This bibliography consists of journal articles, reports, conference papers, and
theses that address natural disturbance regimes in British Columbia. The emphasis
is on wildfire, but wind, insects, and diseases are also included to some extent.
Many entries describe general disturbance history, landscape characteristics, and/or
vegetation succession. Others are more detailed and provide disturbance dates or
frequencies—especially for wildfire. Paleoecological studies go back thousands
of years, while dendrochronological studies go back hundreds of years.
The entries are organized by biogeoclimatic zone, and where more than one zone
is addressed by an entry it is repeated for each zone. Where the author(s) provided
an abstract, it is usually reproduced verbatim (in quotes). Otherwise, text extracts
(in quotes) are given or the pertinent information is summarized (not in quotes). In
cases of multiple entries, such summary content may vary for a specific work depending
on the biogeoclimatic zone for which it is entered. Where old biogeoclimatic codes are
given, the current equivalent codes follow in brackets. Tree species codes are also
translated into common names.
A few documents were not seen, so only basic citations were available.
Hyperlinks are included for online material. Some older publications not
currently online are available in hardcopy from the J.T. Fyles Natural
Resources Library in Victoria (www.env.gov.bc.ca/nrs_library/index.html).
Other more recent documents should be obtainable as PDF files from the
The intent of this bibliography is to include most of the existing
pertinent material up to late 2011 or early 2012.
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