Fire and Vegetation Dynamics: Studies from the North by Edward A. Johnson

By Edward A. Johnson

This ebook assembles the suitable stories of fireplace depth, price of unfold, gasoline intake, fireplace frequency, and hearth climate within the North American boreal wooded area. The valuable thesis is that the North American boreal woodland has no less than 4 wildfire features which are vital in realizing the dynamics of its plant populations: the big measurement of the burns with admire to dispersal distances; the quick recurrence time of fireside with appreciate to tree lifespans; the excessive mortality of crops as a result of predominance of crown fires; and a great germination floor a result of huge sector of the wooded area flooring that's lined via ash.

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Strictly, the fire must have established a steady-state flow for the rate of spread to have meaning. The mechanisms for the high rates of spread in the boreal forest have been discussed in Chapter 3. Rates of spread up to 100 m min" x have been reported (Kiil and Grigel 1969) but values of 5-10 m min" 1 are usual (Hardy and Franks 1963, Sando and Haines 1972, Stocks and Walker 1973, Stocks 1974,1987b, Kiil 1975, Alexander etal. 1983, Lanoville and Schmidt 1985, DeGroot and Alexander 1986). , * A 1 * ' 1 ^,j, '11V* fca^ffiiLU,^..

7 shows observed wind dispersal curves for various spruce species dispersing into large clearings (burns or clear-cuts). The steep decline in seed density in the lee of the forest edge is a result of a lower wind speed adjacent to the forest (a shelter effect: Nageli 1953, Greene 1989). A micrometerological model of dispersal of seed by wind from an area source shows that seed-fall density at 200 m distance from a forest edge should be only about 1-4% of the seed-fall density in the forest (Greene 1989).

A. The Initial Spread Index versus the Rate of Spread for coniferous and deciduous Fuel Types in the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction System. B. The empirical values at which active crown fires can be expected, (cf. Alexander et al. 1984). C-l, Spruce-Lichen Woodland; C-2, Boreal Spruce; C-3, Mature Jack Pine; C-4, Immature Jack Pine; C-5 and C-6 (>20 m), Red and White Pine; D-l, Leafless Aspen; M-l, Boreal Mixedwood - leafless: % softwood (S), % hardwood (H); M-2, Boreal Mixedwood - summer: % softwood (S), % hardwood (H).

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