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13-17 May 2013
Tucson, Arizona
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Fire Ecology II


Location: Tucson, Arizona
Address: Doubletree Reid Park 445 S. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711
Room: 0
Date: 16 May 10:00 - 11:40


    • Dr. Margolis, Ellis (University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research)
    • Dr. Speer, Jim (Indiana State University)

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Type: Oral Presentation Session: Fire Ecology II
Track: Fire ecology
We have compared fire history and forest dynamics in the East versus West Kootenay areas of southeastern British Columbia. In both areas, fire regimes varied significantly with steep elevational gradients. At high elevations, stand-replacing fires burned every 150-300 years according to our fire scar, forest age structure and lake sediment records. In the lower-elevation forests, low-severity fire ... More
Presented by Lori DANIELS on 16/05/2013 at 17:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Fire Ecology II
Track: Fire ecology
Wildfires in the boreal forests of Siberia may significantly contribute to global warming through feedbacks related to greenhouse gas emissions. How future warming will affect boreal fire regimes remains uncertain due to a lack of knowledge on the climatic controls of fire. Here we present fire-climate relationships derived from a new set of tree-ring reconstructions of fire history for the Sakha ... More
Presented by Christopher GUITERMAN on 16/05/2013 at 18:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Fire Ecology II
Track: Fire ecology
Fire is a major disturbance agent in North American forests. Fires injure trees when heat transfer through the bark partially kills the cambium and the compartmentalization process results in a fire scar. Dendrochronologists use these scars in the xylem to reconstruct fire regimes. However, little information exists on the wood anatomy of fire scars. Consequently, this study quantifies changes in ... More
Presented by Dr. Estelle ARBELLAY on 16/05/2013 at 17:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Fire Ecology II
Track: Fire ecology
In Mongolia, mean annual temperature has increased by 2OC and forest and steppe fires have increased in temporal and spatial scales in recent decades. We developed a network of fire-scar chronologies across forests in northern Mongolia to place this recent fire history and associated fire climatology into their longer term historical context, and to assess relationships between historical fires an ... More
Presented by Byambagerel SURAN on 16/05/2013 at 18:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Fire Ecology II
Track: Fire ecology
Forest fires are one of the main disturbance agents in boreal and temperate ecosystems. To decipher large-scale temporal and spatial patterns of past fire activity in Scandinavia, we analyzed the synchronicity of dendrochoronologically reconstructed fire events in a large network of sites covering a wide geographical gradient (56.5 - 67.0 º N and 9.3 - 20.5 º E) over AD 1400-1900. We identified ... More
Presented by Dr. Igor DROBYSHEV on 16/05/2013 at 17:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: Fire Ecology II
Potential impact of climate change on timber supply was evaluated considering the role of climate on forest growth and fire activity in a forest management unit in the boreal zone of eastern Canada. A climate sensitive growth index model was calibrated for three commercial species. Such a model was used to project the evolution of merchantable volume over time under sustained yield timber producti ... More
Presented by Mr. Narayan DHITAL
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