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Wildfire dynamics of mixedwood boreal forests in central Canada

dc.contributor.advisorChen, Han
dc.contributor.advisorBergeron, Yves
dc.contributor.authorLafontaine-Senici, Dominic
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-11T03:18:32Z
dc.date.available2012-11-11T03:18:32Z
dc.date.created2009-08
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/287
dc.description.abstractNatural disturbances play a key role to forest regeneration, nutrient cycling, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and climate regulation. A synthesis of literature indicated that boreal forest stand structure is largely a construct of the regional fire regime and time since-stand-replacing fire (TSF). Regional differences in fire frequency exist across the boreal forest based primarily on broad-scale climatic patterns, with local-scale variations dependant on vegetation, fuels, and physiographic features. Fire frequency has also been shown to vary according to human activities, although the magnitude and influence (increase or decrease) is non-uniform, creating multiple instances of spatially mixed fire frequencies.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectWildfiresen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental aspectsen_US
dc.subjectCanada, Centralen_US
dc.subjectTaigasen_US
dc.subjectEffect of wildfires onen_US
dc.subjectForest and forestryen_US
dc.subjectEffect of fires onen_US
dc.titleWildfire dynamics of mixedwood boreal forests in central Canadaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineForestry and the Forest Environmenten_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWang, Jian
dc.contributor.committeememberMacGillivray, John
dc.contributor.committeememberGluck, Michael


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