Modeling Wildfire Pathways in Forest-Grassland Ecotones in Golestan National Park

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Modeling wildfire behavior can simplify the understanding of the relationship between fire and its environment, and allow managers to reconstruct or maintain the natural role of fire. In this study, the Minimum Travel Time algorithm in the FlamMap fire model was used to investigate the main pathways of fire growth and the burn probability as a measure of fire risk in the Golestan National Park in northeastern Iran. Based on the simulation output of the main fire pathways in the park, MTT vectors passed through the drier grassland fuels in the southern areas and then split into multiple vectors toward the eastern and northern parts of the park. Using the Chi-square test at the level of P


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