Modeling of fire occurrence in the boreal forest region of Canada
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Kerry R. Anderson; David L. Martell; Michael D. Flannigan; D. M. Wang
Editor(s): Eric S. Kasischke; Brian J. Stocks
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • carbon
  • combustion
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire danger rating
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • human caused fires
  • ignition
  • lightning caused fires
  • New York
  • season of fire
  • statistical analysis
  • wildfires
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From the Introduction (p.357) ... 'Fire is a significant component of most boreal forest ecosystems. It is important to understand its occurrence and spread to assess the potential impact of global climate change on boreal forest ecosystems. This chapter presents an overview of our understanding of the processes and models that have been developed and used to predict both people-caused and lightning-caused fire occurrences in the boreal forest. We draw heavily on our experience with fire occurrence in the boreal forest region of Canada, but some of our observations may be applicable to other parts of the circumpolar boreal forest as well as other biomes.'

Online Link(s):
Anderson, K., D. L. Martell, M. D. Flannigan, and D. M. Wang. 2000. Modeling of fire occurrence in the boreal forest region of Canada. Pages 357-367 in ES Kasischke and BJ Stocks eds., Fire, climate change, and carbon cycling in the boreal forest. New York, Springer-Verlag, Ecological Studies; 138.