Chapter 3 - Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2011.

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  • Authors: Potter, Kevin M.
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: General Technical Report SRS-198

Abstract

Free-burning fire has been a constant ecological presence on the American landscape, the expression of which has changed as new climates, peoples, and land uses have become predominant (Pyne 2010). It is an important ecological mechanism that shapes the distributions of species, maintains the structure and function of fire-prone communities, and is a significant evolutionary force (Bond and Keeley 2005).

  • Citation: Potter, Kevin M. 2014. Chapter 3 - Large-scale patterns of forest fire occurrence in the conterminous United States and Alaska, 2011.
  • Posted Date: November 24, 2014
  • Modified Date: November 25, 2014
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