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Title: Is landscape a driver of short-term wildfire recurrence
Authors: Barbati, Anna
Corona, Piermaria
D'Amato, Enrico
Cartisano, Rosaria
Keywords: Reburning;Wildfire;Landscape factors;Logistic regression;Italy
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor e Francis
Source: Barbati, A. et al. 2013. Is landscape a driver of short-term wildfire recurrence. "Landscape Research". Published online 10 April 2013: 1-10
Abstract: 
Repeated burning in a short return period (< 3–5 years) may significantly contribute to
land degradation in Mediterranean countries. We apply logistic regression analysis to model spatial
relationships between reburning and site (topographic) and landscape-level factors (land use
pattern); forest areas burned twice at least between 2006 and 2009 in the Italian peninsula are
used as a case study. Few landscape factors prove to be correlated with the probability of fire
recurrence, and the overall logistic regression model explains 24% of the variation in the fire recurrence.
This fact is not surprising since human factors are known to be the biggest determinant of
wildfire events in Mediterranean countries such as Italy. Nonetheless, findings from this exploratory
study prove to be qualitatively helpful to identify at least landscape drivers, easily quantifiable and
available on a national scale, significantly affecting short-term fire recurrence (i.e. slope
roughness, exposure, distance from the nearest water body, pre-fire dominant forest type).
Description: 
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/2360
ISSN: 1469-9710
DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2012.761681
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