PREDICTING CANOPY FUEL CHARACTERISTICS IN Pinus brutia Ten., Pinus nigra Arnold AND Pinus pinaster Ait. FORESTS FROM STAND VARIABLES IN NORTH-WESTERN TURKEY


KÜÇÜK Ö., GÖLTAŞ M., DEMİREL T., Mitsopoulos I., BİLGİLİ E.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, cilt.20, sa.2, ss.309-318, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.30638/eemj.2021.031
  • Dergi Adı: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.309-318

Özet

Canopy fuel characteristics play an important role in crown fire behaviour in conifer forests. In this study, the canopy fuel characteristics of Calabrian pine, Anatolian Black pine and Maritime pine stands in Turkey are estimated using forest stand parameters. Sets of equations are fitted to the measured data revealing correlations between canopy fuel characteristics and stand parameters by performing a stepwise multiple regression analysis. At the stand level, the resulting models explain a high percentage of the observed variability. The developed equations can be used by forest and fire managers to estimate canopy fuel characteristics, predict crown-fire behaviour and design fuel treatment projects in Turkey.