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Wildfire shapes the boreal ecosystem in western Canada and thereby enhances and diminishes important breeding habitat for many songbird species. Two aspects of wildfire, burn severity and time since fire, fundamentally alter the forest structure that songbirds use. The objectives of this study...
The Canadian Federal Recovery Strategy for woodland caribou classifies areas burned by wildfire in the last 40 years as disturbed habitat for woodland caribou. This delineation of fire disturbance has major economic and social implications across Canada. Caribou have been shown to avoid burned...
Building Resilient Communities: Planning for Natural Hazards Risks in Small and Mid-Sized Municipalities in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Land-use planning is a vital discipline in the discourse on climate change and disaster risk reduction because of its role as a long-term non-structural mitigation measure. Planners can gather and analyze evidence-based data to influence decision-makers on how to minimize vulnerability via a...
Burn severity and fire history in the northwestern Canadian boreal forest: drivers and ecological outcomesDownload
Wildfire is the dominant stand-renewing disturbance in the northwestern Canadian boreal forest. Fires burn extensive areas in Canada, disturbing an average of 1.96 Mha yr−1, primarily in the boreal zone. Fires generally occur every ~30 – > 200 years in this region, due in part to a lack of fuel...