A second-order impact model for forest fire regimes

Maggi S & Rinaldi S (2006). A second-order impact model for forest fire regimes. Theoretical Population Biology 70 (2): 174-182. DOI:10.1016/j.tpb.2006.01.007.

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Abstract

We present a very simple " impact" model for the description of forest fires and show that it can mimic the known characteristics of wild fire regimes in savannas, boreal forests, and Mediterranean forests. Moreover, the distribution of burned biomasses in model generated fires resemble those of burned areas in numerous large forests around the world. The model has also the merits of being the first second-order model for forest fires and the first example of the use of impact models in the study of ecosystems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forest fires; Savannas; Boreal forests; Mediterranean forests; Impact models; Chaos
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Bibliographic Reference: Theoretical Population Biology; 70(2):174-182 (September 2006)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:19
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 09:28
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7867

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