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Selected Examples of Interactions Between Natural Disturbances, 2023, Ruel, J.-C., Wermelinger, B., Gauthier, S., Burton, P.J., Waldron, K. and Shorohova, E., Boreal Forests in the Face of Climate Change, Sustainable Management, 74, Pages 123-141

Year: 2023

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 40882

Language: English

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-15988-6

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Understanding natural disturbance regimes and their impacts is crucial in designing ecosystem management strategies. However, disturbances do not always occur in isolation; the occurrence of one disturbance influences the likelihood or the effect of another. In this chapter, we illustrate the importance of disturbance interactions by focusing on a subset of interactions present in different parts of the boreal forest. The selected interactions include insects and wind, insects and fire, and wind and fire. The potential consequences of climate change on these interactions are also discussed.