Biomass production and fire regimes


Starting from the deviation of theoretical negatives exponential distribution of forest age, a series of models (including the Leslie transitional matrix model, the SEM-LAND model, and a scenario fire model) have been used to examine the conditions under which a stable forest age distribution would and would not be expected.

Different methods of estimating fire frequency and fire cycle were examined with an ideal historical fire data set consisting of 300 continuous annual fire maps and associated forest age mosaics.

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  • On-going

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