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Change of fire frequency in the eastern Canadian boreal forests during the Holocene: does vegetation composition or climate trigger the fire regime?
Summary 1 Studies on the variability of natural fire regimes are needed to understand plant responses in a changing environment. Since vegetation changes might follow or trigger changes in fireExpand
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CANOPY GAP CHARACTERISTICS AND TREE REPLACEMENT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN BOREAL FOREST
This study identifies patterns in the gap disturbance regime along a succes- sional gradient in the southern boreal forest and uses this information to investigate canopy composition changes. GapsExpand
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Natural fire frequency for the eastern Canadian boreal forest: consequences for sustainable forestry
Given that fire is the most important disturbance of the boreal forest, climatically induced changes in fire frequency (i.e., area burnt per year) can have important consequences on the resultingExpand
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FIRE REGIMES AT THE TRANSITION BETWEEN MIXEDWOOD AND CONIFEROUS BOREAL FOREST IN NORTHWESTERN QUEBEC
Fire history was reconstructed for an area of 15 000 km 2 located in the transition zone between the mixed and coniferous forests in Quebec's southern boreal forest. We used aerial photographs,Expand
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SPECIES AND STAND DYNAMICS IN THE MIXED WOODS OF QUEBEC'S SOUTHERN BOREAL FOREST
In order to test whether changes in forest composition observed while sam- pling portions of the landscape originating from different fires may be explained by stand- level processes, I reconstructedExpand
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The Influence of Island and Mainland Lakeshore Landscapes on Boreal Forest Fire Regimes
In order to characterize the fire regime of the southern boreal forest and to understand the way in which landscape and fire regime interact, a detailed study of fire history was undertaken in twoExpand
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Stand-landscape integration in natural disturbance-based management of the southern boreal forest
Forest ecosystem management, based partly on a greater understanding of natural disturbance regimes, has many variations but is generally considered the most promising approach to accommodatingExpand
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Future wildfire in circumboreal forests in relation to global warming
Despite increasing temperatures since the end of the Little Ice Age (ca. 1850), wildfire frequency has decreased as shown in many field studies from North America and Europe. We believe that globalExpand
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Past, Current and Future Fire Frequency in the Canadian Boreal Forest: Implications for Sustainable Forest Management
Abstract Over the past decades, there has been an increasing interest in the development of forest management approaches that are based on an understanding of historical natural disturbance dynamics.Expand
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Microbiological and inflammatory factors associated with the development of pneumococcal pneumonia.
Pneumococcal pneumonia still is associated with a high mortality rate, despite appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Many gaps remain in the understanding of the pathogenesis of this deadly infection.Expand
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