duff
  • experimental areas
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • flammability
  • forest management
  • heat
  • ignition
  • land management
  • land use
  • Ontario
  • stand characteristics
  • surface fires
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Record Last Modified: July 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39130
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13763
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text:'In conclusion I would like to emphasize that the use to which fire ecology work is to be put must be kept in mind, namely to predict postfire vegetation development for an ecologic-economic input into fire and land management decision-making. This cannot be done without taking the variability of fire behaviour into account, and integrating Or correlating this with the biological effects. Now whether the management function involves planning of prescribed fire or responding to wildfire, rational decisions can be made only if three conditions are satisfied: (1) Specification of land use objectives. (2) Characterization of fires as to their expected behaviour and occurrence in terms of fire intensity, depth of burn, and fire interval. (3) Prediction of the response of the vegetation, i.e. the biological effect, according to the expected fire behavior.

Citation:
Methven, I. R. 1978. Fire research at the Petawawa Forest Experiment Station: the integration of fire behavior and forest ecology for management purposes, in DE Dube ed., Fire ecology in resource management: workshop proceedings, December 6-7, 1977. Edmonton, Alberta, Northern Forest Research Center, Canadian Forestry Service, Environment Canada, Information Report NOR-X-210, p. 1-10.