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Title

Simulation study of an abstract forest ecosystem with multi-species under lightning-caused fires
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Zhi Ouyang; Shiying Wang; Nisuo Du
Publication Year: 2023

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Keyword(s):
  • agent-based models
  • biodiversity
  • fire spread
  • forest ecosystems
  • lightning caused fires
  • multi-species
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Record Last Modified: November 29, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 68783

Description

There is a complex interaction between lightning-caused fire behavior and the flora and fauna of the forest, which involves the influence of a large number of ecological factors. However, more comprehensive simulation studies under multi-system interactions between lightning ignition, forest fire spread, and animal behavior are not well developed. In this paper, we propose a forest ecosystem model based on the Agent-based modelling approach to explore the detailed linkages between different forms of lightning-caused fires and forest biodiversity. The model simulates the lightning ignition, fire spread, vegetation burning and recovery, and multi-species-survival dynamics. The experimental results show the sensitivity between environmental parameters and the magnitude of lightning-caused fires, and the beneficial ecological consequences of lightning-caused fires on forest ecosystems. By exploring detailed linkages between different forms of lightning-caused fires and forest biodiversity, we provide theoretical insights and reference suggestions for forest system governance and biodiversity conservation.

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Citation:
Ouyang, Zhi; Wang, Shiying; Du, Nisuo. 2023. Simulation study of an abstract forest ecosystem with multi-species under lightning-caused fires. Fire 6(8):308.