Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
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, Martin P. Girardin, Jed O. Kaplan, Jeanne Portier, Yves Bergeron, and Christelle Hély

Model code and software

ARVE-Research/LPJ-LMfire J. O. Kaplan, M. Pfeiffer, and E. Chaste

Video supplement

LPJ-LMfire simulated annual burn rates (%) across eastern boreal Canada between 1901 and 2010 E. Chaste

Short summary
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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