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BG | Volume 15, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 15, 1273–1292, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1273-2018
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Biogeosciences, 15, 1273–1292, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1273-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 05 Mar 2018

Research article | 05 Mar 2018

The pyrogeography of eastern boreal Canada from 1901 to 2012 simulated with the LPJ-LMfire model

Emeline Chaste et al.
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A vegetation model was used to reconstruct fire activity from 1901 to 2012 in relation to changes in lightning ignition, climate, and vegetation in eastern Canada's boreal forest. The model correctly simulated the history of fire activity. The results showed that fire activity is ignition limited but is also greatly affected by both climate and vegetation. This research aims to develop a vegetation model that could be used to predict the future impacts of climate changes on fire activity.
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