Forest fires and the snowshoe hare-Canada lynx cycle

@article{Fox2004ForestFA,
  title={Forest fires and the snowshoe hare-Canada lynx cycle},
  author={J. Fox},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={349-374}
}
  • J. Fox
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryThis paper shows that there is a reasonable coincidence between the Canada lynx cycle and the occurrence of forest and brush fires. Fires set in motion plant succession, potentially leading to an increase in snowshoe hares (Grange, 1965). Snowfall is also correlated with the lynx cycle and tends to account for the variation not accounted for by fires. I conclude that Grange's (1949, 1965) hypothesis that fire and plant succession drive the snowshoe hare cycle deserves serious… CONTINUE READING

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