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Spatial scale invariance of southern Australian forest fires mirrors the scaling behaviour of fire-driving weather events

Boer, Matthias M.; Sadler, Rohan J.; Bradstock, Ross A.; Gill, A Malcom; Grierson, Pauline

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Power law frequency-size distributions of forest fires have been observed in a range of environments. The scaling behaviour of fires, and more generally of landscape patterns related to recurring disturbance and recovery, have previously been explained in the frameworks of self-organized criticality (SOC) and highly optimized tolerance (HOT). In these frameworks the scaling behaviour of the fires is the global structure that either emerges spontaneously from locally operating processes (SOC) or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50460
Source: Landscape Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10980-008-9260-5

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