Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests? Comment.


Simard et al. (2011) have produced a comprehensive data set and analysis concerning mountain pine beetle (MPB; Dendroctonus ponderosae)-caused mortality and associated crown fire feedbacks in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta)-dominated forests. Misapplication of the NEXUS fire modeling system (Scott and Reinhardt 2001) results in the suspect conclusion that… (More)


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