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Table 3 Key fire scenario parameters used in the LANDIS-II forest landscape simulation model

From: Potential influence of wildfire in modulating climate-induced forest redistribution in a central Rocky Mountain landscape

Fire Scenario Fire regiona Mean rotation targetb (years) Maximum fire size targetb (ha) Interval required for highest severity (years)
Long rotation (suppressed) 1 5000 5500 120
2 2500 5500 250
3 1200 6100 300
4 500 12,500 350
Medium rotation (historical) 1 200 77,000 120
2 150 61,000 250
3 120 52,000 300
4 90 92,000 350
Short rotation (future) 1 100 77,000 120
2 80 61,000 250
3 60 52,000 300
4 50 92,000 350
  1. aRegion 1: upper montane-subalpine forests; Region 2: upper montane and northerly aspect mesic conifer forest; Region 3: lower montane and montane southerly aspect dry conifer forests; Region 4: low-elevation, non-forested, semiarid-shrublands
  2. bLANDIS-II stochastically generates fire events to approximate these targets