Fire in boreal ecosystems of Eurasia: first results of the Bor Forest Island fire experiment, Fire Research Campaign Asia-North
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Per K. Angelstam
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

  • biogeochemical cycles
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • catastrophic fires
  • chemistry
  • China
  • climate change
  • combustion
  • crown fires
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • experimental areas
  • experimental fires
  • Finland
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire regimes
  • fire scar analysis
  • fire size
  • FIRESCAN (Fire Research Campaign Asia-North)
  • forest management
  • fuel moisture
  • humus
  • ignition
  • Krasnoyarsk region
  • landscape ecology
  • lichens
  • lightning caused fires
  • mortality
  • ozone
  • remote sensing
  • Russia
  • sedimentation
  • Siberia
  • statistical analysis
  • succession
  • surface fires
  • Sweden
  • wildfires
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Summary (p.499-500) ... 'Fire is an important natural and anthropogenic factor in the dynamics of the boreal forest system. The ecological and environmental impacts of boreal fires depend on fire weather, fuel availability, fire behavior and history of stand development (frequency and size of fires and other biotic and abiotic disturbances, influence of surrounding landscape on successional developments). About 70% of the global boreal forest is in Eurasia, almost all of it in the Russian Federation. It is estimated that in years with high fire danger up to ca. 10 million ha of forest and other land in the Russian Federation are affected by fire. The demand for reliable information on the role of natural and anthropogenic fire and the necessity to develop adequate fire management systems is basically due to globally increasing concerns about (1) impacts of boreal wildfires on atmosphere and climate, (2) changing utilization and ecologically destructive practices in boreal forestry, and (3) possible consequences of global climate change on the boreal forest system. In 1993 a conference on Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia and a subsequent Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN) were organized in tandem in the Krasnoyarsk Region, Central Siberia. The aim of the conference was to compile, discuss and publish the state of knowledge on fire in boreal ecosystems, particularly in Eurasia. The research campaign was designed to investigate hypotheses developed by the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA), Stand Replacement Fire Working Group. These hypotheses are related to quantitatively understanding boreal ecosystems, the role of fire in boreal ecosystems, and modeling and predicting forest dynamics. The involvement of atmospheric scientists through the structures of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Programme, a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) gave additional insights into aspects of fire emissions and atmospheric chemistry. On 6 July 1933 an experimental forest fire was set on Bor Forest Island, Kranoyarsk Region. First results of the experiment are given. The medium- to long-term objectives of follow-up research are described and implications for fire management policies are discussed.' © 1994 World Resource Review. All rights reserved.

Angelstam, P. 1994. Fire in boreal ecosystems of Eurasia: first results of the Bor Forest Island fire experiment, Fire Research Campaign Asia-North. v. 6, no. 4, p. 499-523.