Biotic and abiotic regulation of lightning fire initiation in the mixedwood boreal forest.

@article{Krawchuk2006BioticAA,
  title={Biotic and abiotic regulation of lightning fire initiation in the mixedwood boreal forest.},
  author={Meg A Krawchuk and Steve G. Cumming and Mike D. Flannigan and Ross W. Wein},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={458-68}
}
Lightning fire is the dominant natural disturbance of the western mixedwood boreal forest of North America. We quantified the independent effects of weather and forest composition on lightning fire initiation (a detected and recorded fire start) patterns in Alberta, Canada, to demonstrate how these biotic and abiotic components contribute to ecosystem dynamics in the mixedwood boreal forest. We used logistic regression to describe variation in annual initiation occurrence among 10,000-ha… CONTINUE READING

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