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Fire and Succession in the Conifer Forests of Northern North America

  • Miron L. Heinselman
Part of the Springer Advanced Texts in Life Sciences book series (SATLIFE)

Abstract

Ecosystem theories must encompass the conclusions now emerging from studies of fire and vegetation in fire-dependent northern conifer forests. Such forests comprise more than half the present forest area of North America, including most of the forests that have never been altered through logging or land clearing. Furthermore, vast areas are still influenced by natural lightning-fire regimes, and it is possible to study directly the role of fire in controlling vegetation mosaics and ecosystem function.

Keywords

Boreal Forest Vegetation Change Fire Regime Vegetative Reproduction Crown Fire 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1981

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  • Miron L. Heinselman

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