Decreases in Fire Spread Probability with Forest Age Promotes Alternative Community States, Reduced Resilience to Climate Variability and Large Fire Regime Shifts

@article{Kitzberger2011DecreasesIF,
  title={Decreases in Fire Spread Probability with Forest Age Promotes Alternative Community States, Reduced Resilience to Climate Variability and Large Fire Regime Shifts},
  author={Thomas Kitzberger and Ezequiel Ar{\'a}oz and Juan H. Gowda and M{\'o}nica Mermoz and Juan Manuel Morales},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={97-112}
}
The generalization that plant communities increase in flammability as they age and invariably lead to resilient self-organized landscape mosaics is being increasingly challenged. Plant communities often exhibit rapidly saturating or even hump-shaped age-flammability trajectories and landscapes often display strong non-linear behaviors, abrupt shifts, and self-reinforcing alternative community states. This plethora of fire-landscape interactions calls for a more general model that considers… CONTINUE READING

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