Modelling the probability of Japanese red pine mortality after a forest fire in Korea

Si Young Lee, Hee Mun Chae, Gwan Soo Park, Shoji Ohga

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We investigated Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora Siebold et Zuccarini) mortality that resulted from a 17,097 ha forest fire that occurred in eastern Korea in April of 2000. We developed a logistic regression model that relates the probability of tree mortality to diameter at breast height (DBH) and height of stem blackening (HSB) and found the probability of tree mortality increased as the HSB increased and DBH decreased. We compare those results with stem mortality models developed for Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in Sweden and Eastern white pine (Pinus strobes, L.) in Canada and discuss the need for methodologies that can be used to develop comparable models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science

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