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Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente
Volume XXV, issue 1, January - April 2019
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El papel del fuego en la regeneración de los bosques de coníferas
The role of fire in the regeneration of conifer forests

Jesús Eduardo Sáenz-Ceja; Diego R. Pérez-Salicrup

http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.rchscfa.2018.06.054

Received: 2018-11-27

Accepted: 2018-06-27

Available online: 2018-11-30 / pages.123-139

 

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  • descriptionAbstract

    Fire is a forest disturbance agent whose effects vary according to the natural fire regime, underwhich the species that inhabit it evolved. The aim of this paper is to present an overview of therole of fire in the regeneration of conifer forests. First, we review fire regimes and their effects ontree regeneration. Then, we describe  the  main  methods for  reconstructing fire  regimes andexplore   montane   tropical   conifer   forest   fire   regimes.   Finally,   the   possible   effect   of   timberharvesting on fire regimes is described. It has been suggested that this activity is currently thedisturbance agent that has the greatest impact on fires regimes worldwide. In this review article,we propose that understanding the role of fire in the regeneration of conifer forests is essential toprevent catastrophic fires and that the use of this element as a forest management tool cancontribute to the conservation of the integrity of these forests.

    Keyworks: Fire management; fire regime; timber harvesting; fire reconstruction; disturbanceagents
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    Sáenz-Ceja, J. E.,  &  Pérez-Salicrup, D. R. (2019).  The role of fire in the regeneration of conifer forests. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente, XXV(1), 123-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.5154/r.rchscfa.2018.06.054