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dc.contributor.authorMolina, Juan Ramón
dc.contributor.authorOrtega, Macarena
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez y Silva, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-16T06:40:53Z
dc.date.available2021-04-16T06:40:53Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10396/21275
dc.description.abstractPrescribed fire is a globally relevant fuel treatment for surface fuel management and wildfire hazard reduction. However, Mediterranean ecosystems are adapted to low and moderate fires; hence, the useful life of prescribed fires is limited. Useful life is defined as the effective rotation length of prescribed fires to mitigate fire spread based on critical surface intensity for crown combustion. In this sense, the useful life of a prescribed fire focuses on surface fuel dynamics and its potential fire behavior. In Pinus pinaster stands, the useful life can be established between 0 and 4 years. Canopy base height, time elapsed from the burning, postfire precipitation, and fine fuel moisture content during the burning were identified as the most important variables in postburn fuel dynamics. Other stand characteristics and postfire precipitation can improve the fine fuel and live fuel dynamics models. Our findings support prescribed fires as an effective fuel treatment in the medium term for forest fire prevention, according to stand characteristics and burning implementation conditions. In this sense, forest managers can use the proposed decision tree to identify the useful life of each prescribed fire based on fine fuel moisture content during burning implementation.es_ES
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dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightshttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/es_ES
dc.sourceForests 12(4), 486 (2021)es_ES
dc.subjectPrescribed fire rotation lengthes_ES
dc.subjectFuel treatmentes_ES
dc.subjectFire managementes_ES
dc.subjectFire behaviores_ES
dc.subjectPrescribed fire effectivenesses_ES
dc.titleUseful Life of Prescribed Fires in a Southern Mediterranean Basin: An Application to Pinus pinaster Stands in the Sierra Morena Rangees_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f12040486es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDGobierno de España. RTA2017-00042-C05-01es_ES
dc.relation.projectIDUnión Europea. INTERREG-POCTEP 0753_CILIFO_5_Ees_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES


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