Part 1 presents a concise review of natural disturbance dynamics for each of the 14 biogeoclimatic zones in British Columbia. Part 2 presents 11 methods described in the literature for determining intervals for stand-replacing and stand-maintaining disturbances. Part 3 demonstrates an application of the process outlined in Part 2 for selecting and using one of the methods for determining disturbance intervals in the Arrow Forest District. Part 4 presents our recommendations to address the gaps we identified in research on disturbance dynamics, data collection, and data maintenance, as well as quantitative methods for determining disturbance intervals in British Columbia.
Wong, C., Dorner, B.; Sandmann, H.. 2003. Estimating Historical Variability of Natural Disturbances in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Land Management Handbook (FLNRORD). LMH53
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Natural, Disturbance
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