Canadian Forest Service Publications

Fire and climate: using the past to predict the future. Waito, J.; Girardin, M.P.; Tardif, J.C.; Hély, C.; Blarquez, O.; Ali, A.A. 2015. Chapter 33, pages 473-487 in Peh, K.S.-H.; Corlett, R.T.; Bergeron, Y., eds. Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology, Routledge.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36540

Language: English

Availability: Not available through the CFS (click for more information).

Price: $220.00 (

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About the Book

This comprehensive handbook provides a unique resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective. It covers both natural and managed forests, from boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world. The book is divided into seven parts, addressing the following themes:

  • forest types
  • forest dynamics
  • forest flora and fauna
  • energy and nutrients
  • forest conservation and management
  • forests and climate change
  • human impacts on forest ecology.

While each chapter can stand alone as a suitable resource for a lecture or seminar, the complete book provides an essential reference text for a wide range of students of ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography and natural resource management. Contributors include leading authorities from all parts of the world.

Plain Language Summary

This book covers all aspects of forest ecology. Canadian Forest Service (CFS) researchers contributed to 3 of the 44 chapters.

• In Chapter 7 on forest insects, population dynamics, the effect of outbreaks on forest dynamics and the effects of climate change on insects are discussed.

• In Chapter 23 dealing with nutrient cycling, its evolution over time and the interactions between plants and soil, among other things, are discussed by the authors.

• The history of forest fires, forest fire modelling and the influence of climate are discussed in Chapter 33, which is about forest fires.