Mediterranean fire regime effects on pine-oak forest landscape mosaics under global change in NE Spain

  title={Mediterranean fire regime effects on pine-oak forest landscape mosaics under global change in NE Spain},
  author={Assu Gil-Tena and N{\'u}ria Aquilu{\'e} and Andrea Duane and Miquel de C{\'a}ceres and Llu{\'i}s Brot{\'o}ns},
  journal={European Journal of Forest Research},
Abstract Afforestation after land abandonment and the occurrence of large fires have significantly altered the composition of pine-oak ecosystems in the Mediterranean since 1950s, the latter favouring the prevalence of oak forests and shrublands to that of pine forests. Nevertheless, our ability to integrate the processes driving these changes in modelling tools and to project them under future global change scenarios is scarce. This study aims at investigating how Mediterranean forest… 
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