The proposed research will use a multiproxy fire history approach to reconstruct wildfire history, severity, and impacts, as well as controls on and changes to the fire regime in the Alberta Foothills region. Fire scar and stand origin records will be used to reconstruct the fire history of the study area over recent decades and centuries. These records will be extended in length using the macroscopic sedimentary charcoal record. This research will inform the partner organization of the greater varieties of harvesting and silvicultural systems which can be sustainably applied in this fire-prone landscape, so that it will remain within its historical range of variability (HRV).
Dr. Ze'ev Gedalof
West Fraser Timber
Geography / Geology / Earth science
University of Guelph
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