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Compounded Perturbations Yield Ecological Surprises
ABSTRACT All species have evolved in the presence of disturbance, and thus are in a sense matched to the recurrence pattern of the perturbations. Consequently, disturbances within the typical range,Expand
Forest fires : behavior and ecological effects
Even before the myth of Prometheus, fire played a crucial ecological role around the world. Numerous plant communities depend on fire to generate species diversity in both time and space. WithoutExpand
VEGETATION DYNAMICS : STUDIES FROM THE NORTH AMERICAN BOREAL FOREST
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Fire and the boreal forest: the process and the response is described and the population dynamics of boreal trees are studied. Expand
The Relative Importance of Fuels and Weather on Fire Behavior in Subalpine Forests
Surface fire intensity (kilowatts per metre) and crown fire initiation were predicted using Rothermel's 1972 and Van Wagner's 1977 fire models with fuel data from 47 upland subalpine conifer standsExpand
Process and patterns of duff consumption in the mixedwood boreal forest
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Duff characteristic data were collected from two burns and comparable unburned areas of mixedwood forest in western Canada to describe and explain patterns of duff consumption within and between top-slope Pinus banksiana Lamb. Expand
A MODEL OF WIND DISPERSAL OF WINGED OR PLUMED SEEDS
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A micrometeorological model for the dispersal of winged or plumed seeds from a point source shows that winged seeds do not detach from the parent randomly with respect to horizontal wind velocity, and a simple ballistic equation provides a good estimate of the median dispersal distance for experimental releases. Expand
Modelling recruitment of Populus tremuloides, Pinus banksiana, and Picea mariana following fire in the mixedwood boreal forest
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For these three species with mechanisms for in situ reproduction, there were highly significant relationships between regeneration density and pre-fire basal area density (basal area per area). Expand
FIRE FREQUENCY AND THE SPATIAL AGE MOSAIC OF THE MIXED‐WOOD BOREAL FOREST IN WESTERN CANADA
One approach to ecosystem management is to emulate the effects of natural disturbance in producing landscape patterns; this approach requires a spatial analysis of the pattern and an understanding ofExpand
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