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The Relationship between Spatial Patterns of Forest Distribution and Forest Fire Characteristics in the Regional Administrative Unit in Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2016, 12(11), pp.51-61
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

LEE BYUNG DOO 1 Jung-eun Song 2

1국립산림과학원
2한국산지보전협회

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to identify the correlation between forest fire characteristics and forest distribution patterns in 16 regional administrative units in Korea. The canonical correlation analysis was conducted between forest fire characteristics and landscape matrices extracted from the forest cover map. The forest distribution varied by administration unit, in terms of the diversity of tree species, and fragmentation and aggregation of forest patches. The number of fires per unit area tended to be larger with less diversity of tree species, higher concentration of forest patches and simpler perimeter of a forest. The larger the average size of forest patches, the larger the burned area per fire. The shorter the distances among patches of pine forests, the longer the combustion time. This result contributes to the development of forest management strategies for reducing risks of forest fire.

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