Life with Forest fire on the example of Leuk (VS) 2003

Thomas Wohlgemuth, Alban Brigger, Philipp Gerold, Lucinda Laranjeiro, Marco Moretti, Barbara Moser, Martine Rebetez, Dirk Schmatz, Gustav Schneiter, Stephane Sciacca, Antoine Sierro, Patrick Weibel, Thomas Zumbrunnen & Marco Conedera

Résumé The forest burn of Leuk in the summer of 2003 was the largest fire event for the last 100 years in the Rhone valley of the canton of Valais. It serves to demonstrate the various effects of the stand-replacing fire on flora and fauna. In the report, we document the fire event and the consecutive urgent measures taken by the forest service, put into perspective the Leuk burn and other forest fires in Switzerland, analyse the changes in site conditions and the related development of biodiversity and tree regeneration. In respect to climate change, we discuss the forest fire risk and present the forest fire strategy of the Canton Valais.
Citation Wohlgemuth, T., Brigger, A., Gerold, P., Laranjeiro, L., Moretti, M., Moser, B., Rebetez, M., Schmatz, D., Schneiter, G., Sciacca, S., Sierro, A., Weibel, P., Zumbrunnen, T., & Conedera, M. (2012). Life with Forest fire on the example of Leuk (VS) 2003. Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zuerich, 157(3-4), 97-106.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 2012
Nom du périodique Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zuerich
Volume 157
Numéro 3-4
Pages 97-106