• DOI 10.31509/2658-607x-202251-97


Original Russian Text © 2021  A. P. Geraskina, D. N. Tebenkova, D. V. Ershov, E. V. Ruchinskaya, N. V. Sibirtseva, N. V. Lukina  published in Forest Science Issues Vol. 4, No. 2,   Article 82


A. P. Geraskina*, D. N. Tebenkova, D. V. Ershov, E. V. Ruchinskaya, N. V. Sibirtseva, N. V. Lukina

Center for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Sciences

117997 Moscow, Russian Federation, Profsoyuznaya st. 84/32 bldg. 14


*E-mail: angersgma@gmail.com

Received 07.07.2021

Revised 12.08.2021

Accepted 18.08.2021


Due to the ever-increasing anthropogenic impact and global climate change, wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense all over the world. The wildfire factor is turning into an acute problem for forested countries that requires prompt solutions as the areas of forest ecosystems are reducing catastrophically, which results in an irreparable loss of biodiversity that provides all ecosystem functions and services. Many biologists consider wildfires a factor destructive to biota that results in permanent loss of some species and groups of living organisms; even if it is possible for them to recover after a wildfire, they may need a lot of time to do so. However, some studies argue that wildfires do not reduce the biodiversity in forest ecosystems, but even increase it, thus contributing to species conservation and sustainable functioning of forests.

This article is aimed at analyzing the studies of how wildfires impact the main components, biodiversity, and functions of forest ecosystems. The authors answer the question of why wildfires while being a destructive factor, are sometimes considered a factor increasing biodiversity. The “positive” influence wildfires have on biodiversity mostly comes down to the formation of mosaic patterns, that is, forest canopy gaps that occur after a wildfire. However, analysis of references shows that the established opinion found in a number of studies that a certain frequency of wildfires is necessary to maintain forest communities may be associated with ignoring or misunderstanding the importance of biotic factors in the functioning of forests. In modern forest ecosystems, populations of keystone large mammal species have disappeared or greatly declined; therefore, there are no microsites they usually form, including large forest canopy gaps (glades) that provide opportunities for photophilous flora and pollinating insects to develop and generally maintain adequate conditions for multi-aged polydominant forest ecosystems with high biodiversity. In the forestry practice, there are measures to maintain mosaics. They include special types of felling, supporting populations of keystone animal species, etc., and are both significantly less catastrophic in comparison with the wildfire factor and substantiated biologically. The authors provide recommendations for the conservation and maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem functions in modern forests.

Keywords: forest, fires, vegetation, animals, keystone species, greenhouse gases, soil, climate, carbon, ecosystem services, emissions

Wildfires are not only a modern global factor determining the state and functioning of forest ecosystems, exerting a powerful influence on the biogeochemical carbon cycle, hydrological regime and climate change, but also a historical factor in forest formation. The interaction of man and nature has been closely connected with fire since the middle of the Pleistocene (500 thousand years ago): drive hunting, slash-and-burn agriculture, fire clearing for meadows and pastures (Gowlett, 2006; Bowman et al., 2009; Bobrovskij, 2010; Tang, Yap, 2020; MacDonald et al., 2021). Therefore, when assessing the biodiversity of modern forests and the effectiveness of their ecosystem functions, it is necessary to take into account the anthropogenic history, in which fires in many territories were the most important factor of forest formation (Whitlock et al., 2010; Aleynikov et al., 2015). Currently, despite fundamentally different technologies in economic activity, wildfires remain an acute problem for forest countries, which requires solutions both in connection with global climate change and with a number of economic issues, such as loss of ecosystem services provided by forests, loss of forests as an important component amidst decarbonization of the economy. Many biologists consider wildfires as a destructive factor for biota, with slow recovery after exposure. If fragmentary “refugia” are preserved during a wildfire, in which individuals of different species survive, this does not necessarily mean that populations survive (Gongalsky, 2014). Therefore, the following consequences are seen:

  • long-established coordinated functional relationships based on biodiversity are destroyed;
  • plant edificators are suppressed and populations of keystone animal species of above-ground and underground biota are reduced
  • the ecosystem is thrown back to historically earlier stages of development and a round of fire-induced demutational succession is triggered; at a high frequency of wildfires, this leads to persistent digression and the formation of post-fire communities with limited species diversity.

At the same time, both in biology and forestry, there are ideas that wildfires are necessary, for example, for the germination of seeds of some plant species (Bell et al., 1993; Keeley, Fotheringham, 2000), the maintenance of pine and oak plantations (Cvetkov, 2013), etc. Currently, authors of some studies claim based on their findings that wildfires not only do not reduce, but also increase the biodiversity of forest ecosystems, and extinguishing large wildfires, in general, is economically impractical (Stephens et al., 2018; Kharuk et al., 2021). One of the arguments is that wildfires had also occurred prior to the beginning of global human influences on nature; therefore, they are necessary as a formation factor of forest ecosystems and even the evolution of biota (He et al., 2019). However, it should be kept in mind that, at present, the frequency, intensity and scale of wildfires (ninety percent of which, according to experts, occur due to human activity even in the most remote areas) have increased significantly, and this is exacerbated by the impact of climate change. The type of evolution of forest ecosystems under the influence of wildfires can be defined as “erasing evolution”, according to the definition of L. G. Bogatyrev (2004), proposed for the development of forest litter.

The objective of this article is to analyze the results of studies of the impact of wildfires on the main components of forest ecosystems, their biodiversity and functions and to answer the question why wildfire as an obviously destructive factor is sometimes considered as a factor of increasing biodiversity.


The scale of wildfires

According to official statistics, 569.912 sites of wildfires were registered in the territory of the state forestry of the Russian Federation in 1992–2012, which averaged 26.805 foci per year (EMISS, 2021a). In 2009–2020, the area of state forestry lands covered by wildfires amounted to 43.945 million hectares (an average of 3.662 million ha per year) (EMISS, 2021b). Damage from wildfires in 2019, according to official statistics, amounted to 13.5 billion RUB (EMISS, 2021c). At the same time, according to various estimates, the proportion of major wildfires (with the area of more than 200 ha) in Russia is about 5% of the total, but their contribution by area is about 95%. In the forests of Russia, surface fires occur and spread most often, accounting for up to 98% of the total number of wildfires and more than 88% of the area covered by fire, whereas crown fires account for 1–2% and 12%, respectively (Isaev et al., 1995).

The data of satellite monitoring of wildfire areas, provided by various Russian and foreign experts, differ significantly from official statistics. Thus, A. Z. Shvidenko and D. G. Shchepashchenko, who have investigated the influence of climate on the wildfire situation in Russia in 1998–2010, cite data from various sources. On average, according to their estimates, the area of fires during this period was 8.5 million ha per year (Shvidenko, Shchepashchenko, 2013). From time to time, years with an abnormal frequency of fire occurrence with an area of up to 16–18 million ha are registered. Other authors (Lupyan et al., 2017) report that using satellite data, 5 to 20 thousand wildfires were registered annually in 2001–2016 in Russia, damaging forests with an area of 5–20 million ha. Similar estimates are given in the works of other Russian researchers (Ponomarev, Shvecov, 2015; Bondur et al., 2016).

Types of fire emissions and their assessment by surface methods

A significant contribution to the emissions of greenhouse gases (СО2, СН4, N2O) and gases with an indirect greenhouse effect (CO, NOx, non-methane volatile organic carbons) and other compounds are made by wildfires that occur annually in the forests of Russia over vast territories and often turn into natural disasters. The impact of wildfires on the carbon balance is determined by two main processes: the physicochemical process of “rapid” release of carbon compounds formed during incomplete combustion of organic matter (“fire” emissions) and the biological process of “slow” release of carbon compounds due to destruction and rotting of plants that died from wildfire, but had not been burnt (“post-fire” emissions). Fire emissions occur directly during the wildfires and can last from several hours to several days or weeks. Post-fire emissions begin with the death of woody plants and continue for several years or decades.

Surface studies of the intensity of combustion and the expenditure of various combustion conductors of forest fuels (FFs) show that the mass of above-ground FFs varies depending on the species and age of plantings, their productivity and degree of closure (completeness), the forest plant zone and the phenological state of vegetation. It usually ranges from 4.0 to 12.0 t × ha–1, which corresponds to the stock of needles, dry and small branches in the canopy (crowns) of coniferous stands most susceptible to wildfires (Molchanov, 1954; Kurbatskij, 1972; Grishin, 1981). Taking into account incomplete burning (not completely burnt, partially charred FFs), the mass of above-ground FFs burning during crown fires on average is about 7.0 t × ha–1.

The mass of above-ground FFs formed from living ground cover (mosses, lichens, shrubs) and litter (needles, leaves, small branches, etc.) varies widely depending on the species composition, age and closeness of stands, forest type, nutrient and water regime of soils. In most cases, FF stocks in this group range from 2.0 to 15.0 t × ha–1 (Vonskij, 1957; Konev, 1977). Taking into account incomplete burning, the mass of ground FFs burning during surface wildfires is 5 t × ha–1.

The mass of litter and organic soil horizons, consisting of dead parts of plants with varying degrees of decomposition and humus, in forest ecosystems usually varies in the range from 5.0 to 25.0 t × ha–1 (Molchanov, 1954; Vonskij, 1957). In most cases of crown and surface wildfires, the depth of burning does not exceed half the thickness of the forest litter layer, which corresponds to stocks of 3.0–12.0 t × ha–1. In case of ground fires that occur in swamps and swampy forests with a developed peat horizon, the mass of organic materials involved in burning can be up to 150 t × ha–1 or more (Arcybashev, 1974; Sheshukov, 1979).

The stock of FFs from deadwood residues (deadwood, dead standing trees, stumps, dry branches) can reach several tens of tons per hectare. Most often, no more than half of the available stock of deadwood residues are burnt, which is commensurate in weight with the stock of living ground cover in forest areas.

Taking into account the above assumptions and stocks of the main FF groups, the mass of burning organic materials per ha of the area covered by wildfire is 30 t × ha–1, 12 t × ha–1 and 120 t × ha–1, respectively, for crown, surface, and ground wildfires.

Remote estimates of carbon emissions from wildfires

Quantitative estimates of direct fire emissions of carbon compounds and other greenhouse gases using satellite data differ by different researchers and are related to the methods of wildfire recognition and their consequences, models for measuring and estimating greenhouse gas emissions, as well as auxiliary data on Russian forests (maps of vegetation, woody fuels, etc.).

Direct measurements of fluxes and concentrations of gases (the “top-down” approach) in the Earth’s troposphere are performed using satellite instruments (Amiro et al., 2001a; Liu et al., 2005).

The conventional common “bottom-up” approach is also used, which is based on post-processing of satellite data on fires (area and degree of fire damage of vegetation) and data on stocks of plant combustion conductors of various types of wooody fuels (Isaev et al., 2002; Kasischke, Bruhwiler, 2003; Soja et al., 2004; Wiedinmyer et al., 2006; Sochilova, Ershov, 2007).

  1. I. Ponomarev et al. use brightness temperature in the 3rd MODIS thermal channel (3.93–3.99 μm) to assess the intensity and type of wildfire, as well as its relationship with the FF consumption for various wood residues estimated according to literature (Ponomarev et al., 2017). The estimates of direct carbon emissions presented by the author for the time period 2002–2016 averaged 83 ± 21 Mt C per year–1. The range of variation of direct carbon emissions in different years was 20–227 Mt C per year–1. A. Z. Shvidenko and D. G. Shchepashchenko estimate the number of carbon emissions during 1998–2010 due to wildfires in Russia at 121 ± 28 Mt C per year–1 with annual variability of 50 (2000) to 231 (2003) Mt C per year–1 (Shvidenko, Shchepashchenko, 2013). Looking at some rough estimates of post-fire carbon emissions from wildfires of approximately 90–100 Mt C per year–1 (Shvidenko et al., 2010), the authors estimate total carbon emissions due to wildfires in recent decades at 180–200 Mt C per year–1.

According to our estimates, direct fire carbon emissions in 2002–2018 amounted to 34 ± 19 Mt C per year–1, ranging from 12 (2009) to 127 (2003) Mt C per year–1 (Ershov, Sochilova, 2020). At the same time, the areas of forest damage and the intensity of direct fire-induced carbon emissions increased 1.4 times after 2012. Until 2012, the average damage area and emissions were 3.95 million ha and 29.18 Mt C, whereas over the past 9 years those figures were 5.73 million ha and 41.07 Mt C, respectively. Differences in estimates as compared to other authors are due to the fact that only data from forest ecosystems (forested areas) are used, and there are no direct emissions data for large wood residues due to the lack of spatial data throughout Russia.

Thus, the extent of the forest area covered by wildfire and the amount of direct fire-induced emissions are evidences of a significant impact of wildfires on the state and biological diversity of forest ecosystems in Russia. Surface fires occur and spread most often in the forests of Russia, both in terms of the total number of wildfires and the area covered by fire, whereas major wildfires (with an area of more than 200 ha) make a significant contribution to the emissions of carbon compounds and other greenhouse gases. In addition to fire emissions corresponding to the duration of forest burning, post-fire emissions occur, which last for several years or decades.


Modern forest ecosystems differ significantly from pre-anthropogenic forest-meadow systems that existed before the beginning of the Holocene when mass destruction of keystone animal species by humans occurred during the development of appropriating economy (Smirnova et al., 2021). In modern forests, biological diversity, including functional and structural, is reduced as compared to prehistoric forests (Vera, 2000; Orlova, 2013; Korotkov, 2017; Lukina et al., 2020). The mosaic of microsites of pre-anthropogenic forests was a result of treefalls or breaks due to either the natural death of trees or the activity of large vertebrates, which formed much larger gaps (breaks in the canopy of the forest) and clearings than the falls of single trees. Large phytophages had a great influence on the undergrowth of trees and shrubs through uneven grazing and trampling. As a result, a stand of different composition and different ages was formed (Vera, 2000). The renewal of light-demanding flora was not limited by the lack of light. Mammals and birds contributed to the spread of seeds, created additional micro-habitats for companion species, such as small mammals, insects and other invertebrates. Mosaic nanorelief was formed with different soil moisture and composition of soil fauna (Puchkov, 1992).

Currently, especially in boreal forests, the renewal of light-demanding flora is limited by a lack of light due to the continuous canopy of dark coniferous tree species, which is probably why a number of works claim that the preservation of modern pine, oak, and larch plantations is ensured by wildfires (Sannikov, 1997; Cvetkov, 2013; Robertson et al., 2019; Matveeva, 2020). However, there are studies showing that wildfires of any intensity also inhibit the renewal of pine trees (Allen et al., 2002; Makarov et al., 2016). According to available data, intra-forest clearings make a significant contribution to the floristic diversity of forest ecosystems (Smirnova et al., 1997; Evstigneev et al., 1999; Gornov et al., 2020). Succession changes of woody vegetation occur in the direction from light-demanding species to shade-tolerant, and a new demutation process is started after disturbances, such as blow-down, fire, logging, insect epidemics. However, after such large-scale disturbances, an even-aged stand with a small set of tree species that is vulnerable to external factors will be formed again.

Great importance in modern forests is assigned to deadwood as a common microsite of old-growth forests. Deadwood supports floral diversity (Evstigneev et al., 2012; Evstigneev, Gornova, 2017; Khanina, Bobrovsky, 2021), is a favorable habitat for dozens of species of vertebrates and hundreds of species of invertebrates, as well as fungi and bacteria (Goncharov, 2014; Geraskina, 2016; Ashwood et al., 2019; Evstigneev, Solonina, 2020; Jacobsen et al., 2020), which is especially relevant in the face of accelerating rates of loss of biological diversity (Lukina et al., 2021). Despite the fact that deadwood, especially in the late stages of decomposition, usually has higher humidity than the surrounding soil, it is also currently considered as a factor of increased fire danger (Paletto et al., 2012). This indicates a high degree of disturbance and vulnerability of modern forests since they practically lack such keystone species as moose, bison, beavers, etc., therefore, no natural barriers to the spread of wildfire are created due to the formation of gaps, trails, understocking, or intra-forest reservoirs. Felling of individual trees and creating gaps in order to prevent the spread of wildfire is recommended as one of ecological principles of wildfire protection (Allen et al., 2002).

Since fire is a historically long-standing factor, adaptations to wildfires have formed in a number of plants, i. e. significant thickening of external protective tissues of woody plants, activation of the seed bank of flowering plants under the influence of high temperatures (Keeley, Fotheringham, 2000; Lamont et al., 2018; Soos et al., 2019), opening of cones of gymnosperms (Sannikov, 1997; Agapov, 2019). For example, the giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) is, in the big scheme of things, a fire-dependent plant, since it is generally believed that the cones of this species open only after exposure to wildfire (Harvey, Shellhammer, 1991). However, there are also natural biotic factors that ensure the spread and germination of seeds. Pine and cedar cones are eaten by birds (nutcrackers, jays), mouse-like rodents and squirrels, who release seeds from under the dense scales and make a stash in the litter and burrows, a large part of which most often is not found, so the seeds germinate (Rejmers, 2015). Giant sequoia cones serve as food for Douglas squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasi), whose main food is the green scales of young sequoia cones, because the seeds are very small and have less nutritional value than large scales. The longhorn beetle (Phymatodes nitidus) is trophically very closely related to the cones of the giant sequoia: female beetles lay eggs on the surface of the cones, and hatching larvae eat the scales of the cones and release seeds (Weatherspoon, 1990). Besides, scales of cones dry and crack and the seeds fall down after exposure not only to wildfire, but also to direct sunlight, however, under the closed canopy of the stand due to the lack of open spaces as a result of extermination of large forest animals, this mechanism is often not implemented (Harvey et al., 1980).

The positive impact of wildfire on forest biodiversity is also believed to include:

  • reduced root competition among different tree species (Matveeva, 2020),
  • improved seed germination due to burning of the forest litter to the mineral layer (Karnel’, Zabelin, 1978) and a decrease in number of small mammals that may damage seeds and plant sprouts (Farber, 2012);
  • accelerated mineralization of organic matter (Wells et al., 1979);
  • antiseptic effect of high temperatures on soils (Sokolov, 1973);
  • reduced competition for light and precipitation on the burnt landscape (Agapov, 2019).

All these arguments are quite well supported by functional losses in the biodiversity of modern forests, since these effects implement biotic relationships between the components of forest ecosystems: the destruction of litter is provided by invertebrate saprophages and saprotrophic microorganisms, which also complete its mineralization and have a “sanitation” effect on soils, regulating the balance of different groups of bacteria (Byzov, 2005), the formation of structural diversity and reduction of competition between plants, including underground (root systems) provide zoogenic mechanisms in forest regulation (Puchkov, 1992; Vera, 2000; Smirnova et al., 2018).

Thus, in modern forests, where keystone species of large mammals have been lost together with the microsites formed by them and providing opportunities for the formation of multi-age polydominant forest ecosystems, wildfires are often considered as an important and necessary factor in maintaining biodiversity. Wildfires trigger positive feedback mechanisms; therefore, some forest communities (for example, pine forests) are now classified by researchers as fire-dependent. A number of plants have developed adaptation mechanisms to fire exposure. However, biotic factors play a high role in the functioning of forest ecosystems and the maintenance of biodiversity, and it must be taken into account when considering approaches to sustainable forest management and, if possible, lost ecosystem components should be restored.


Wildfire affects plants directly by destroying them completely or partially, as well as indirectly through changes in living environment. Therefore, short-term and long-term effects of wildfires are distinguished. The short-term ones include the combustion of forest fuels, including phytomass, heating of the soil, burns (fire wounds) or death of plants, terrestrial vertebrates and soil animals, microorganisms (Melekhov, 1948; Wildland…, 2000; Il’ina, 2011; Suhomlinov, Suhomlinova, 2011, etc.). The long-term consequences of wildfires include fire-induced soil transformation, reduction of soil biota diversity, drying out and death of trees, accumulation of phytomass, post-fire succession of vegetation (Kuleshova et al., 1996; Monitoring…, 2002; Tyler, Spoolman, 2011; Gorbunova et al., 2014; Ivanova et al., 2018, etc.).

Crown wildfires, when the fire spreads from the soil to the tops of trees, are the most destructive ones for forest vegetation. Crown fires can be running and independent (Zalesov, 2011; Il’ina, 2011). An independent wildfire is a disaster for the entire plant community, as it affects all its components. After the death of forest due to impact of a wildfire, there are sharp changes in the microclimate, hydrological and soil conditions, which, in turn, affect the formation of a new community depends, i. e. cause a change of phytocenoses. In some cases, the stand dies completely and falls out in a short time, forming blockages (Nesgovorova et al., 2015). Sometimes vegetation recovery is delayed due to severe burning of soils and lack of seed sources.

In case of surface wildfires, plants of the lower layers (moss-lichen and grass-shrub tiers, understory and undergrowth), as well as litter and humus horizon partially or completely burn out. Root systems are damaged, fire wounds form on tree trunks (Devyatova et al., 2014; Richter et al., 2019), deadwood, stumps and felling residues partially burn out. Surface wildfires, under some circumstances, can turn into crown wildfires. Fire-damaged and weakened trees are more severely damaged by insects and fungi (Melekhov, 1948; Popov, 1961; Parker et al., 2006). However, some studies argue that low-intensity wildfires can have a positive effect on the ability of some trees to protect themselves from insects, for example, the Eastern larch beetle (Dendroctonus simplex) (Hood et al., 2015). After surface fires, the understory mostly dies. The study by K. V. Levchenko (2017) emphasizes that the resistance of coniferous forests to surface wildfires is very low. In communities with understory and undergrowth, in the presence of slopes, a surface wildfire can turn into a crown one, and all components of the phytocenosis, including the ground cover, are completely destroyed.

Surface wildfires of different intensity affect vegetation differently (Pourreza et al., 2014; Ivanova et al., 2018). There are wildfires of low, medium and high intensity, which differ in the degree of burning out of litter and soil. After a weak impact, the stand is preserved, while the fire hazard of the territory is reduced for some time due to a decreased supply of fuels. After low-intensity wildfires, the abundance and diversity of grasses and mixed herbs may increase (Hutchinson et al., 2005). This is believed to be associated with the emergence of new ecological niches (Rosenzweig, 1995; Gorbunova et al., 2014). Medium-intensity wildfires, as well as low-intensity wildfires, weaken the stand and lead to the loss of trees (Ivanova et al., 2018). After high-intensity wildfires, the recovery time of the post-fire community is many times more (Ivanova et al., 2017). They significantly disrupt landscapes (Collins, Stephens, 2010) and lead to pronounced homogenization of the habitat, which significantly reduces biodiversity (Hessburg et al., 2016; Shive et al., 2018, Steel et al., 2018). Besides, after intense wildfires, the reserves of ground-based fuels increase and may exceed the pre-fire figures several times, providing conditions for the recurrence of a high-intensity wildfire (Ivanova et al., 2017). Sometimes, after such fires in high-light conditions, massive sprouting of woody plants is observed (Ivanova et al., 2018). However, due to increased soil temperature, insufficient moisture and infection with phytopathogens, these seedlings die. The understory is restored after 12–14 years.

Often after wildfires in forest communities, the proportion of light-loving plants increases, i. e. of pine forest and meadow species (Ivanova, Perevoznikova, 1996; Bizyukin, 1998), whereas, in some cases, the proportion of meadow-steppe species is increased (Shpilevskaya, Katkova, 2011). Moreover, the so-called pyrophytes often actively invade the burnt-out areas (Vostochnoevropejskie…, 2004; Afanas’eva, Berezina, 2011), the emerging “diversity” being qualified as pyrodiversity (Не et al., 2019). It is believed that some plants have adapted to survive wildfires (Kelly, Brotons, 2017). These include, for example, the structure of seeds, which keeps the embryo alive after being exposed to wildfire, as well as the thick bark of trees that protects the cambium (Il’ina, 2011). Often, pyrophytes include fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium), which inhabits post-fire areas and forms closed plant aggregations (Bizyukin, 1998; Afanas’eva, Berezina, 2011; Shpilevskaya, Katkova, 2011). Pyrogenic communities may also be invaded by adventitious and ruderal species (Goryainova, Leonova, 2008; Shpilevskaya, Katkova, 2011).

Wildfire causes change in the vegetation composition of affected areas; that is, it leads to the formation of post-fire (pyrogenic) successions. They depend on the composition and condition of the initial community, fire intensity and duration (Kuleshova et al., 1996; Ivanova et al., 2017; Miller et al., 2019). At the first stages, the community is populated by pioneer (reactive) species, “pyrophytes” can often spread. Diasporas can stem from a soil seed bank and plants from undamaged sites. With no adult woody plants, the settlement of burnt areas will depend on seed transfer by animals (birds and small mammals) (Diaci, 1994). The importance of vegetative reproduction of plants increases as well (Ivanova, Perevoznikova, 1996; Kovaleva et al., 2012).

Although areas with higher illumination are invaded by pyrophyte species, wildfires always result in a decrease in plant species diversity (Chibilev, 1998; Il’ina, 2011; Richter et al., 2019). After wildfires, the stocks of seeds in the soil are significantly reduced (Il’ina, 2011; Miller et al., 2013). Rare flora may disappear entirely after wildfires (Kryukova, 2009; Makarov et al., 2019).

Post-fire recovery can take from several years to decades (Telicyn, Ostroshenko, 2008). Modern ecosystems are modified to varying degrees and are subject to anthropogenic impact (Richter et al., 2019). Therefore, the impact of wildfire on forests can manifest in different ways, depending on the composition of the original community and the history of wildfires in the specified area (Miller, Safford, 2020). In the review of D. A. Driscoll et al. (2021), wildfires and fragmentation of communities were shown to interinfluence depending on the conditions of interaction and its scale. For instance, after a wildfire, landscapes often become heterogeneous, while communities that have already survived such impact can restrain the spread of fire due to the areas covered by fire. Short-term increase in biodiversity that is observed in some cases is mainly due to the marginal effect.

Wildfires as a very powerful factor in development of forest ecosystems have had a huge impact on the modern appearance of boreal forests in both North America (Payette, 1992) and Eurasia (Gorshkov, 2001; Neshataev, 2017). Many researchers of boreal forests register the fact that in the modern vegetation cover of the taiga zone, most of the light and dark coniferous forests are not indigenous stands but various stages of forest recovery in the areas covered by fire (cited by Neshataev, 2017).

Modern dendrochronological studies show the influence of long-standing large wildfires (those that occurred more than a hundred years ago) on forest ecosystems. For example, the influence of a large wildfire in 1896 can still be seen in the growth pattern of trees and the depth of seasonal permafrost melting in Central Siberia. After the death of the stand and ground cover, there was a decrease in thickness of the organic soil horizon and an increase in thickness of permafrost, resulting in slow forest recovery after wildfires in most circumpolar boreal zones (Kirdyanov et al., 2020).

Amid climate change, the number of wildfires and their frequency will increase (Flannigan et al., 2000, 2006; Camia et al., 2017; Molina et al., 2019). Some post-fire systems may not restore the original composition of vegetation due to changes in soil conditions and the formation of deflation zones, despite reforestation already carried out (Gyninova et al., 2020).

Thus, wildfires of any intensity have a direct and indirect impact on the stand, understory and ground cover. Wildfires change the functioning conditions of all components of plant communities and make them more vulnerable to other environmental factors. The state of coenopopulations of plants that prevailed in pre-fire ecosystems deteriorates. The advent of light-demanding “pyrogenic” species does not make up for the overall level of decline in biodiversity after wildfires. Post-fire vegetation restoration requires considerable time, available diaspora sources and carriers.


Despite high relevance, there are not so many studies of the impact wildfires have on vertebrates, which is stated in a number of works (Strategiya…, 2011; Pushkin, 2014; Barlow, Peres, 2006; Pastro et al., 2014; Gertini et al., 2021). Assessment of the impact of wildfires on animal populations is mainly based on change in their density over time: if population density increases in a certain area, a conclusion about the positive impact of wildfire is usually drawn, and if population density decreases, wildfire is believed to have a negative impact; alpha and beta diversity as well as spatial distribution of animals are analyzed as well (Revuckaya et al., 2018; Belyh et al., 2021; Cleary et al., 2004; Pastro et al., 2011; 2014).

Wildfires destroy habitat and food resources for vertebrates and increase the efficiency of predator hunting in post-fire landscapes (Letnic et al., 2005; Green, Sanecki, 2006; Kodandapani et al., 2008). Wildfires can be detrimental to the physiology of small mammals, for example, making it difficult for them to reproduce, as it has been shown in Australia regarding some quolls and antechinus species. In fact, major environmental changes destabilize animals at such stages of reproductive behavior as courtship, pregnancy, and offspring care (Banks et al., 2007). The impact of fire on individual animal species depends on the intensity and scale of wildfires (Cleary et al., 2004; Pastro et al., 2011).

In the oak forests of Pennsylvania, 4–12 months after the fire, the number of small mammals in the burned forests was significantly less than in the unburned forests, and two rodent species, i. e. Microtus pennsylvanicus and Clethrionomys gapperi, were not found at the fire sites (Kirkland et al., 1996). In a burned-out area of 15.000 ha in Arizona, the number of rodents of the Cricetidae family declined due to fire-induced disturbance of grass cover and returned to the pre-fire level only 6 years later (Bock et al., 2011). The abundance and diversity of small mammals in some parts of the eucalyptus forest in Australia recovered at least 9 years after a wildfire (Fox, McKay, 1981).

In some cases, the “benefits” of wildfires are listed for animals such as Cervus elaphus and Alces alces, which feed on herbaceous plants and understory of trees that appear on overgrowing fire sites (Kharuk et al., 2021). At first glance, this is corroborated by the established positive correlation between the increase in number of herbivores and the area covered by fire (Belyh, Sadovskaya, 2021). However, according to the authors of the study themselves, such a correlation may be due to forced migration of animals to the burnt-out areas from areas where the forest is still burning, in an attempt to escape the fire. The same explanation might be true for animals of the Canidae, Felidae, Ursidae, and Phasianidae families (Belyh, Sadovskaya, 2021). In the boreal forests of North America, foxes are more common at fire sites than wolves, which, however, reclaim the territories quite quickly. The dynamics of lynx population is largely determined by the population density of hares that are lynx’s main prey (Fisher, Wilkinson, 2005).

In some studies, authors suggest that the effect of wildfires on animals is neutral (Pastro et al., 2014). For example, E. P. Lipatnikov, O. P. Vin’kovskaya (2012) did not find any dependence of the population of wild boar (Sus scrofa sibiricus) on the size of the areas covered by fire. At the same time, the very activity of wild boars affects wildfires: rooting damage caused by wild boar limits the spread of surface fires and protects woody understory (Lipatnikov, Vin’kovskaya, 2012), acting as a mineralized shelterbelt. At the same time, O. L. Revuckaya et al. (2018) found that the highest population density of wild boar, as well as Manchurian wapiti (Cervus elaphus xanthopigus), is recorded in areas with the least frequency of fire occurrence. Studies of the effect of controlled burning in Pinus palustris communities in the south-eastern United States on small mammals and amphibians have not revealed significant differences in the number of animal species depending on the frequency of ignition: intervals of 1–3, 3–5 and more than 5 years (Darracq et al., 2016).

Wildfires have an extremely negative impact on Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus) as their population on the burnt areas declines sharply, sometimes to the extent of disappearance, and does not recover for a long time (Domanov, 2017); sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) in South-East Asia (Fredriksson et al., 2007), tiger (Joshi et al., 2015), Indian elephant (Joshi et al., 2015), Amur leopard (Pikunov et al., 2009) and other rare mammals.

Most researchers are unanimous in their negative assessment of the impact of landscape wildfires on representatives of the Mustelidae family, in particular, sables (Martes zibellina) (Naumov, 2014; Pushkin, Mashkin, 2014; Revuckaya et al., 2018; Fedorova et al., 2020; Belyh, Sadovskaya, 2021). The work “Wildfires in the Siberian taiga” (Kharuk, 2021), on the contrary, argues that sables are attracted by overgrowing fire sites due to growing populations of hares and small mouse-like mammals they feed on. However, in the years of the maximum number of wildfires, there is a decrease in the number of sable populations (Fedorova et al., 2020; Belyh, Sadovskaya, 2021). Apparently, this is due to sable behavior in a wildfire. According to P. P. Naumov (2014), during a wildfire, sables do not try to escape from the impending fire, but hide. Therefore, they die from exposure to fire or smoke. During a crown wildfire, up to 100% of sables die (Naumov, 2014). Huge empty spaces remaining in the areas covered by crown fires cause damage to sable populations, hindering their reproduction and creating prerequisites for reduction of their range and population (Naumov, 2014). Damage caused by the destruction of the habitat of sables as a result of wildfires of 2019 in Krasnoyarsk Krai is estimated at more than 22 billion RUB (Krejndlin, 2019). These calculations show the lameness of conclusions about economic inexpediency of extinguishing wildfires. A negative effect of wildfires was also found for Sciurus vulgaris (Revuckaya et al., 2018) and Lynx lynx (Bekshaev, 2016).

Wildfires have a negative impact on populations of forest birds, especially highly specialized species (Bendel et al., 1974; Gil-Tena et al., 2009). Given the practice of burning felling residues, studies are being conducted on effects of such burning on birds nesting on clear cutting sites. Destruction of nests and death of broods are often noted, as well as forced abandonment of their nests by birds, including those that nested near the territory exposed to fire. However, despite the data obtained, some authors recommend the “method of controlled burning of felling residues on clear cutting sites in mountain forests as not causing significant change in animal communities” (Timoshkina, 2004). Considering that burning of felling residues during a fire season often leads to large wildfires (Yaroshenko, 2021), the negative effect of such burning can significantly increase.

Representatives of the herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) die from fire, smoke and oxygen starvation, despite the fact that these animals can potentially escape its influence. However, even fast-moving snakes and lizards get irreversible injuries, their shelters are destroyed and their food supply is depleted (Pausas, 2019).

Thus, open spaces with green food, including those that result from wildfires, can indeed attract large phytophagous animals and predators that feed on them. But in ecologically balanced ecosystems, such spaces arise and are maintained at the expense of keystone species (Vostochnoevropejskie lesa…, 2004). The heterogeneity of environmental conditions necessary to maintain biodiversity is created as a result of the population life of animals and plants, whose activities do not lead to catastrophic disturbances and losses that are inevitable after exposure to wildfire. In addition, often as a result of a large wildfire, huge homogeneous open spaces are formed, leading to the destruction of the natural heterogeneity of the living cover and, as a result, to a steady decline in biodiversity, including vertebrates.


Pyrogenesis is one of the leading processes in forests that affect soil properties. Wildfires cause changes in morphological and physicochemical properties, the composition of organic matter and mechanical composition of soils (Sapozhnikov, 1976; Trofimov, Bahareva, 2007; Kawahigashi et al., 2011; Dymov et al., 2014). Changes in morphological properties of soils are caused by burning out of organogenic horizons, loss of growing forest, deadwood and other plant residues and include formation of a pyrogenic horizon or appearance of signs of pyrogenesis in soil horizons. It has been found that morphological signs of fire influence can be found at a depth of up to 0.3 m (Dymov et al., 2018). Signs of pyrogenesis are manifested in the form of carbon-bearing inclusions in the lower part of the litter and mineral horizons, pyrogenic morphones. Signs of pyrogenesis include darkening of mineral horizons due to pyrogenic organic matter capable of active migration. The podzolic horizon becomes impregnated with mobile organic matter, hydrophobization is observed, and the upper mineral horizons are over-compacted.

Wildfires lead to decreased acidity of the litter and, on the contrary, increased acidity of the mineral horizons of soils, an increase in the content of exchangeable calcium in the mineral horizons of soils and their enrichment with carbon and nitrogen, a short-term increase in the availability of nutrients, a decrease in the biological activity of soils and the proportion of carbon of water-soluble compounds, a narrowing of the C : N ratio in the litter and other horizons that have experienced pyrogenic effects (Sapozhnikov, 1976; Sorokin et al., 2000; Certini, 2005; Bezkorovajnaya et al., 2007; Cibart, Gennadiev, 2009; Lukina et al., 2008; Dymov et al., 2014; Ludwig et al., 2018). The decrease in litter acidity on fire sites is associated with the influence of low-molecular organic compounds present in the soil solutions of the fire sites (Sapozhnikov et al., 2001). An increase in the carbon content is associated with its intake from burnt wood, an increase in the nitrogen content and exchangeable calcium is believed to be due to the massive intake of a large number of plant residues resulting from the impact of wildfires on woody and other plants.

Recent assessments of the effect of prolonged use of prescribed burning on the soils of south-western coastal plain pine forests in the United States demonstrate similar changes in their physicochemical properties. With an increase in the frequency of wildfires, the content of mobile calcium and manganese increases, the actual acidity, the content of potassium and sulfates in the ten-centimeter soil layer decreases (Coates et al., 2018). The authors believe these changes to be temporary. However, other authors demonstrate by the example of pyrogenic succession series lasting several hundred years that the effects of wildfires in the soils of forests in South Australia are observed after eighty years or more, and include depletion of soils with nutrients, in particular available phosphorus compounds and nitrates (Bowd et al., 2019).

During wildfires in taiga biogeocenoses, there is a change and redistribution of organic matter pools between ecosystem components: a decrease in carbon and nitrogen reserves in the litter with their increase in the upper mineral horizons (Dymov et al., 2018). However, it should be emphasized that this increase in the carbon stock in the upper mineral horizons is accompanied by its huge fire-induced emissions into the atmosphere (section: The scale of wildfires and fire-induced carbon emissions in the forests of Russia).

Wildfires lead to change in the composition of soil organic matter. Due to fire, the content of hydrophilic organic compounds decreases and the content of hydrophobic compounds increases (Certini, 2005; Dymov et al., 2015a). Increased soil hydrophobic properties lead to an increase in surface runoff and intensification of soil erosion processes. Wildfires contribute to an increase in the pyrogenic horizons of the content and proportion of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have carcinogenic and mutagenic properties. Naphthalene, whose content increased especially significantly, was also found in pyrogenic morphones at a depth of more than half a meter (Dymov et al., 2015b).

The depth and scale of fire-induced changes in soil properties are, on the one hand, due to the nature of fire, its intensity, and on the other hand, due to the conditions (the level of soil moisture, precipitation, etc.) in which forests are formed, as well as types of forests.

In a changing climate, the frequency and intensity of wildfires are increasing. They lead to the release of carbon compounds from the buried organic matter of soils (legacy carbon) of boreal forests, which causes an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and warming (Merzdorf, 2019). It has been shown that the restoration of litter in boreal forests after wildfires takes a lot of time (from 120 to 190 years) (Gorshkov et al., 2005).

Therefore, wildfires, the frequency and intensity of which are increasing in the modern circumstances of climate change, have a significant and negative impact on the properties of forest soils. As studies of long-term effects show, wildfires lead to reduced soil fertility, namely, to depletion of soils with available phosphorus and potassium compounds, to the release of carbon buried in the mineral horizons of soils, which causes a further increase in greenhouse gas concentrations. Wildfires contribute to an increase in soil hydrophobic properties and lead to an increase in surface runoff and intensification of soil erosion processes, as well as to an increase in the content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils, that have carcinogenic and mutagenic properties with inevitably detrimental effect on soil biota.


Wildfires have a destructive effect on the soil biota (Bowman, 1998; Doamba et al., 2014; Certini et al., 2021). Both crown and surface wildfires are dangerous, since both lead to the xerophytization of forest communities, which significantly changes the habitat conditions of both soil fauna and microorganisms. Charred wood (deadwood and tree trunks damaged by fire) is an unfavorable substrate for settlement of soil biota. Even among fungi, few species are known that can ensure the successful development of the pioneer stages of pyrogenic successions on wood (Safonov, 2006). In addition, direct burning of litter and deadwood leads to habitat loss for most species of soil biota. In general, wildfires reduce the biological activity of soils (Sorokin et al., 2000; Bezkorovajnaya et al., 2007; Sorokin, 2009; Sorokin, Afanas’eva, 2012).

Various studies focused on the effect of wildfires on microorganisms, most of which were short-term and conducted in the first years after the fires (Ahlgren, Ahlgren, 1965; Min, Haiqing, 2002; Mataix-Solera et al., 2009; Silva et al., 2020). Wildfire can affect the soil microbiome directly, through heating, and indirectly, changing the properties of the soil. The most important factors include the intensity and duration of wildfire, as well as soil properties. In the event of an intense, prolonged fire, the top layer of soil can undergo complete sterilization. The activity of soil microorganisms also decreases due to changes in the quality of organic matter. After depletion of easily mineralized organic compounds, the initial increase in microbial basal respiration quickly goes into a decrease, since the preserved forms of carbon and nitrogen are more resistant to the effects of microbiota. The increase in pH (due to deposition of ash) is the reason for the increased bacteria/fungi ratio (Mataix-Solera et al., 2009; Pressler et al., 2019). After medium- and high-intensity wildfires, rapid recolonization of the soil by photoautotrophic microorganisms (algae) can occur (Mataix-Solera et al., 2009).

In the middle taiga and southern taiga pine forests of Central Siberia, wildfires of medium and, especially, high intensity in the first year had a negative impact on the structure and functional activity of microbial complexes of sandy podzols. The number and biomass of nitrogen-carbon cycle microorganisms decreased, the qualitative composition became poorer, the enzymatic activity and intensity of microbial respiration decreased, the oligotrophicity of soils with respect to nitrogen increased (Bogorodskaya, 2006). A surface wildfire of moderate intensity led to the decreased metabolic activity of the microbial community in the litter of the pine forest of the Novosibirsk region in the first two years after exposure (Naumova, 2008).

Analysis of the microbial community of Cambic Leptosols soils of Tolyatti pine forests after fires also showed that wildfires have a negative impact on the structure and metabolic activity of the microbial community of post-fire soil. It was found that the carbon content of microbial biomass and the rate of microbial respiration of the soil (in the upper organogenic horizons) of the sites after the wildfire significantly decreased as compared to the background figures (6.5 and 3.4 times, respectively). At the same time, at a depth of 10 cm in the soil, the effect of wildfire on these microbiological indicators has not yet been revealed (Maksimova et al., 2017).

Wildfires lead to a reduction in mycocenosis species diversity due to reduced quantity and quality of substrates (litter, wood residues) serving as a bank of spores and mycelium of fungi. The direct impact of wildfire on mycocenoses leads to a decrease in the species diversity of fungi. Burnt wood is slowly populated by xylotrophic fungi. As the deadwood accumulates after the fire, further development of mycocenosis occurs, but it goes in a direction different from the initial one (Safonov, 2006). Fungi are more sensitive to wildfires than bacteria (Pressler et al., 2019). Most studies of fungi forming arbuscular mycorrhiza have shown a negative effect (Mataix-Solera et al., 2009).

A meta-analysis of 1.634 field and 131 empirical studies of the impact of wildfires on microorganisms and mesofauna showed that wildfires have a strong negative impact on biomass, diversity, and distribution of soil biota. Wildfire reduces species richness and diversity of soil microorganisms and mesofauna by 88%–99%. The number of nematodes after wildfires is reduced by 88% (Pressler et al., 2019), Enchytraeidae — by 30–65% (Malmström et al., 2009), population and diversity of microarthropods are also reduced (Krasnoshchekova et al., 2008).

The monograph of K. B. Gongalsky (2014) focuses on the influence of wildfires on soil fauna and provides an overview of the world literature on the influence of wildfires of different scales on soil fauna. The results of field experiments on artificial burning of forest areas are presented, which showed 100% death of invertebrates of the litter and upper mineral soil horizons (Wikars, Schimmel, 2001); laboratory experiments with direct fire exposure to soil samples for 1 minute without subsequent extinguishing showed a 46% decrease in the total number of macrofauna; the survival rate of spiders was 49%, rove beetles — 27%, larvae of soldier beetles, click beetles and chironomids — 58–62%, whereas all cicadas, caterpillars (Noctuidae and Pyralidae) and molluscs were killed by wildfire (Gongalsky et al., 2012).

During surface fires, the inhabitants of the litter and mineral horizons of soils at a depth of 2–3 cm below the burning area are killed; death occurs both directly from high temperatures during a wildfire, and in the first few days after the fire due to intoxication by combustion products (Wikars, Schimmel, 2001). In the wildfire zone, mass mortality of ticks, collembolans, testate amoebas, insects and earthworms, i. e. groups closely related to the organogenic horizons of the soil, is recorded. “Mobile” insect groups are more resistant to wildfires, i. e. flying zoophages and phytophages (Moretti et al., 2006). At the same time, at the egg stage, almost 95% of insects die, at the larva and imago stages — 60% (Gongalsky, 2014).

Surface wildfires of any intensity have a negative impact on earthworms. During field studies in European forests after wildfires, it was expected that epigeic earthworms would suffer the most, since they are closely related to the litter, but it turned out that endogeic worm populations declined most and were extremely slow to recover due to the fact that cocoons and juvenile individuals of this group are located in the uppermost horizons of the soil. Wildfires also had a negative impact on the anecic earthworms group (Certini et al., 2021). At the same time, epigeic worms, as more mobile, probably found refuge in the trees and other fragments of woody remains in the forests. In the forests of the Russian Far East, significant differences in the population of earthworms in terms of decreased number, biomass, species diversity and composition of morpho-ecological groups have been revealed in forests often prone to wildfires, as compared to less disturbed forests (Geraskina, Kuprin, 2021).

Influence of wildfires on different taxonomic groups of meso- and macrofauna is a subject of numerous studies (Neumann, Tolhurst, 1991; Collett et al., 1993; Saint-Germain, 2005; Sackmann, Farji-Brener, 2006; Trucchi et al., 2009; Pressler et al., 2019; Gertini et al., 2021). Authors mostly report negative direct effects of wildfire on the density and species diversity of soil fauna, emphasizing their vulnerability and close relationship with the habitat. However, taking into account the indirect effects of wildfires, such as the emergence of open spaces, short-term development of microorganisms on mineralized due to fire organic residues, lack of competition in the first few years after a wildfire, etc., some authors report more favorable trophic and topic resources for individual taxonomic groups in the first years after a wildfire. For example, a number of Russian works show an increased diversity of ground beetles on fire sites in spruce forests: forest-meadow, meadow and field species appear, whereas the population of forest species of ground beetles decreases (Potapova, 1984; Uhova et al., 1999). At the same time, in the pine forests of Minnesota (Ahlgren, 1974) and the Spessart mountain range in Germany (Bauchhenss, 1980), a decrease in the diversity and population of ground beetles in the first two years after the fire was shown. A decrease in density and diversity of ground beetles in pine forests and an increase of these factors in spruce forests was found in Sweden, and the authors attribute this to better preservation of litter in spruce forests and its high humidity in comparison with pine forests. Insect larvae, earthworms, collembolans that ground beetles feed on have been preserved in the wetter litter. At the same time, the preservation of the diversity of ground beetles was directly correlated with the intensity of wildfire in both types of forest (Gongalsky, 2014).

In the first years after wildfires, irruptions of ants can be observed in the fire sites, which is believed to be due to the presence of a large amount of wood residues and high adaptation of ants to xerophilic conditions (Bess et al., 2002; Krugova, 2010). At the same time, it is known that even crown wildfires have a negative impact on some species of ants (Arnan et al., 2006).

The restoration of soil biota diversity after a wildfire is very slow, especially in groups of animals with low migration abilities, such as earthworms, millipedes, or molluscs (Gongalsky, 2014). Restoration of the soil population is possible due to the heterogeneity of the soil cover and the preservation of perfugiums — areas poorly affected by wildfire, where some invertebrates survive during a wildfire. Along with the inhabitants of the deep layers of soil, they are the first to populate the fire sites (Gongalsky, 2006; 2014). Mobility of invertebrates is of great importance for the subsequent recovery of population; for example, recovery of collembolan groups living in mineral horizons is much slower compared to the population of ground beetles living in the litter (Mordkovich, Berezina, 2009). It has been shown that spring burnings are more dangerous than autumn ones for collembolans, larvae of dipterans, butterflies, parasitic wasps and earthworms. After spring burnings, most of the taxa recover within one year, the earthworm population — within 3 years after the fire (Neumann, Tolhurst, 1991).

The long-term effects of wildfires on soil fauna have been studied in less detail than the short-term effects (Gongalsky, 2014). It takes at least 10 years to restore micro- and mesofauna (Pressler et al., 2019). It has been shown that, for example, in the fire sites in the Oka Nature Reserve (Ryazan region, Russia), no complete restoration of the soil fauna occurred 20 years after the wildfire due to the fact that the litter horizon did not return to its pre-fire state (Potapova, 2002).

Therefore, xerophytization of forest communities after a wildfire, loss of microhabitats, direct impact of fire and smoke on soil biota and indirect influence through changes in soil properties and destruction of trophic relationships has a negative impact on the biotically consistent structure of soil fauna. Irruptions of individual species or an increase in the diversity of individual groups (ground beetles, ants and other insects) are of a short-term nature, limited by trophic resources that are rapidly depleted on fire sites, and occur due to the formation of open spaces available for settlement by species with high migration abilities from neighboring biotopes.



Consideration of fire issues in the context of related socio-ecological systems that recognize the links between people and their natural environment is very relevant in the light of the increase in the world’s population and, as a consequence, the increased demand for goods and services of forests. The terms “ecosystem functions” and “ecosystem services” are key in the concept of functional biodiversity. Ecosystem functions are a set of physical, biological, chemical and other ecosystem processes that support the integrity and conservation of ecosystems (Ansink et al., 2008). Ecosystem services are the benefits that people obtain from ecosystems, including provisioning services (fiber, wood, food, etc.), regulating services (erosion control, climate regulation, pollination, etc.), supporting services (soil formation, photosynthesis, etc.), cultural services (spiritual and religious, recreational, educational, etc.) (MEA, 2005). Forests simultaneously render forest ecosystem services (FESs) of all four categories, i. e. they are multifunctional (Byrnes et al., 2014; Manning et al., 2018; Van der Plas et al., 2018; Teben’kova et al., 2019). The transition to multifunctional forest management is considered as one of the key directions for achieving sustainable development of the forest-based sector (Bol’shakov et al., 2013). The multifunctional performance of forests can be considered at two levels: (1) the multifunctional performance of ecosystem functions, which are evaluated by fundamental studies of biological, geochemical and physical processes occurring in ecosystems; (2) the multifunctional performance of ecosystem services, which is defined as the joint provision of a number of ecosystem benefits in response to a request from society (Manning et al., 2018; Lukina et al., 2021). Taxonomic, functional, and structural biodiversity is the basis of multifunctional performance (Lukina et al., 2021). It has been shown that a greater number of species are needed to ensure multifunctionality than for single functions and services (Hector, Bagchi, 2007).

Later on, the impact of wildfires on each category of FESs is briefly reviewed.

  1. Provisioning FESs

Provision with wood. Due to wildfires, there is a loss of wood biomass as a result of its complete or partial burning out, loss of value of wood resources due to trunk damage by fire and due to subsequent damage by wind, fungal diseases, and insects. In the case of a weak surface wildfire, when cambium is not damaged along the entire circumference of the trunk, its vital activity is partially preserved, and wood with a highly developed resin-forming apparatus begins to form, which is a response to fire damage. An increase in the number of annual rings was noted in the newly formed annual ring wood after damage. During a strong surface wildfire with a scorch height of 6–8 m, the tree loses its viability. Anatomical elements of the wood, most notably the resin canals, are completely or partially destroyed. The resin strongly impregnates the butt end of the trunk, which increases its density. Due to the destruction of anatomical elements, the sapwood of the upper part of the trunk shows a slight increase in the water absorption by wood and its decrease in the lower part due to resinosis. This affects the technology of storing lumber from fire-damaged forests (Isaenko et al., 2016). Moreover, favorable conditions are being created for the development of fungal diseases. After a severe wildfire, small and medium-sized roundwood has poor quality already in the first months after the wildfire and cannot be used as industrial wood (Kur’yanova et al., 2011). After wildfires, the growth of trees in the main canopy slows down, the understory and undergrowth are damaged (Gardiner et al., 2010). Moreover, this damage affects the economic aspects of the sale of biomass. For example, due to increased costs for timber harvesting and reforestation after a damage, the market is demoralized as a result of supply impulses (Prestemon, Holmes, 2004). After a wildfire, species composition of the forest changes, locations of raw-material bases are redistributed, which directly leads to changes in raw materials supplies to markets (Kogler, Rauch, 2019).

Provision of non-wood FESs. Since wildfire creates open spaces, despite its catastrophic effects on the ecosystem, fire is used to stimulate and increase the production of non-wood forest products, such as mushrooms, asparagus, medicinal and aromatic herbs, wild berries, nuts, etc. (Skulska et al., 2014). It is assumed that a low-intensity wildfire has a positive effect on regrowth of shoots of common hazel (Corylus avellana), raspberry (Rubus idaeus), mountain ash (Sorbus aucuparia), prickly wild rose (Rosa acicularis), etc. (Johnston, Woodard, 1985; Panin, Zalesov, 2018). Under the influence of fire, the yield of the California hazelnut (Corylus cornuta var. californica) twigs increases, which are used for weaving (Marks-Block et al., 2019).

After low-intensity running and surface wildfires, the amount of lingonberries reaches the pre-fire level in 2–3 years and bog bilberries — in 3–5 years, after wildfires of average intensity — in 4–6 and 6–8 years, respectively, and after strong-intensity wildfires — in 10 and 15 years. The yield of berries increases in comparison with the pre-fire level by 30–60% due to improved lighting, temperature conditions and soil moisture. At the same time, subsurface and crown wildfires of high intensity lead to almost complete loss of berry plants from the ground cover of forest phytocenoses (Ostroshenko, 2012; Duchesne, Wetzel, 2004). In the areas covered by fire, European blueberry is actually eliminated from economic use for a long time (Panin, Zalesov, 2018; Duchesne, Wetzel, 2004).

The composition of fungal communities changes greatly under the influence of wildfire, which reflects changes in physical, chemical and biochemical properties of soils (Dahlberg et al., 2001). Wildfire intensity, stand age, soil pH, humidity, and C : N ratio are considered to be the main drivers of these changes (Waldrop, Harden, 2008; Reazin et al., 2016; Day et al., 2019). Moreover, the loss of vegetation cover and changes in plant composition are closely related to fungal communities that have symbiotic/saprophytic relationships with them (Cairney, Bastias, 2007). It is reported that in some cases, after wildfires, the number of carbotrophs increases, which is a special group of fungi using ash and charred wood as a substrate, as well as saprotrophs — fungi that feed on dead organic matter, and xylotrophs — fungi that feed on the wood of living and dead trees. Some morel species (saprotrophs) bear fruit abundantly in the first year after a fire (Larson et al., 2016). Most of the marketable yield in western North America consists of morels harvested in the first year after wildfires (Pilz et al., 2007). However, these effects are short-term and not always marked. Most often, after wildfires, there is a significant reduction in the number and biomass of edible and edible mycorrhizal fungal species (Gassibe et al., 2014). Fungal communities of boreal forests are the most vulnerable. One year after the wildfire, mycorrhizal fruit bodies were not found in these forests (Franco-Manchón et al., 2019). The number of species associated with mature trees is also decreasing. Restoration of symbiotic fungi is directly related to tree restoration. Boletus and saffron milk caps appear a few years after the wildfire at sites of self-sown pines (Smith et al., 2021). Fruit bodies of xylotrophic fungi, collected also in places covered by wildfires, are used in medicine. For example, a number of polypores are used in medicine, such as sulphur polypore, Ganoderma applanatum, Ganoderma lucidum, medicinal polypore, and chaga (Kochunova, 2014).

  1. Influence on regulatory FESs

Regulation of carbon cycles. Wildfires lead to emissions into the atmosphere of large amounts of greenhouse gases and gases with an indirect greenhouse effect either directly as a result of burning out of living and dead wood, litter, as well as during the subsequent decomposition of dead wood, mineralization of litter and soil organic matter. Therefore, wildfires play an important role in the carbon cycle. It is wildfires, according to D. G. Zamolodchikov et al. (2013), that are the main cause of year-to-year variations in the carbon balance of forests in Russia. The negative impact of wildfires on carbon deposition is more often reported in the literature, mainly due to the reduction of aboveground biomass in the ecosystem (Bond-Lamberty et al., 2007; Bartalev et al., 2015; Zamolodchikov et al., 2017; Ershov, Sochilova, 2020), less often due to the burning of soil organic matter (Walker et al., 2018, 2019). It has been found that the time since the damage and wildfire intensity have an impact on the stocks of all carbon pools. So, on average, the differences in carbon stocks as compared to forests undisturbed by fire are –91.3 and +155.5% in the first year after the fire for live and dead wood, respectively, and increase by 0.6% for live and decrease by 1.4% for dead wood every year after the damage (Thom, Seidl, 2016). The study of the relationship between phytomass consumed by fire and mortality rate of trees in stands of mixed conifers and western yellow-pine (Pinus ponderosa) showed that burning of up to 13% of the available ground biomass led to mortality rate of 22%, while burning of 13%–35% was associated with mortality rate of 54% and of over 35% — with mortality rate of 98% (Meigs et al., 2009). Over time, forests restore biomass and, accordingly, the carbon stock that has been lost during the fire. This process depends on fire intensity and the resulting environmental conditions (soil-related, hydrological, light-loving vegetation overgrowth, etc.). For example, after a small surface wildfire, the Sierran mixed coniferous forest restores lost carbon in less than seven years, which is comparable to the historical interval between fires in such forests (Hurteau, North, 2009); Yellowstone National Park pine forests recovered about 90% of carbon within 100 years after the fire, with a historical average fire interval of 150–300 years (Kashian et al., 2013). This occurs not only due to active growth of woody plants, but also due to a decrease in soil respiration (Perez-Quezada et al., 2021), due to changes in the structural and functional organization of soil microbiocenosis against the background of pyrogenesis (Medvedeva et al., 2020). Wildfires reduce the rate of carbon mobilization by soil biota. Shifts in soil trophic webs caused by wildfires have a significant short-term impact on the carbon cycle in forest soil; these effects vary depending on the type of forest and its geographical location (Gongalsky et al., 2021). Thus, if the frequency of fire occurrence will not increase significantly and become less than time needed for restoration of a ripe forest, wildfires should not cause net carbon emissions into the atmosphere (Campbell et al., 2012). But it also follows that if forests do not recover after a wildfire, the frequency of fire occurrence is high and there is not enough time to restore carbon stocks or there is a constant change in forest structure, leading to low carbon stocks, there will be a net loss of carbon over time. Therefore, it is so important to take measures to develop systems of forecasting, rapid fire detection and extinguishing.

However, it is believed that the protection of forests from wildfires increases the risk of fire. It has been shown that an effective fire detection and extinguishing system contributes to a significant accumulation of fuel in forests, which usually burns down during wildfires of low and moderate intensity. In combination with climate change, this can lead to a sharp increase in the frequency of fire occurrence. With such a system, in the case of large mega-fires, emission may exceed carbon deposition. Thus, in a number of countries, prescribed wildfires are used as a method of reducing the amount of fuels in such forests to reduce the risk of large catastrophic fires (Adams, 2013). At the same time, it is obvious that the trade-off with risks for environmental assets, such as biodiversity and ecosystem services, when using such a system is not entirely clear (Moritz et al., 2014; Harper et al., 2018). Prescribed burning leads to even greater frequency of fire occurrence (Yaroshenko, 2021).

Regulation of water regime. In many parts of the world, forests provide people with fresh water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and environmental needs. Forest stands affect the quantity and quality of water runoff by absorbing cations and anions from the solution, improving the bacteriological properties of water, purifying it from suspended solids and having an impact on the temperature regime of water bodies. Forest reduces peak loads of surface runoff, transforming it into underground one, and thereby reducing the risk of flooding (Rybalova, 2007). Wildfires can have devastating consequences for aquatic ecosystems and the potable water supply of the population. They can influence hydrological processes (interception, infiltration and evapotranspiration), which in turn affect the time and magnitude of river flow (base flow, peak flow and annual water production) (Shakesby, Doerr, 2006). The destruction of forest vegetation by wildfire reduces evaporation by intercepting precipitation and evapotranspiration, thereby increasing the amount of rain and snow reaching the ground and increasing soil moisture, runoff and volumes of water flowing into water bodies (Neary et al., 2003). Due to the greater amount of solar energy reaching the snow cover in the burned areas, there is a twofold increase in the rate of snow melting (Burles, Boon, 2011). Moreover, the thickness of snow cover in the areas covered by fire is less than in the undamaged areas (Maxwell et al., 2019). When the ground cover is damaged by wildfire, the natural water-repellent soil layer can be exposed (Doerr et al., 2009), which can reduce the infiltration of precipitation into the soil during heavy rains or snowmelt, contributing to an increase in surface runoff (Huffman et al., 2001). A two- to five-fold increase in peak runoff over 6–7 years is reported as a result of fire influence (Moody, Martin, 2001a). There is evidence that a combination of medium- and high-intensity wildfires in the context of intense short-term precipitation can increase peak runoff values up to 870 times (Neary et al., 2003; Moody, Martin, 2001b).

After wildfires, the role of forest canopy in the processes of precipitation interception decreases sharply, and the qualitative composition of the runoff changes. The consequence of this is an increase in the intensity of water, wind and soil erosion. As a result, the amount of dissolved substances, phosphorus, nitrogen, dissolved organic carbon, sulfates, chlorides, calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium that are removed from the forest catchment increases sharply, which leads to an increase in their content in surface waters (Mikkelson et al., 2013, Smith et al., 2011; Emelko et al., 2011). As a result, the concentration of pollutants, including heavy metals and pathogenic microorganisms, may increase (Stone, Droppo, 1994), as well as the amount of sediment and debris in reservoirs, which leads to silting (Smith et al., 2011). For example, after the Hayman Fire in Colorado in 2002, twice as many nitrates were recorded in river water, and turbidity increased fourfold as compared to basins whose areas burned to a lesser extent; these indicators remained elevated for 5 years after the fire (Rhoades et al., 2011). This, in turn, affects the biological population of reservoirs, including valuable commercial fishery species. In Australia, populations of fish decreased by 95–100% due to an increase in bottom sediments after the fire and a subsequent decrease in dissolved oxygen levels in river water (Lyon, Connor, 2008).

From the perspective of water supply, wildfires increase the likelihood of impairment of water quality (taste, smell, color, chemical composition), deterioration of potable water purification processes and shortening of the working lifespan of the water intake and treatment system (Emelko et al., 2011). This is very important because, for example, it is known that almost two-thirds of municipalities in the United States and about one-third of the largest cities in the world, including Tokyo, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, receive most of their potable water from forest catch basins (National Research Council, 2008). As a result of a heavy post-fire downpour in south-eastern Australia, for example, the concentration of arsenic, iron, lead and chromium in drinking water increased to levels exceeding the recommendations of the World Health Organization (Leak et al., 2003). Similarly, during the first two years after the Lost Creek Fire, total mercury concentrations in potable water during storms were many times higher than permissible sanitation standards (Emelko et al., 2011). Elevated concentrations of mercury were also found in fish (Garcia, Carignan, 2005).

Rapid reforestation can offset the negative effects of wildfires on aquatic ecosystems. In the first decade after large wildfires, as compared to mature intact forests, water consumption by forest stands more than doubles during their restoration, followed by a decrease for many decades (Lane, Feikema, 2010; Buckley et al., 2011; Benyon et al., 2007). This can be down not only to an increase in the area of foliage in total (“Kuczera effect”, Kuczera, 1987), but also to the fact that, firstly, the stomatal conductance of newly developing and young leaves is much higher than that of the leaves of adult trees; secondly, both the sapwood area and the leaf area are significantly larger in young stands; and thirdly, night transpiration in young trees is also higher than in mature stands (Buckley et al., 2011).

Protection from avalanches, mudslides. An important regulatory function of forests, also related to water, is the protection of society and infrastructure from natural hazards, such as floods and avalanches. Disturbances weaken the buffer effect of forests on water runoff and increase the risk of avalanches and their collapse (Zurbriggen et al., 2014). Accelerated erosion combined with the emergence of hydrophobic soils, decreased rate of water infiltration, surface runoff or massive soil disturbance on hillsides can also sometimes lead to catastrophic mud streams (Doerr et al., 2009). It is estimated that the volume of sediments from mudslides after wildfires is 2–3 orders of magnitude higher than the annual rates of background erosion from areas of undisturbed forests. The volume of mudslides from slopes with a steepness of 18–62 percent varies from 539 to 33.040 cubic meters (Nyman et al., 2015). There are models for predicting mudslides that help make management decisions, such as RUSLE (Ying et al., 2021) or the US Geological Survey (USGS) Post-Fire Hazard Model (Ellett et al., 2019).

Air quality regulation. Since the late 1970s, wildfires have been recognized as an important source of air pollution (Crutzen et al., 1979; Rogers et al., 2020), and in the context of a changing climate, this contribution could soar due to increasing areas of wildfires (Amiro et al., 2001b; Carvalho et al., 2011). It is known that when burning biomass, many different particles and gases are formed that affect atmospheric processes. These include carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (toluene, benzene, acetone, methanol, acetonitrile, isoprene, methyl vinyl ketone, etc.), nitrogen and sulfur compounds, halogenated hydrocarbon, solid volatile particles (soot, black carbon, etc.) (Yadav, Devi, 2018; Butt et al., 2020). The impact of these emissions can be seen at different levels: from temporary local atmospheric pollution (Miranda, 2004; Hodzic et al., 2007) to the global contribution to the greenhouse effect (Simmonds et al., 2005). Emissions of CO, CH4 and volatile organic compounds into the air affect the oxidizing ability of the troposphere by reacting with OH· and NO· radicals, which leads to the formation of ozone and other photo-oxidants. CH3Br emission causes ozone photodegradation in the stratosphere. Solid particles in the air can cause acidification of clouds, a change in the radiation balance of the Earth due to absorption and scattering of incoming solar radiation or formation of cloud condensation nuclei. This leads to a decrease in the size of cloud droplets, thereby increasing the albedo of clouds, which ultimately affects the nature of precipitation and the hydrological cycle (Yadav, Devi, 2018).

Smoke with dangerous fine solid particles and gaseous compounds resulting from biomass burning is one of the main atmospheric components affecting air quality in vast territories due to its massive plumes that can travel thousands of kilometers with the wind (Chen et al., 2017; Beig et al., 2020).

  1. Cultural services

Recreation and meeting of spiritual needs. Recreational value of forest landscapes can be greatly reduced due to wildfires (Sheppard, Picard, 2006), because dead trees are often perceived as less picturesque than living stands and pose a danger to tourists. Therefore, recreational areas such as camping sites and trails are often closed after serious damage due to the risk of trees falling. On the other hand, wildfires provide researchers with opportunities to study a variety of issues, thereby contributing to the production of scientific knowledge. Moreover, many indigenous and traditional societies have a long experience of living with fire (i. e. cultural knowledge) and therefore can share it (Fowler, Welch, 2018).

The impact on people’s health. The annual global mortality rate from the smoke of plant fires is estimated at about 339 thousand deaths per year (Cascio, 2018). Systematic reviews show that there is a positive association between exposure to wildfire smoke and mortality from respiratory diseases (Arriagada et al., 2019; Reid, Maestas, 2019; Xu et al., 2020). In a number of cases, an association has been recorded with the frequency of cardiovascular diseases, premature birth (Reid et al., 2016; Black et al., 2017), increased incidence of influenza (Landguth et al., 2020), the frequency of visits of patients with diabetes mellitus (Yao et al., 2020). In the areas surrounding a wildfire, cases of carbon monoxide poisoning are recorded very often (Tao et al., 2020; dos Santos et al., 2018). Heavy smoke can cause eye irritation and corneal damage (Finlay et al., 2012). Residents of affected areas are at greater risk of mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and insomnia (Belleville et al., 2019). The psychological effects of wildfires can persist for years (Bryant et al., 2018), and children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable (Brown et al., 2019). Experienced wildfires in childhood are associated with an increased likelihood of mental illness in adulthood (McFarlane, Van Hooff, 2009). Moreover, wildfires are associated with a subsequent decrease in the academic performance of children (Gibbs et al., 2019).

It is estimated that in the United States in 2008–2012, health care costs resulting from short-term exposure to particulate smoke from wildfires ranged from 11 to 20 billion US dollars per year, while the costs associated with long-term exposure to this factor range from 76 to 130 billion US dollars per year (US dollars in 2010) (Fann et al., 2017). In Tanzania, in 2010–2019, the total cost of health care related to the effects of wildfires amounted to 76 Australian dollars per day, which corresponds to 5.2% of annual health costs associated with smoking (Borchers-Arriagada et al., 2020).

  1. Supporting services

Net primary production (NPP). After disturbances, NPP remains low for several years, partly due to the low leaf area index and their number; it reaches a maximum when the canopy closes and decreases slightly as the stand matures (Odum, 2014; Gower et al., 1996; Ryan et al., 1997; Howard et al., 2004; Goulden et al., 2011). In addition, repeated disturbances associated with stand replacement can prevent forests from reaching maximum NPP values (Gough et al., 2007), causing nitrogen losses due to leaching or a decrease in the amount of organic matter and soil fertility in general (Latty et al., 2004). The impact of fire frequency on NPP is particularly pronounced for coniferous forests which have a longer leaf lifespan and a longer recovery period (Peters et al., 2013).

Soil formation (See also the section “Influence of fires on the morphological and physico-chemical properties of soils”). During wildfires, there is a change in soil-forming processes (pyrogenesis of soils). Short-term and long-term post-fire changes are identified. During a wildfire, under the influence of high temperatures, the surface layers of soils lose organic matter, and roots, invertebrates, microorganisms, etc. die. Soil fertility depletion is observed. The contribution of organnic horizons to the total stock of soil carbon is reduced. In the soils of wildfire sites, aeration improves and oxidative processes, ammonification and nitrification are intensified, the degree of decomposition of litter fall within the soil and loss of total carbon increases. In the surface mineral horizons, the pH and base saturation increases as well as the content of mobile organic and mineral compounds increases. Wildfire changes the composition of carbon forms, increasing the proportion of hydrophobic compounds, which affects the structure of the soil system, and the biochemical composition and population of microorganisms in particular (Nadporozhskaya et al., 2020). The strongest impact on the soil has not the fire itself, but post-fire secondary changes in the biogeocenosis associated with the post-fire transformation of vegetation cover (Sapozhnikov et al., 2001). However, it is difficult to make prognoses of composition of vegetation after a fire, because it is influenced by many factors, such as the degree and area of the fire, the distribution of surviving trees, the volume of the seed bank, landscape fragmentation, climate change, invasion of species, the number of herbivores, changing accessibility of the territory, subsequent disturbances (McLauchlan et al., 2020).

Pollination. Since wildfires form open spaces, where populations of flowering plants are usually more represented than under the forest canopy, the density of pollinating insects is higher (Campbell et al., 2007; Hanula et al., 2015). Therefore, it has become more and more accepted that landscape mosaic with a variety of fire regimes and stand ages after wildfires contributes to the diversity of flowering plants and pollinators (Ponisio et al., 2016; Brown et al., 2017; Lazarina et al., 2019), which can also increase crop yields (Winfree et al., 2018; Mola, Williams, 2018). However, open spaces can be created by humans in ways that are less destructive to the ecosystem, for example, by logging, which also contributes to improving pollination efficiency (Goulson et al., 2015).

Economic damage from loss of ecosystem services as a result of wildfires

Despite the great economic importance of forest ecosystem services, there are few quantitative estimates in monetary terms of the impact of wildfires on forest ecosystem services (Lee et al., 2015). According to San Diego State University, the total economic impact of the 2003 wildfires in San Diego County is estimated at $2.45 billion, of which the cost of extinguishing is less than two percent of the total losses. This does not take into account the long-term impacts of wildfires on the affected catch basins (Rahn, 2009). The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition estimates the true cost of wildfires in the western United States from two to thirty times higher than the cost of extinguishing (The true…, 2014). In our country, using the example of territories of two protected areas in the Irkutsk oblast, quantitative calculations of losses of ecosystem services of forests as a result of wildfires are given (Volchatova, 2019): for the Baikal National Park, annual total damage averages 136.26 million RUB, while for the Baikal-Lena Reserve — 1081.71 million RUB. It is emphasized that the territory of Siberia is extreme in terms of fire. For example, in Irkutsk Oblast, 77% of the forest fund is classified as the first three classes of natural fire danger. The situation is aggravated by the climatic and light conditions of the region — a sharply continental climate with a hot and arid summer period, sunshine over 2 thousand hours per year. An additional factor contributing to vulnerability of the forests of these protected areas is the predominance of pine forests in dry habitats with easily ignitable ground cover and high frequency of fire occurrence in pine stands. Damage caused by wildfire includes not only loss of standing wood, but also decreased ecological functions of the forest, pollution by combustion products, death of biota, which increases the amount of regulatory and support services of forests that were not received.

Thus, at present, wildfires are one of the leading factors regulating the functioning of forest ecosystems. Wildfires of any intensity have an impact on forest ecosystem functions and services of all categories. The short-term increase observed in some cases in the provision of non-wood products (berries, mushrooms, medicinal herbs) and such a supporting function as pollination resulting from the mosaic pattern of forest cover created by wildfires does not make up for the loss of other provisioning (wood, fibers), supporting (net primary production, soil formation, habitat maintenance), regulatory and cultural services. The extent of economic damage caused by wildfires, especially those of high intensity, is difficult to assess, since there is no clear understanding of the long-term effects of wildfires on biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services of forests as of yet. However, it is extremely important to take into account the impact of fire consequences on the functioning of ecosystems and economic development in the context of climate change when making management decisions.


The results of the studies regarding the fire impact on forest ecosystems show devastatingly powerful and long-term destructive impact of wildfires on the biodiversity and functions of forests. According to official statistics, in the last decade, hundreds of thousands of wildfires have been detected in Russia alone, with the total area covered by fire estimated at millions of hectares. Currently, the proportion of large wildfires (those with an area of more than 200 hectares) has increased. Due to global climate change, an increase in the frequency and intensity of wildfires is expected. The most common fire type in the forests of Russia are surface wildfires that have a destructive impact on soil and soil inhabitants, which leads to impaired soil formation and, consequently, decreased efficiency of all ecosystem processes. The restoration of litter in boreal forests after fires may take more than 120 years. In the mineral horizons of soils, “traces of fires”, in the form of a change in chemical composition and depletion of elements of mineral nutrition are found over 100 years after the fires. No complete recovery of all components of the soil biota has been revealed in the first few decades after the fires, whereas results of longer observations are lacking. Vegetation restoration requires considerable time (tens and hundreds of years), if there are not enough diaspora carriers, i. e. birds and mammals, whose populations are also disrupted by wildfires and other causes. Wildfires are a factor that results in loss of genetic, taxonomic, and functional biodiversity, damage and destruction of habitats for plants, animals and microorganisms, loss of functions of forest ecosystems. Wildfires are a factor in the dynamics of forest ecosystems directed at “erasing of evolution”.

Analysis of literary sources shows that an established opinion expressed in a number of works, that wildfires are, at a certain frequency, essential for the maintenance of forest communities, ignores or misunderstands the role of biotic factors in the functioning of forests. Populations of keystone large mammal species have been lost or drastically reduced in the modern forest ecosystems; consequently, there are no microsites formed by them, including large gaps in the forest canopy (glades) that provide opportunities for maintaining light-demanding flora, insect pollinators and conditions for the development of all-aged polydominant forest ecosystems with high biological diversity in general. Moose, bison, beavers, and other animals create natural barriers to the spread of fire due to formation of gaps, trails, sparse stands, and reservoirs in the forests.

It should be emphasized that an increased number and diversity of individual groups of invertebrates and vertebrates on fire sites is short-term, limited by trophic resources rapidly petering out on fire sites and is due to new open spaces becoming available for settlement by species from neighboring biotopes with high migratory abilities. Often, as a result of large wildfires, huge homogeneous open spaces are formed, which are very far from the sources of diasporas of many plant species and are difficult to be populated by “low-mobility” groups of animals, which results in a steady decline in biodiversity. Wildfires as a powerful factor trigger positive feedback mechanisms leading to the elimination of species, which is why some forest communities have been identified by researchers as fire-dependent.

Wildfires of any intensity have an impact on forest ecosystem functions and services of all categories. The short-term increase observed in some cases when providing some non-wood products (berries, mushrooms, medicinal herbs, pollination) resulting from the mosaic pattern of the forest cover created by wildfires does not make up for the loss of other functions and services of forests. The extent of economic damage is difficult to assess, since the long-term effects of wildfires on the climate, soil formation, water regimen regulation, and human health are not taken into account.

It is essential to ensure continuous maintenance and restoration of populations of endangered animal species in modern forests, especially large mammals that create zoogenic clearings and gaps in the forest canopy, regulating the density of the stand and the mosaic pattern of the ground cover.

Based on the performed analysis of the impact of wildfires, we can give the following recommendations for the conservation and maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem functions of forests in the modern forests:

  • take action to prevent wildfires: educate people on how to prevent wildfires; completely ban burning of felling residues during the fire-hazardous season; ban agricultural and any prescribed burning of dry grass vegetation (Postanovlenie…, 2015; Sosnovchik, 2016; Volchatova, 2019; Vacchiano et al., 2018; Yaroshenko, 2021);
  • take action for timely detection and rapid and prompt localizing of fires: abolition of “control zones” where it is allowed not to extinguish fires; increase the staff and funding of road and air forest protection several times; continuous road, air and space monitoring of fire danger in forests (Korovin, Isaev, 1997; Gomes et al., 2006); develop safety barriers that would prevent the spread of wildfires, including channels and water reservoirs to be used for fire extinguishing (Češljar, Stevović, 2015);
  • harvest large wood residues in areas of massive blow-downs, provided that the deadfall of individual tree trunks is preserved to maintain the biological diversity of xylobionts (Lust et al., 2001);
  • maintain and restore populations of endangered animal species in modern forests, especially large mammals that create zoogenic clearings and gaps in the forest canopy, regulating the density of the stand and mosaic pattern of the ground cover (Van Meerbeek et al., 2019; Van Klink et al., 2020), as well as beavers as the main representatives of “forest firefighters” regulating the groundwater level, creating intra-forest reservoirs that serve as natural barriers to the spread of fire (Evstigneev, Belyakov, 1997; Aleynikov, 2010; Zav’yalov et al., 2016). That is, it is necessary to restore the biotic factor that forms the structural diversity in forest ecosystems (Lukina et al., 2021);
  • ensure haymaking and grazing of domestic animals near human settlements. These impacts would, on one hand, prevent the formation of communities with large reserves of dry grass and rags, which create a high fire hazard, and, on the other hand, support biological diversity and productivity of ecosystems (Smirnova et al., 2021; Evstigneev, Gornov, 2021).
  • form mixed stands as more fire stable during forest restoration after wildfires and during plantation management (Korotkov, 2016, 2017; Gomes et al., 2006);
  • if necessary, conduct gap felling with planting or sowing of light-loving tree species in the gaps (Metodicheskie…, 1989; Korotkov, 2016, 2017).
  • fell individual trees and groups of trees to prevent the spread of fire (Allen et al., 2002).





The study was conducted within the framework of the state CEPF RAS assignment 121121600118-8. The authors express their deep appreciation and gratitude to A. V. Gornov for many valuable comments and additions that have served to improve this article.


Adams M. A., Mega-fires, tipping points and ecosystem services: Managing forests and woodlands in an uncertain future, Forest Ecology and Management, 2013, Vol. 294, pp. 250–261.

Afanas’eva N. B., Berezina N. A., Vvedenie v ekologiyu rastenij (Introduction to Plant Ecology), Moscow, 2011, 800 р.

Agapov A. I., Vliyanie pirogennogo faktora na rasteniya: istoriya i sovremennoe sostoyanie problemy (The effect of a pie-generic factor on plants: history and modern state of the problem), Gorizonty civilizacii, 2019, No 10, pp. 24–31.

Ahlgren I. F., Ahlgren C. E., Effects of prescribed burning on soil microorganisms in a Minnesota jack pine forest, Ecology, 1965, Vol. 46, No 3, pp. 304–310.

Ahlgren I. F., Effects of fire on soil organisms [in:] Fire and ecosystems, (eds. T. T. Kozlowski, C. E. Ahlgren), N.Y.: Academic Press, 1974, pp. 67–72.

Aleynikov A. A., Sostoyanie populyacii i sredopreobrazuyushchaya deyatel’nost’ bobra evropejskogo na territorii zapovednika Bryanskij les i ego ohrannoj zony (The state of the population and the environment-transforming activity of the European beaver on the territory of the reserve “Bryansk Les” and its buffer zone, Candidate’s biol. sci. thesis), Tol’yatti: Institut ekologii Volzhskogo bassejna RAN, 2010, 22 p.

Aleynikov A. A., Tyurin A. V., Simakin L. V., Efimenko A. S., Laznikov A. A., Istoriya pozharov v temnohvojnyh lesah Pechoro-Ilychskogo zapovednika so vtoroj poloviny XIX v. po nastoyashchee vremya (Fire history of dark needle coniferous forests in Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve from the second half of xix century to present time), Sibirskij lesnoj zhurnal, 2015, No 6, рр. 31–42.

Allen C. D., Savage M., Falk D. A., Suckling K. F., Swetnam T. W., Schulke T., Stacey P. B., Morgan P., Hoffman M., Klingel J. T., Ecological restoration of southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems: a broad perspective, Ecological applications, 2002, Vol. 12, No 5, pp. 1418–1433.

Amiro B. D., Todd J. B., Wotton B. M., Logan K. A., Flannigan M. D., Stocks B. J., Mason J. A., Martell D. L., Hirsch K. G., Direct carbon emissions from Canadian wildfires, 1959 to 1999, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2001a, Vol. 31, pp. 512–525.

Amiro B., Stocks B., Alexander M., Flannigan M., Wotton B., Fire, climate change, carbon and fuel management in the Canadian boreal forest, International Journal Wildland Fire, 2001b, Vol. 10, pp. 405–441.

Ansink E., Hein L., Hasund K. P., To value functions or services? An analysis of ecosystem valuation approaches, Environmental Values, 2008, Vol. 17, No 4, рр. 489–503.

Arcybashev E. S., Lesnye pozhary i bor’ba s nimi (Wildfires and fighting them), Moscow: Lesnaya promyshlennost’, 1974, 52 р.

Arnan X., Rodrigo A., Retana J., Post-fire recovery of Mediterranean ground ant communities follows vegetation and dryness gradients, Journal of Biogeography, 2006, Vol. 33, No 7, pp. 1246–1258.

Arriagada N. B., Horsley J. A., Palmer A. J., Morgan G. G., Tham R., Johnston F. H., Association between fire smoke fine particulate matter and asthma-related outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis, Environmental research, 2019, Vol. 179, Article 108777.

Ashwood F., Vanguelova E. I., Benham S., Butt K. R., Developing a systematic sampling method for earthworms in and around deadwood, Forest Ecosystems, 2019, Vol. 6, No 33. рр. 1–12.

Banks S. C., Piggott M. P., Stow A. J., Taylor A. C., Sex and sociality in a disconnected world: A review of the impacts of habitat fragmentation on animal social interactions, Canadian Journal of Zoology, 2007, Vol. 85, pp. 1065–1079.

Barlow J., Peres C. A., Effects of single and recurrent wildfires on fruit production and large vertebrate abundance in a central Amazonian Forest, Biodiversity & Conservation, 2006, Vol. 15, No 3, pp. 985–1012.

Bartalev S. A., Stycenko F. V., Egorov V. A., Lupyan E. A., Sputnikovaya ocenka gibeli lesov Rossii ot pozharov (Satellite-based assessment of Russian forest fire mortality), Lesovedenie, 2015, No 2, Р. 83–94.

Bauchhenss J., Auswirkungen des Abflämmens auf die Bodenfauna einer Grünlandfläche im Spessart, Landesanstalt für Bodenkultur und Pflanzenbau, München: Bayer, 1980, рр. 100–114.

Beig G., Sahu S. K., Singh V., Tikle S., Sobhana S. B., Gargeva P., … & Murthy B. S., Objective evaluation of stubble emission of North India and quantifying its impact on air quality of Delhi, Science of The Total Environment, 2020, Vol. 709, Article 136126.

Bekshaev A. B., Vliyanie pozharov na chislennost’ rysi v Petrovsk-Zabajkal’skom rajone (Influence of fires on the number of lynxes in the Petrovsk-Zabaikalsky region), Materialy Mezhdunarodnoj zaochnoj nauchnoj konferencii Problemy sovremennoj agrarnoj nauki” (Krasnoyarsk, 15 October 2016), Krasnoyarsk, 2016, pp. 21–23.

Bell D. T., Plummer J. A., Taylor S. K. Seed germination ecology in southwestern Western Australia, The Botanical Review, 1993, Vol. 59, No 1. рр. 24–73.

Belleville G., Ouellet M. C., Morin C. M., Post-traumatic stress among evacuees from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires: exploration of psychological and sleep symptoms three months after the evacuation, International journal of environmental research and public health, 2019, Vol. 16, No 9, Article 1604.

Belyh L. I., Sadovskaya E. A., Vliyanie lesnyh pozharov na chislennost’ populyacij ohotnich’ej fauny na territorii Irkutskoj oblasti (Impacts of wildfires on the number of hunting fauna populations in Irkutsk region), Tekhnosfernaya bezopasnost’, 2021, No 6 (1), pp. 9–28.

Bendell J. F., Effects of fire on birds and mammals, Fire and ecosystems, 1974, рр. 73–138.

Benyon R., Culvenor D., Simms N., Opie K., Siggins A., Doody T., Evaluation of remote sensing for predicting long term hydrological impacts of forest regeneration as a result of bushfire, Technical Report, 2007, No 163. Ensis, 2007, 55 p.

Bess E. C., Parmenter R. R., Mccoy S., Molles M. C., Responses of a riparian forest-floor arthropod community to wildfire in the middle Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, Environmental Entomology, 2002, Vol. 31. No 5. рр. 774–784.

Bezkorovajnaya I. N., Tarasov P. A., Ivanova G. A., Bogorodskaya A. V., Krasnoshchekova E. N., Azotnyj fond peschanyh podzolov posle kontroliruemyh vyzhiganij sosnyakov Srednej Sibiri (The nitrogen reserves in sandy podzols after controlled fires in pine forests of central Siberia), Pochvovedenie, 2007, No 6, pp. 775–783.

Bizyukin V. V., Dinamika rastitel’nosti na garyah v kedrovnikah Barguzinskogo gosudarstvennogo zapovednika (Dynamics of vegetation on burnt-out areas in cedar forests of the Barguzin State Reserve), Zapovednoe delo, 1998, No 3, pp. 53–64.

Black C., Tesfaigzi Y., Bassein J. A., Miller L. A., Wildfire smoke exposure and human health: Significant gaps in research for a growing public health issue, Environmental toxicology and pharmacology, 2017, Vol. 55, рр. 186–195.

Bock C. E., Jones Z. F., Kennedy L. J., Bock J. H., Response of rodents to wildfire and livestock grazing in an Arizona desert grassland, The American midland naturalist, 2011, Vol. 166, No. 1. P. 126–138.

Bobrovskij M. V., Lesnye pochvy Evropejskoj Rossii: bioticheskie i antropogennye faktory formirovaniya (Forest soil of European Russia: biotic and anthropogenic factors in pedogenesis), Moscow: KMK, 2010, 359 р.

Bogatyrev L. G., Demin V. V., Matyshak G. V., Sapozhnikova V. A., O nekotoryh teoreticheskih aspektah issledovaniya lesnyh podstilok (On some theoretical aspects of studying forest litters), Lesovedenie, 2004, No 4, pp. 17–29.

Bogorodskaya A. V., Vliyanie pozharov na mikrobnye kompleksy pochv sosnovyh lesov Srednej Sibiri (Fire effects on soil microbial complexes of pine forests of Central Siberia) Avtoref. dis. kand. biol. nauk, Krasnoyarsk: IL SO RAN, 2006, 24 p.

Bol’shakov N. M., Zhideleva V. V., Ivanickaya I. I., Razvitie rasshirennogo vosproizvodstva intensivnogo tipa–glavnoe napravlenie ustojchivogo razvitiya lesnogo sektora ekonomiki (Development of expanded reproduction of intensive type is the main direction of sustainable development of the forest sector of the economy), Vestnik Nauchno-issledovatel’skogo centra korporativnogo prava, upravleniya i venchurnogo investirovaniya Syktyvkarskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2013, No 3, рр. 129–137.

Bond-Lamberty B., Peckham S. D., Ahl D. E., Gower S. T., Fire as the dominant driver of central Canadian boreal forest carbon balance, Nature, 2007, Vol. 450, рр. 89–92.

Bondur V. G., Gordo K. A., Kladov V. L., Prostranstvenno-vremennye raspredeleniya ploshchadej prirodnyh pozharov i emissij uglerodsoderzhashchih gazov i aerozolej na territorii severnoj Evrazii po dannym kosmicheskogo monitoringa (Spatial and temporal distributions of wildfire areas and carbon-bearing gas and aerosol emissions in North Eurasia based on satellite monitoring data), Issledovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2016, No 6, pp. 3–20.

Borchers-Arriagada N., Palmer A. J., Bowman D. M., Williamson G. J., Johnston F. H., Health impacts of ambient biomass smoke in Tasmania, Australia, International journal of environmental research and public health, 2020, Vol. 17, No. 9, Article 3264.

Bowd E. J., Banks S. C., Strong C. L., Lindenmayer D. B., Long-term impacts of wildfire and logging on forest soils, Nature Geoscience, 2019, Vol. 12, No 2. рр. 113–118.

Bowman D. M. J. S., Balch J. K., Artaxo P., Bond W. J., Carlson J. M., … & Pyne S. J., Fire in the Earth system, Science, 2009, Vol. 324, рр. 481–484.

Bowman D. M. J. S., The impact of Aboriginal landscape burning on the Australian biota, The New Phytologist, 1998, Vol. 140, No 3, рр. 385–410.

Brown J., York A., Christie F., McCarthy M., Effects of fire on pollinators and pollination, Journal of Applied Ecology, 2017, Vol. 54, No 1, рр. 313–322.

Brown M. R. G., Agyapong V., Greenshaw A. J., Cribben I., Brett-MacLean P., Drolet J., McDonald-Harker C., Omeje J., Mankowsi M., Noble S., Kitching D., After the Fort McMurray wildfire there are significant increases in mental health symptoms in grade 7–12 students compared to controls, BMC psychiatry, 2019, Vol. 19, No 1, рр. 1–11.

Bryant R. A., Gibbs L., Gallagher H. C., Pattison P., Lusher D., MacDougall C., Harms L., Block K., Sinnott V., Ireton G., Richardson J., Longitudinal study of changing psychological outcomes following the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2018, Vol. 52, No 6, рр. 542–551.

Buckley T. N., Turnbull T. L., Pfautsch S., Adams M. A., Nocturnal water loss in mature subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis tall open forests and adjacent E. pauciflora woodlands, Ecology and Evolution, 2011, No 1. рр. 435–450.

Burles K., Boon S., Snowmelt energy balance in a burned forest plot, Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada, Hydrological processes, 2011, Vol. 25, No 19, pp. 3012–3029.

Butt E. W., Conibear L., Reddington C. L., Darbyshire E., Morgan W. T., Coe H., … & Spracklen D. V., Large air quality and human health impacts due to Amazon Forest and vegetation fires, Environmental Research Communications, 2020, Vol. 2, No 9, Article 095001.

Byrnes J., Lefcheck J. S., Gamfeldt L., Griffin J. N., Isbell F., Hector A., Multifunctionality does not imply that all functions are positively correlated, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014, Vol. 111, No 51, Article e5490.

Byzov B. A., Zoomikrobnye vzaimodejstviya v pochve (Zoomicrobial interactions in soil), Moscow: GEOS, 2005, 213 p.

Cairney J. W. G. Bastias B. A., Influences of Fire on Forest Soil Fungal Communities, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2007, Vol. 37, рр. 207–215.

Camia A., Liberta G., San-Miguel-Ayanz J., Modeling the impacts of climate change on wildfire danger in Europe, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2017, 22 p., DOI:10.2760/768481.

Campbell J. W., Hanula J. L., Waldrop T. A., Effects of prescribed fire and fire surrogates on floral visiting insects of the blue ridge province in North Carolina, Biological Conservation, 2007, Vol. 134, No 3, рр. 393–404.

Campbell J. L., Harmon M. E., Mitchell S. R., Can fuel‐reduction treatments really increase forest carbon storage in the western US by reducing future fire emissions? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2012, Vol. 10, No 2, рр. 83–90.

Carvalho A., Monteiro A., Flannigan M., Solman S., Miranda A. I., Borrego C., Wildfires in a changing climate and their impacts on air quality, Atmospheric Environment, 2011, Vol. 45, No 31, pp. 5545–5553.

Cascio W. E., Wildland fire smoke and human health, Science of the total environment, 2018, Vol. 624, рр. 586–595.

Certini C., Effects of Fire on Properties of Forest Soils: A Review, Oecologia, 2005, Vol. 143, No 1, рр. 1–10.

Certini G., Moya D., Lucas-Borja M. E., Mastrolonardo G., The impact of fire on soil-dwelling biota: A review, Forest Ecology and Management, 2021, Vol. 488, Article 118989.

Češljar G., Stevović S., Small reservoirs and their sustainable role in fires protection of forest resources, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, рр. 496–503.

Chen J., Li C., Ristovski Z., Milic A., Gu Y., Islam M. S., … & Dumka U. C., A review of biomass burning: Emissions and impacts on air quality, health and climate in China, Science of the Total Environment, 2017, Vol. 579, pp. 1000–1034.

Chibilev A. A., Osnovy stepevedeniya (Basics of steppe studies), Orenburg: Pechatnyj dom “Dimur”, 1998, 120 p.

Cibart A. S., Gennadiev A. N., Napravlennost’ izmeneniya lesnyh pochv Priamur’ya pod vozdejstviem pirogennogo faktora (Trend of forest soils transformation under the influence of pyrogenic factor in the Amur River region), Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta, Seriya 5, Geografiya, 2009, No 3, pp. 66–74.

Cleary D. F. R., Mooers A. O., Eichhorn K. A. O., van Tol J., de Jong R., Menken S. B. J., Diversity and community composition of butterflies and odonates in an ENSO-induced fire affected habitat mosaic: a case study from East Kalimantan, Indonesia, Oikos, 2004, Vol. 105, рр. 426–446.

Coates T. A., Hagan D. L., Aust W. M., Johnson A., Keen J. C., Chow A. T., Dozier J. H., Mineral soil chemical properties as influenced by long-term use of prescribed fire with differing frequencies in a southeastern Coastal Plain pine forest, Forests, 2018, Vol. 9, No 12, Article 739.

Collett N. G., Neumann F. G., Tolhurst K. G., Effects of two short rotation prescribed fires in spring on surface-active arthropods and earthworms in dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest of west-central Victoria, Australian Forestry, 1993, Vol. 56, No. 1, рр. 49–60.

Collins B. M., Stephens S. L., Stand-replacing patches within a “mixed severity” fire regime: quantitative characterization using recent fires in a long-established natural fire area, Landscape Ecology, 2010, Vol. 25, рр. 927–939.

Crutzen P., Heidt L., Krasnec J., Pollock W., Seiler W., Biomass burning as a source of atmospheric gases CO, H2, N2O, NO, CH3Cl and COS, Nature, 1979, Vol. 282, No 5736, pp. 253–256.

Cvetkov P. A., Vliyanie pozharov na nachal’nyj etap lesoobrazovaniya v srednetaezhnyh sosnyakah Sibiri (Influence of fires on the initial stage of forest formation in the middle taiga pine forests of Siberia), Hvojnye boreal’noj zony, 2013, Vol. 31, No 1–2, pp. 15–21.

Dahlberg A., Schimmel J., Taylor A. F. S., Johannesson H., Post-fire Legacy of Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities in the Swedish Boreal Forest in Relation to fire Severity and Logging Intensity, 2001, Biological Conservation, Vol. 100, рр. 151–161.

Darracq A. K., Boone IV W. W., McCleery R. A., Burn regime matters: a review of the effects of prescribed fire on vertebrates in the longleaf pine ecosystem, Forest Ecology and Management, 2016, Vol. 378, pp. 214–221.

Day N. J., Dunfield K. E., Johnstone J. F., Mack M. C., Turetsky M. R., Walker X. J., White A. L., Baltzer J. L., Wildfire severity reduces richness and alters composition of soil fungal communities in boreal forests of western Canada, Global change biology, 2019, Vol. 25, No. 7, рр. 2310–2324.

Devyatova T. A., Gorbunova Yu. S., Grigor’evskaya A. Ya., Sovremennaya evolyuciya pochv i flory lesostepi Russkoj ravniny posle lesnyh pozharov (Modern evolution of soils and flora of the forest-steppe of the Russian Plain after wildfires), Voronezh: Nauchnaya kniga, 2014, 258 p.

Diaci J., Razvojna dogajanja v gozdnem rezervatu Mozirska pozganija v cetrtem desetletju po pozaru (Developmental occurrences in the forest reserve of the Mozirje fire site in the fourth decade after fire), Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva, 1994, Vol. 45, pp. 5–54.

Doamba S. W., Savadogo P., Nacro H. B., Effects of burning on soil macrofauna in a savanna-woodland under different experimental fuel load treatments, Applied soil ecology, 2014, Vol. 81, рр. 37–44.

Doerr S. H., Shakesby R. A., MacDonald L. H., Soil water repellency: A key factor in post-fire erosion? [in:] Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies (eds. A. Cerda, P. Robichaud), Science Publishers, 2009, рр. 213–240.

Domanov T. A., Dinamika chislennosti i struktury mestoobitanij kabargi (Moschus moschiferus L., 1758) v Amurskoj oblasti pod vliyaniem lesnyh pozharov (Dynamics of the number and structure of habitats of musk deer (Moschus moschiferus L., 1758) in the Amur region under the influence of wildfires), Ekologo-biologicheskoe blagopoluchie rastitel’nogo i zhivotnogo mira, Materialy mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii, 2017, pp. 28–32.

dos Santos, Alves-Correia M., Câmara M., Lélis M., Caldeira C., da Luz Brazão M., Nóbrega J. J., Multiple victims of carbon monoxide poisoning in the aftermath of a wildfire: a case series, Acta medica portuguesa, 2018, Vol. 31, No 3, рр. 146–151.

Driscoll D. A., Armenteras D., Bennett A. F., Brotons L., Clarke M. F., … & Wevill T., How fire interacts with habitat loss and fragmentation, Biological Reviews, 2021, Vol. 96, рр. 976–998.

Duchesne L. C., Wetzel S., Effect of fire intensity and depth of burn on lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium, and velvet leaf blueberry, Vaccinium myrtilloides, production in eastern Ontario, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, 2004, Vol. 118, No 2, рр. 195–200.

Dymov A. A., Dubrovskij Yu. A., Gabov D. N., Pirogennye izmeneniya podzolov illyuvial’no-zhelezistyh (srednyaya tajga, Respublika Komi) (Pyrogenic changes in iron-illuvial podzols in the middle taiga of the Komi Republic), Pochvovedenie, 2014, No 2, pp. 144–154.

Dymov A. A., Gabov D. N., Dubrovskij Yu. A., Zhangurov E. V., Nizovcev N. A., Vliyanie pozhara v severotaezhnom el’nike na organicheskoe veshchestvo pochv (Fire impact on soil organic matter in spruce stand in northern taiga), Lesovedenie, 2015a, No 1. pp. 52–62.

Dymov A. A., Milanovskij E. Yu., Holodov V. A., Sostav i gidrofobnye svojstva organicheskogo veshchestva densimetricheskih frakcij pochv Pripolyarnogo Urala (Composition and hydrophobic properties of organic matter in the densimetric fractions of soils from the Subpolar Urals), Pochvovedenie, 2015b, No 11, pp. 1335–1345.

Dymov A. A., Abakumov E. V., Bezkorovaynaya I. N., Prokushkin A. S., Kuzyakov Y. V., Milanovsky E. Y., Impact of wildfire on soil properties, Theoretical and applied ecology, 2018, No 4, рр. 13–23.

Ellett N. G., Pierce J. L., Glenn N. F., Partitioned by process: Measuring post-fire debris-flow and rill erosion with Structure from Motion photogrammetry, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2019, Vol. 44, No 15, рр. 3128–3146.

Emelko M. B., Silins U., Bladon K. D., Stone M., Implications of land disturbance on drinking water treatability in a changing climate: Demonstrating the need for “source water supply and protection” strategies, Water research, Vol. 2011, Vol. 45. No 2, рр. 461–472.

EMISS, Kolichestvo lesnyh pozharov (Number of wildfires), 2021а. URL: https://www.fedstat.ru/indicator/31580 (2021, 23 June)

EMISS, Kolichestvo lesnyh pozharov (Number of wildfires), 2021b, URL: https://www.fedstat.ru/indicator/38496 (2021, 23 June)

EMISS, Ushcherb ot lesnyh pozharov (Bushfire damage), 2021с, URL: https://www.fedstat.ru/indicator/59269 (2021, 23 June)

Ershov D. V. Sochilova E. N., Kolichestvennye ocenki pryamyh pirogennyh emissij ugleroda v lesah Rossii po dannym distancionnogo monitoringa 2020 goda (Assessment of direct pyrogenic carbon emissions in forests of Russia for 2020 according to remote monitoring data), Voprosy lesnoj nauki, 2020, Vol. 3, No 4, DOI:10.31509/2658-607x-2020-3-4-1-8.

Evstigneev O. I., Belyakov K. V., Vliyanie deyatel’nosti bobra na dinamiku rastitel’nosti malyh rek (na primere zapovednika “Bryanskij les”) (Influence of beaver activity on the dynamics of vegetation of small rivers (on the example of the “Bryansky forest”)) Byulleten’ MOIP. Otdel biologicheskij, 1997, Vol. 102, Issue 6, pp. 34–41.

Evstigneev O. I., Korotkov V. N., Braslavskaya T. Yu., Kaban i ciklicheskie mikrosukcessii v travyanom pokrove shirokolistvennyh lesov (Wild boar and cyclic micro-successions in the grass cover of broad-leaved forests), [in:] Biogeocenoticheskij pokrov Nerusso-Desnyanskogo poles’ya: mekhanizmy podderzhaniya biologicheskogo raznoobraziya (Biogeocenotic cover of the Nerusso-Desnyanskogo polesia: mechanisms for maintaining biological diversity), Bryansk: Zapovednik “Bryanskij les”, 1999, pp. 131–142.

Evstigneev O. I., Harlampieva M. V., Anishchenko L. N., Valezh i podderzhanie floristicheskogo raznoobraziya v el’nikah na nizinnom bolote (Deadwood and maintenance of the floristic diversity of spruce forests in the lowland bog), Izuchenie i ohrana biologicheskogo raznoobraziya Bryanskoj oblasti, Materialy po vedeniyu Krasnoj knigi Bryanskoj oblasti, Bryansk: Desyatochka, 2012, No 7, pp. 150–160.

Evstigneev O. I., Gornova M. V., Mikrosajty i podderzhanie floristicheskogo raznoobraziya vysokotravnyh el’nikov (na primere pamyatnika prirody “Boloto Ryzhuha”, Bryanskaya oblast’) (Microsites and maintenance of floristic diversity of tall-herb spruce forest (on the example of the Ryzhukha Swamp natural monument, Bryansk Region)), Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2017, No 2, DOI: 10.21685/2500-0578-2017-2-2.

Evstigneev O. I., Gornov A. V., Zapovednyj lug: itogi tridcatiletnego monitoringa (Reserve meadow: results of 30 years of monitoring), Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2021, Vol. 6, No 2, DOI 10.21685/2500-0578-2021-2-2.

Evstigneev O. I., Solonina O. V., Phytocoenotic portrait of the European Badger, Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2020, Vol. 5, No 1, рр. 1–26.

Fann N., Alman B., Broome R. A., Morgan G. G., Johnston F. H., Pouliot G., Rappold A. G., The health impacts and economic value of wildland fire episodes in the U.S.: 2008–2012, Science of the Total Environment, 2017, Vol. 610, рр. 802–809.

Farber S. K., Vozdejstvie pozharov na lesa Vostochnoj Sibiri (Impact of fires on forests of eastern siberia), Lesnaya taksaciya i lesoustrojstvo, 2012, No 1, pp. 131–141.

Fedorova P. N., Zedgenizova M. S., Fedoseeva L. N., Dinamika lesnyh pozharov i chislennost’ promyslovyh zhivotnyh respubliki Saha (Yakutiya) (Dynamics of wildfires and the number of game animals in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)), Aktual’nye voprosy zoologii, ekologii i ohrany prirody, Materialy nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii s mezhdunarodnym uchastiem, Моscow, 2020, pp. 231–235.

Finlay S. E., Moffat A., Gazzard R., Baker D., Murray V., Health impacts of wildfire, PLoS currents, 2012, Vol. 4, Article e4f959951cce2c

Fisher J. T., Wilkinson L., The response of mammals to wildfire and timber harvest in the North American boreal forest, Mammal Review, 2005, Vol. 35, No 1, pp. 51–81.

Flannigan M. D., Amiro B. D., Logan K. A, Stocks B. J., Wotton B. M., Wildfires and Climate Change in the 21st Century, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 2006, Vol. 11, pp. 847–859.

Flannigan M. D., Stocks B. J., Wotton B. M., Climate change and wildfires, The Science of the Total Environment, 2000, Vol. 262, pp. 221–229.

Fowler C. T., Welch J. R., Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World, 1 ed., University of Utah Press, 2018, 252 p.

Fox B. J., McKay G. M., Small mammal responses to pyric successional changes in eucalypt forest, Australian Journal of Ecology, 1981, Vol. 6, No 1, pp. 29–41.

Franco-Manchón I., Salo K., Oria-de-Rueda J. A., Bonet J. A., Martín-Pinto P., Are wildfires a threat to fungi in European pinus forests? A case study of boreal and mediterranean forests, Forests, 2019, Vol. 10, No 4, рр. 1–12.

Fredriksson G. M., Danielsen L. S., Swenson J. E., Impacts of El Nino related drought and wildfires on sun bear fruit resources in lowland dipterocarp forest of East Borneo, Biodiversity and Conservation, 2007, Vol. 16, No 6, рр. 1823–1838.

Garcia E., Carignan R., Mercury concentrations in fish from forest harvesting and fire-impacted Canadian boreal lakes compared using stable isotopes of nitrogen Environ, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry: An International Journal, 2005, Vol. 24, No 3, рр. 685–693.

Gardiner B., Blennow K., Carnus J. M., Fleischer P., Ingemarsson F., Landmann G., Lindner M., Marzano M., Nicoll B., Orazio C., Peyron J. L., Destructive storms in European forests: past and forthcoming impacts. EFI, 2010.

Gassibe P. V., Faber, R. F., Hernández-Rodríguez M., Oria-de-Rueda J. A., Oviedo F. B., Martín-Pinto P., Post-fire production of mushrooms in Pinus pinaster forests using classificatory models, Journal of forest research, 2014, Vol. 19, No 3, рр. 348–356.

Geraskina A. P., Problemy kolichestvennoj ocenki i ucheta faunisticheskogo raznoobraziya dozhdevyh chervej v lesnyh soobshchestvah (Problems of quantification and accounting faunal diversity of earthworms in forest communities), Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2016, Vol. 2, No 2, pp. 1–9.

Geraskina A., Kuprin A., Functional diversity of earthworm communities in forests in the south of the Russian Far East, Ecological Questions, 2021, Vol. 32, No 2, рр. 81–91.

Gibbs L., Nursey J., Cook J., Ireton G., Alkemade N., Roberts M., Gallagher H. C., Bryant R., Block K., Molyneaux R., Forbes D., Delayed disaster impacts on academic performance of primary school children, Child development, 2019, Vol.  90, No 4., рр. 1402–1412.

Gil-Тena A., Brotons L., Saura S., Mediterranean Forest dynamics and forest bird distribution changes in the late 20th century, Global Change Biology, 2009, Vol. 15, No 2, рр. 474–485.

Gomes J. F. P., Wildfires in Portugal: how they happen and why they happen, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 109–119.

Goncharov A. A., Struktura troficheskih nish v soobshchestvah pochvennyh bespozvonochnyh (mezofauna) lesnyh ekosistem (The structure of trophic niches in communities of soil invertebrates (mesofauna) of forest ecosystems), Diss. kand. biol. nauk, Мoscow: IPEE RAN im. Severcova A. N., 2014, 177 p.

Gongalsky K. B., Lesnye pozhary kak faktor formirovaniya soobshchestv pochvennyh zhivotnyh (Wildfires as a factor of formation of soil animal communities), Zhurnal obshchej biologii, 2006, Vol. 67, No 2, pp. 127–138.

Gongalsky K. B., Malmström A., Zaitsev A. S., Shakhab S. V., Bengtsson J., Persson T., Do burned areas recover from inside? An experiment with soil fauna in a heterogeneous landscape, Applied Soil Ecology, 2012, Vol. 59, pp. 73–86.

Gongalsky K. B., Lesnye pozhary i pochvennaya fauna (Wildfires and soil fauna), Moscow: КМК, 2014, 169 p.

Gongalsky K. B., Zaitsev A. S., Korobushkin D. I., Saifutdinov R. A., Butenko K. O., de Vries F. T., … & Bardgett R. D., Wildfire induces short-term shifts in soil food webs with consequences for carbon cycling, Ecology Letters, 2021, Vol. 24, No 3, pp. 438–450.

Gorbunova Yu. S., Devyatova T. A., Grigor’evskaya A. Ya., Vliyanie pozharov na pochvennyj i rastitel’nyj pokrov lesov centra Russkoj ravniny (Influence fires on the soil and vegetable cover of the woods of the center of east European plain), Vestnik VGU, Seriya: himiya, biologiya, farmaciya, 2014, No 4, pp. 52–56.

Gornov A. V., Ruchinskaya E. V., Evstigneev O. I., Panasenko N. N., Pamyatnik prirody Melovickie sklony: struktura i dinamika rastitel’nogo pokrova (Natural monument “Melovitsky slopes”: structure and dynamics of vegetation cover), Moscow: Izdatel’stvo “Cifrovichok”, 2020, 126 p.

Gorshkov V. V., Poslepozharnoe vosstanovlenie sosnovyh lesov Evropejskogo Severa (Post-fire restoration of pine forests in the European North), Avtoref. dis…dokt. biol. nauk, St. Petersburg, 2001, 35 р.

Gorshkov V. V., Stavrova N. I., Bakkal I. Yu., Dinamika vosstanovleniya lesnoj podstilki v boreal’nyh sosnovyh lesah posle pozharov (Post-fire restoration of forest litter in boreal pine forests), Lesovedenie, 2005, No 3, рр. 37–45.

Goryainova I. N., Leonova N. B., Dinamika vtorichnyh lesov srednej tajgi Arhangel’skoj oblasti (Dynamics of secondary forests in the middle taiga of the Arkhangelsk oblast), Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta, Seriya 5: Geografiya, 2008, No 6, pp. 60–65.

Gough C. M., Vogel C. S., Harrold K. H., George K., Curtis P. S., The legacy of harvest and fire on ecosystem carbon storage in a north temperate forest, Global change biology, 2007, Vol. 13, No 9, pp. 1935–1949.

Goulden M. L., McMillan A. M. S., Winston G. C., Rocha A. V., Manies K. L., Harden J. W., Bond-Lamberty B. P., Patterns of NPP, GPP, respiration, and NEP during boreal forest succession, Global Change Biology, 2011, Vol. 17, No 2, pp. 855–871.

Goulson D., Nicholls E., Botías C., Rotheray E. L., Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers, Science, 2015, Vol. 347, Article 6229.

Gower S. T., McMurtrie R. E., Murty D., Aboveground net primary production decline with stand age: potential causes, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 1996, Vol. 11, No 9, pp. 378–382.

Gowlett J. A. J., The early settlement of northern Europe: fire history in the context of climate change and the social brain, Comptes Rendus Palevol, 2006, Vol. 5. No, 1–2. pp. 299–310.

Green K., Sanecki G., Immediate and short-term responses of bird and mammal assemblages to a subalpine wildfire in the Snowy Mountains, Australia, Austral Ecology, 2006, Vol. 31, pp. 673–681.

Grishin A. M., Matematicheskoe modelirovanie lesnyh pozharov (Mathematical modeling of wildfires), Тоmsk, 1981, 280 p.

Gyninova A. B., Ubugunov L. L., Kulikov A. I., Gyninova B. D., Gonchikov B. N., Badmaev N. B., Sympilova D. P., Poslepozharnaya evolyuciya lesnyh ekosistem na peschanyh terrasah Yugo-Vostochnogo Pribajkal’ya (Post-fire evolution of forest ecosystems on sandy terraces in the South-Eastern Baikal region), Sibirskij ekologicheskij zhurnal, 2020, No 1, pp. 13–25.

Hanula J. L., Horn S., O’Brien J. J., Have changing forests conditions contributed to pollinator decline in the southeastern United States? Forest Ecology and Management, 2015, Vol. 348, pp. 142–152.

Harper A. R., Doerr S. H., Santin C., Froyd C. A., Sinnadurai P., Prescribed fire and its impacts on ecosystem services in the UK, Science of The Total Environment, 2018, Vol. 624, pp. 691–703.

Harvey H. T., Howard S. S., Stecker R. E., Giant sequoia ecology: fire and reproduction US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1980, 182 p.

Harvey H. T., Shellhammer H. S., Survivorship and growth of giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) Buchh.) seedlings after fire, Madroño, 1991. Vol. 38, No 1, pp. 14–20.

He T., Lamont B. B., Pausas J. G., Fire as a key driver of Earth’s biodiversity, Biological Reviews, 2019, Vol. 94, No 6, pp. 1983–2010.

Hector A., Bagchi R., Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality, Nature, 2007, Vol. 448, No 7150, pp. 188–190.

Hessburg P. F., Spies T. A., Perry D. A., Skinner C. N., Taylor A. H., Brown P. M., Stephens S. L., Larson A. J., Churchill D. J., Povak N. A., Tamm review: management of mixed-severity fire regime forests in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California, Forest Ecology and Management, 2016, Vol. 366, pp. 221–250.

Hodzic A., Madronich S., Bohn B., Massie S., Menut L., Wiedinmyer C., Wildfire particulate matter in Europe during summer 2003: meso-scale modeling of smoke emissions, transport and radiative effects, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2007, Vol. 7, No 15, pp. 4043–4064.

Hood S., Sala A., Heyerdahl E. K., Boutin M., Low-severity fire increases tree defense against bark beetle attacks, Ecology, Vol. 96, Issue 7, pp. 1846–1855.

Howard E. A., Gower S. T., Foley J. A., Kucharik C. J., Effects of logging on carbon dynamics of a jack pine forest in Saskatchewan, Canada, Global Change Biology, 2004, Vol. 10, No 8, pp. 1267–1284.

Huffman E. L., MacDonald L. H., Stednick J. D., Strength and persistence of fire-induced soil hydrophobicity under ponderosa and lodgepole pine, Colorado front range, Hydrological Processes, 2001. Vol. 15, No 15, P. 2877–2892.

Hurteau M., North M., Fuel treatment effects on tree-based forest carbon storage and emissions under modeled wildfire scenarios, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2009, Vol. 7, No 8, pp. 409–414.

Hutchinson T. F., Boerner R. E. J., Sutherland S., Sutherland E. K., Ortt M., Iverson L. R., Prescribed fire effects on the herbaceous layer of mixed-oak forests, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2005, Vol. 35, pp. 877–890.

Il’ina N. S., Problemy racional’nogo ispol’zovaniya stepnyh ekosistem Samarskoj oblasti (Problems of rational use of steppe ecosystems of the Samara region), Kraevedcheskie zapiski, No 11, Samara, 2003, pp. 178–181.

Il’ina V. N., Pirogennoe vozdejstvie na rastitel’nyj pokrov (Pyrogenic effect on vegetation), Samarskaya Luka: problemy regional’noj i global’noj ekologii, 2011, Vol. 20, No 2, pp. 4–30.

Isaenko V. G., Platonov A. D., Snegireva S. N., Vodopogloshchenie drevesiny zaboloni sosny, povrezhdyonnoj pozharom (Water absorption of fire-damaged pine sapwood), Aktual’nye napravleniya nauchnyh issledovanij XXI veka: teoriya i praktika, 2016, Vol. 4, No 5–2, pp. 278–282.

Isaev A. S., Korovin G. N., Suhih V. I., Titov S. P., Utkin A. I., Golub A. A., Zamolodchikov D. G., Pryazhnikov A. A., Ekologicheskie problemy pogloshcheniya uglekislogo gaza posredstvom lesovosstanovleniya i lesorazvedeniya v Rossii. Analiticheskij obzor (Environmental problems of carbon dioxide absorption through reforestation and afforestation in Russia. Analytical overview), Мoscow: Centr ekologicheskoj politiki Rossii, 1995, 155 p.

Isaev A. S., Korovin G. N., Bartalev S. A., Ershov D. V., Janetos A., Kasishke E. S., Shugart H. H., French N. H. F., Orlick B. E., Murphy T. L., Using Remote Sensing to Assess Russian Wildfire Carbon Emissions, Climatic Change, 2002, Vol. 55, pp. 235–249.

Ivanova G. A., Perevoznikova V. D., Poslepozharnoe formirovanie zhivogo napochvennogo pokrova v sosnyakah Srednego Priangar’ya (Post-fire formation of living ground cover in pine forests of the Middle Angara region), Sibirskij ekologicheskij zhurnal, 1996, No 1, pp. 109–116.

Ivanova G. A, Ivanov V. A., Kovaleva N. M., Konard S. G., Zhila S. V., Tarasov P. A., Sukcessiya rastitel’nosti posle vysokointensivnogo pozhara v sosnyake lishajnikovom (Succession of vegetation after a high-intensity fire in a pine forest with lichens), Sibirskij ekologicheskij zhurnal, 2017, Vol. 24, No 1, pp. 61–71.

Ivanova G. A., Zhila S. V., Ivanov V. A., Kovaleva N. M., Kukavskaya E. A., Postpirogennaya transformaciya osnovnyh komponentov sosnyakov srednej Sibiri (Post-fire transformation of basic components of pine forests in central Siberia), Sibirskij lesnoj zhurnal, 2018, No 3, pp. 30–41, DOI 10.15372/SJFS20180304.

Jacobsen R. M., Burner R. C., Olsen S. L., Skarpaas O., Sverdrup-Thygeson A., Near-natural forests harbor richer saproxylic beetle communities than those in intensively managed forests, Forest Ecology and Management, 2020, Vol. 466, pp. 118–124.

Johnston M., Woodard P., The effect of fire severity level on postfire recovery of hazel and raspberry in east-central Alberta, Canadian Journal of Botany, 1985, Vol. 63, No 4, pp. 672–677.

Joshi A., Holankar S., Gajbhiye P., Impact analysis of wildfires in tiger habitat using geospatial technology, 16th Esri India User Conference, 2015, pp. 1–12.

Karnel’ B. A., Zabelin O. F., Vliyanie lesnogo pozhara na vylet semyan u listvennicy daurskoj (Influence of a wildfire on seed emergence in Daurian larch), Gorenie i pozhary v lesu, Krasnoyarsk: ILiD SO AN SSSR, 1978, p. 178.

Kashian D. M., Romme W. H., Tinker D. B., Turner M. G., Ryan M. G., Postfire changes in forest carbon storage over a 300-year chronosequence of Pinus contorta‐dominated forests, Ecological Monographs, 2013, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 49–66.

Kasischke E. S., Bruhwiler L. P., Emissions of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane from boreal wildfires in 1998, Journal of geophysical research, 2003, Vol. 108, No D1, P. FFR2.1-FFR2.14

Kawahigashi M., Prokushkin A., Sumida H., Effect of fire on solute release from organic horizons under larch forest in Central Siberian permafrost terrain, Geoderma, 2011, Vol. 166, No 1, pp. 171–180.

Keeley J. E., Fotheringham C. J., Role of fire in regeneration from seed [in:] Seeds: the ecology of regeneration in plant communities, 2000, Vol. 2, pp. 311–330.

Kelly L. T., Brotons L., Using fire to promote biodiversity, Science, 2017, Vol. 355, No. 6331, pp. 1264–1265.

Khanina L., Bobrovsky M., Value of large Quercus robur fallen logs in enhancing the species diversity of vascular plants in an old-growth mesic broad-leaved forest in the Central Russian Upland, Forest Ecology and Management, 2021, Vol. 491, Article 119172.

Kharuk V. I., Ponomarev E. I., Ivanova G. A., Dvinskaya M. L., Coogan S. C., Flannigan M. D., Wildfires in the Siberian taiga, Ambio, 2021, pp. 1–22.

Kirdyanov A. V., Saurer M., Siegwolf R., Knorre A. A., Prokushkin A. S., Churakova O. V., Fonti M. V., Büntgen U., Long-term ecological consequences of wildfires in the continuous permafrost zone of Siberia, Environmental Research Letters, 2020, Vol. 15, No 3, Article 034061.

Kochunova N. A. Ispol’zovanie derevorazrushayushchih gribov klassa Basidiomycetes v netradicionnoj medicine (Amurskaya oblast’) (The application of wood-destroying fungi of Basidiomycetes class in alternative medicine (the Amur region)), Byulleten’ fiziologii i patologii dyhaniya, 2014, No 51, pp. 112–117.

Kodandapani N., Cochrane M. A., Sukumar R., A comparative analysis of spatial, temporal, and ecological characteristics of wildfires in seasonally dry tropical ecosystems in the Western Ghats, India, Forest Ecology and Management, 2008, Vol. 256, pp. 607–617.

Kogler C., Rauch P., A discrete-event simulation model to test multimodal strategies for a greener and more resilient wood supply, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2019, Vol. 49, No 10, pp. 1173–1328.

Kirkland G. L., Snoddy H. W., Amsler T. L., Impact of fire on small mammals and amphibians in a central Appalachian deciduous forest, The American Midland Naturalist, 1996, Vol. 135, рр. 253–260.

Konev E. V., Fizicheskie osnovy goreniya rastitelnyh materialov (Physical bases of combustion of plant materials), Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1977, 239 с.

Korotkov V. N., Osnovnye koncepcii i metody vosstanovleniya prirodnyh lesov Vostochnoj Evropy (Basic concepts and methods of restoration of natural forests in Eastern Europe), Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2017, Vol. 2, No 1, DOI:10.21685/2500-0578-2017-1-1.

Korovin G. N., Isaev A. S., Ohrana lesov ot pozharov kak vazhnejshij element nacional’noj bezopasnosti Rossii (Protection of forests from fires as the most important element of the national security of Russia), Zashchita naseleniya i territorij pri chrezvychajnyh situaciyah v mirnoe i voennoe vremya kak sostavnaya chast’ nacional’noj bezopasnosti Rossii (Protection of the population and territories in emergency situations in peacetime and wartime as an integral part of the national security of Russia), 1997, pp. 91–95.

Kovaleva N. M., Zhila S. V., Ivanova G. A., Formirovanie zhivogo napochvennogo pokrova na nachal’noj stadii pirogennoj sukcessii v sosnyakah Nizhnego Priangar’ya (Formation of a living ground cover at the initial stage of pyrogenic succession in pine forests of the Lower Angara region), Hvojnye boreal’noj zony, 2012, Vol. 30, No 3–4, pp. 265–269.

Krasnoshchekova E. N., Kosov I. V., Ivanova G. A., Vozdejstvie vysokih temperatur na mikroartropod pochv pri pozharah v listvennichnikah Nizhnego Priangar’ya (The impact of high temperatures on soil microarthropods during fires in larch forests of the Lower Angara region), Hvojnye boreal’noj zony, 2008, Vol. 25, No 3–4, pp. 250–256.

Krejndlin M. L., Kak ocenit’ ushcherb ot pozharov? Na primere sobolya, 2019, URL: https://greenpeace.ru/expert-opinions/2019/08/02/kak-ocenit-ushherb-ot-pozharov-na-primere-sobolja/ (2021, 06 July).

Krugova T. M., Pirogennaya transformaciya naseleniya murav’ev lugov-zalezhej i redkostojnyh listvennichnyh lesov v Tigirekskom zapovednike (Pyrogenic transformation of the population of ants in fallow meadows and sparse larch forests in the Tigirek reserve), Trudy Tigirekskogo zapovednika, 2010, No 3, p. 22–29.

Kryukova M. V., Sostoyanie redkih i ischezayushchih vidov rastenij Nizhnego Priamur’ya v svyazi s katastroficheskimi pozharami (State of rare and endangered plants’ species of Lower Priamurie related to catastrophic fires), Problemy regional’noj ekologii, 2009, No 4, pp. 173–177.

Kuczera G., Prediction of water yield reductions following a bushfire in ash-mixed species eucalypt forest, Journal of Hydrology, 1987, Vol. 94, No 3–4, pp. 215–236.

Kuleshova L. V., Korotkov V. N., Potapova N. A., Evstigneev O. I., Kozlenko A. B., Rusanova O. M., Kompleksnyj analiz poslepozharnyh sukcessij v lesah Kostomukshskogo zapovednika (Kareliya) (Complex analysis of postfire successions in foresys of Kostomuksha state nature reserve), Byullyuten’ Moskovskogo obshchestva ispytatelej prirody, Otdelenie Biologiya, 1996, Vol. 101, Iss. 4, pp. 3–15.

Kurbatskij N. P., Issledovaniya kolichestva i svojstv lesnyh goryuchih materialov (Studies of the amount and properties of forest combustible materials), Voprosy lesnoj pirologii, Krasnoyarsk, 1972, pp. 5–59.

Kur’yanova T. K., Platonov A. D., Kosichenko N. E., Snegireva S. N., Chebotarev V. V., Makarov A. V., Vliyanie vida pozhara na strukturu i kachestvo drevesiny sosny (Effects of fire on the structure and quality of pine wood), Politematicheskij setevoj elektronnyj nauchnyj zhurnal Kubanskogo gosudarstvennogo agrarnogo universiteta, 2011, No 74, pp. 1–14.

Landguth E. L., Holden Z. A., Graham J., Stark B., Mokhtari E. B., Kaleczyc E. Anderson S., Urbanski S., Jolly M., Semmens E. O., Warren D. A., The delayed effect of wildfire season particulate matter on subsequent influenza season in a mountain west region of the USA, Environment international, 2020, Vol. 139, Article 105668.

Lane P. N. J., Feikema P. M. Modelling the long-term water yield impact of wildfire and other forest disturbance in Eucalypt forests, Environmental Modelling & Software, 2010, Vol. 25, pp. 467–478.

Lamont B. B., He T., Yan Z., Evolutionary history of fire‐stimulated resprouting, flowering, seed release and germination, Biological Reviews, 2019, Vol. 94, No 3, pp. 903–928.

Larson A. J., Cansler C. A., Cowdery S. G., Hiebert S., Furniss T. J., Swanson M. E., Lutz J. A., Post-fire morel (Morchella) mushroom abundance, spatial structure, and harvest sustainability, Forest Ecology and Management, 2016, Vol. 377, pp. 16–25.

Latty E. F., Canham C. D., Marks P. L. The effects of land-use history on soil properties and nutrient dynamics in northern hardwood forests of the Adirondack Mountains, Ecosystems, 2004, Vol. 7, No 2, pp. 193–207.

Lazarina M., Devalez J., Neokosmidis L., Sgardelis S. P., Kallimanis A. S., Tscheulin T., Tsalkatis P., Kourtidou M., Mizerakis V., Nakas G., Palaiologou P., Moderate fire severity is best for the diversity of most of the pollinator guilds in Mediterranean pine forests, Ecology, 2019, Vol. 100, No 3, Article e02615.

Leak M. Passuello R. Tyler B., I’ve seen fire. I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen muddy waters that I thought would never clear again, WaterWorks, 2003, No 6, pp. 38–44.

Lee C., Schlemme C., Murray J., Unsworth R., The cost of climate change: Ecosystem services and wildland fires, Ecological Economics, 2015, Vol. 116, pp. 261–269.

Letnic M., Tamayo B., Dickman C. R. The responses of mammals to La Niña (ENSO)-associated rainfall, predation and wildfire in arid Australia, Journal of Mammalogy, 2005, Vol. 86, pp. 689–703.

Lesnoj forum Grinpis, Pozhary na prirodnyh territoriyah (Fires in natural areas), URL: http://www.forestforum.ru/fires.php (23.07.2021).

Levchenko K. V., O vliyanii lesnyh pozharov na bioraznoobrazie gornyh lesov Krymskogo zapovednika (On the influence of wildfires on the biodiversity of mountain forests of the Crimean reserve), Aktual’nye problemy botaniki i ohrany prirody: Sbornik nauchnyh statej Mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii, posvyashchennoj 150-letiyu so dnya rozhdeniya professora G. F. Morozova, Simferopol: “Аrial”, 2017, рр. 234–238.

Lipatnikov E. P., Vin’kovskaya O. P., Vliyanie pozharov na chislennost’ kabana (Sus scrofa sibiricus L., 1758) na territorii Petrovsk-Zabajkal’skogo lesnichestva (Zabajkal’skij kraj) (Influence of wildfires on quantity of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) on the territory of Petrovsk-Zabaikalskiy forestry (Zabaikalskiy region)), Bajkal’skij zoologicheskij zhurnal, 2012, No 1 (9), pp. 83–89.

Liu J., Drummond J. R., Li Q., Gille J. C., Ziskin D. C., Satellite mapping of CO emission from wildfires in Northwest America using MOPITT measurements, Remote Sensing of Environment, 2005, Vol. 95, pp. 502–516.

Ludwig S. M., Alexander H. D., Kielland K., Mann P. J., Natali S. M., Ruess R. W. Fire severity effects on soil carbon and nutrients and microbial processes in a Siberian larch forest, Global change biology, 2018, Vol. 24, No 12, pp. 5841–5852.

Lukina N. V. Geraskina A. P., Gornov A. V., Shevchenko N. E., Kuprin A. V., Chernov T. I., Chumachenko S. I., Shanin V. N., Kuznecova A. I., Teben’kova D. N., Gornova M. V., Bioraznoobrazie i klimatoreguliruyushchie funkcii lesov: aktual’nye voprosy i perspektivy issledovanij (Biodiversity and climate regulating functions of forests: current issues and prospects for research) Voprosy lesnoj nauki, 2020, Vol. 3, No 4, pp. 1–90, DOI 10.31509/2658-607x-2020-3-4-1-90.

Lukina N. V., Polyanskaya L. M., Orlova M. A., Pitatel’nyj rezhim pochv severotaezhnyh lesov (Nutrient regime of soils of northern taiga forests), Мoscow: Nauka, 2008, 342 p.

Lukina N. V., Geraskina A. P., Gornov A. V., Shevchenko N. E., Kuprin A. V., Chernov T. I., Chumachenko S. I., Shanin V. N., Kuznetsova A. I., Tebenkova D. N., Gornova M. V., Biodiversity and climate-regulating functions of forests: current issues and research prospects, Forest science issues, 2021, Vol. 4, No 1, pp. 1–60.

Lupyan E. A., Bartalev S. A., Balashov I. V., Egorov V. A., Ershov D. V., Kobec D. A., Sen’ko K. S., Stycenko F. V., Sychugov I. G., Sputnikovyj monitoring lesnyh pozharov v 21 veke na territorii Rossijskoj Federacii (cifry i fakty po dannym detektirovaniya aktivnogo goreniya) (Satellite monitoring of wildfires in the 21st century on the territory of the Russian Federation (figures and facts provided by the detection of active combustion)), Sovremennye problemy distancionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2017, Vol. 14, No 6, pp. 158–175.

Lust N., Geudens G., Nachtergale L. Aspects of biodiversity of Scots pine forests in Europe, Silva Gandavensis, 2001, Vol. 66, pp. 16–39.

Lyon J. P., O’Connor J. P., Smoke on the water: Can riverine fish populations recover following a catastrophic fire-related sediment slug? Austral. Ecology, 2008, Vol. 33, No. 6, pp. 794–806.

MacDonald K., Scherjon F., van Veen E., Vaesen K., Roebroeks W., Middle Pleistocene fire use: The first signal of widespread cultural diffusion in human evolution, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021, Vol. 118, No 31, Article e2101108118.

Makarov V. P., Malyh O. F., Gorbunov I. V., Pak L. N., Zhelibo T. V., Banshchikova E. A., Sostoyanie i estestvennoe vozobnovlenie sosnovyh lesov posle pozharov v prigorodnoj zone Chity (Status and natural regeneration of pine forests after fires in the suburban area of the city of Chita), Uspekhi sovremennogo estestvoznaniya, 2016, No 10, pp. 79–83.

Makarov V. P., Malyh O. F., Gorbunov I. V., Pak L. N., Zima Yu. V., Banshchikova E. A., Zhelibo T. V., Vliyanie pozharov na floristicheskoe raznoobrazie sosnovyh lesov Vostochnogo Zabajkal’ya (Influence of fires on pine forest floristic diversity of the Eastern Transbaikal territory), Izvestiya vysshih uchebnyh zavedenij, Lesnoj zhurnal, 2019, No 1, pp. 77–86.

Maksimova E. Yu., Kudinova A. G., Abakumov E. V., Funkcional’naya aktivnost’ pochvennyh mikrobnyh soobshchestv postpirogennyh ostrovnyh sosnovyh lesov g. Tol’yatti Samarskoj oblasti (Functional activity of soil microbial communities in post-fire pine stands of Tolyatti, Samara oblastPochvovedenie, 2017, No 2, pp. 249–255.

Malmström A., Persson T., Ahlström K., Gongalsky K. B., Bengtsson J., Dynamics of soil meso- and macrofauna during a 5-year period after clear-cut burning in a boreal forest, Appl. Soil Ecol., 2009, Vol. 43, pp. 61–74.

Manning P., Plas F., Soliveres S., Allan E., Maestre F. T., Mace G., Whittingham M. J., Fischer M., Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality, Nature ecology and evolution, 2018, Vol. 2, No 3. 427 p.

Marks-Block T., Lake F. K., Curran L. M., Effects of understory fire management treatments on California Hazelnut, an ecocultural resource of the Karuk and Yurok Indians in the Pacific Northwest, Forest Ecology and Management, 2019, Vol. 450, Article 117517.

Mataix-Solera J., Guerrero C., García-Orenes F., Bárcenas G. M., Torres M. P., Wildfire effects on soil microbiology, [in:] Fire effects on soils and restoration strategies, CRC Press, 2009, pp. 149–192.

Matveeva T. A., Vliyanie pozharov raznoj sily na vozobnovlenie listvennicy sibirskoj (Influence of fires of different strength on the renewal of Siberian larch), Racional’noe prirodopol’zovanie osnova ustojchivogo razvitiya: materialy Vserossijskoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii s mezhdunarodnym uchastiem, Grozny: Аlef, 2020, pp. 302–307.

Maxwell J. D., Call A., Clair S. B. S., Wildfire and topography impacts on snow accumulation and retention in montane forests, Forest ecology and management, 2019, Vol. 432, pp. 256–263.

McFarlane A. C., Van Hooff M., Impact of childhood exposure to a natural disaster on adult mental health: 20-year longitudinal follow-up study, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 2009, Vol. 195, No 2, рр. 142–148.

McLauchlan K. K., Higuera P. E., Miesel J., Rogers B. M., Schweitzer J., Shuman J. K., … & Watts A. C., Fire as a fundamental ecological process: Research advances and frontiers, Journal of Ecology, 2020, Vol. 108, No 5, рр. 2047–2069.

Medvedeva M. V., Bahmet O. N., Anan’ev V. A., Moshnikov S. A., Mamaj A. V., Moshkina E. V., Timofeeva V. V., Izmenenie biologicheskoj aktivnosti pochv v hvojnyh nasazhdeniyah posle pozhara v srednej tajge Karelii (Сhanges in soil’ biological activity in a coniferous forest standafter a wildfire in the republic of Karelia), Lesovedenie, 2020, No 6, pp. 560–574.

Meigs G. W.  Donato D. C., Campbell J. L., Martin J. G., Law B. E., Wildfire impacts on carbon uptake, storage, and emission: the role of burn severity in the Eastern Cascades, Oregon, Ecosystems, 2009, Vol. 12, No 8, pp. 1246–1267.

Melekhov I. S., Vliyanie pozharov na les (The impact of fires on the forest), Moscow, Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe lesotekhnicheskoe izdatel’stvo, 1948, 126 p.

Merzdorf J., Boreal Wildfires Could Release Deep Soil Carbon, 2019, URL: https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2905/boreal-forest-fires-could-release-deep-soil-carbon/ (2021, 14 July).

Metodicheskie rekomendacii po vosproizvodstvu raznovozrastnyh shirokolistvennyh lesov evropejskoj chasti SSSR (na osnove populyacionnogo analiza) (Methodological recommendations for the reproduction of broad-leaved forests of different ages in the European part of the USSR (based on population analysis)), Мoscow: VASKHNIL, 1989, 19 p.

Mikkelson K. M., Dickenson E. R. V., Maxwell R. M., McCray J. E., Sharp J. O., Water-quality impacts from climate-induced forest die-off, Nature Climate Change, 2013, No 3, рр. 218–222.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Ecosystems and Human Wellbeing: Synthesis. Washington, DC: Island Press. 2005, URL: http://www.millenniumassessment.org/en/Reports.aspx# (2021, 05 July).

Miller J. E. D., Safford H. D., Are plant community responses to wildfire contingent upon historical disturbance regimes? Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2020, Vol. 29, No 10, рр. 1621–1633.

Miller R. F., Chambers J. C., Pyke D. A., Pierson F. B., Williams C. J., A review of fire effects on vegetation and soils in the Great Basin region: Response and site characteristics, Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-308, Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2013, 126 p.

Miller R. G., Tangney R., Enright N. J., Fontaine J. B., Merritt D. J., Ooi M. K. J., Ruthrof K. X., Miller B. P., Mechanisms of Fire Seasonality Effects on Plant Populations, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1104–1117.

Min Z., Haiqing H., The effect of wildfire on microorganism in soil, Journal of Northeast Forestry University, 2002, Vol. 30, No. 4, рр. 44–46.

Miranda A. I., An integrated numerical system to estimate air quality effects of wildfires, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2004, Vol. 13, pp. 217–226.

Mola J. M., Williams N. M., Fire‐induced change in floral abundance, density, and phenology benefits bumble bee foragers, Ecosphere, 2018, Vol. 9. No 1, Article e02056.

Molchanov A. A., Vliyanie lesnyh pozharov na drevostoi (Impact of wildfires on forest stands), Мoscow: AN SSSR, 1954, pp. 314–335.

Molina J. R., González-Cabán A., Rodríguez S. F., Potential Effects of Climate Change on Fire Behavior, Economic Susceptibility and Suppression Costs in Mediterranean Ecosystems: Córdoba Province, Spain, Forests, 2019, Vol. 10, No 8, Article 679.

Monitoring soobshchestv na garyah i upravlenie pozharami v zapovednikah (Monitoring of communities in burnt areas and management of fires in reserves), Мoscow, 2002, 276 p.

Moody J. A. Martin D. A., Initial hydrologic and geomorphic response following a wildfire in the Colorado Front Range Earth Surf, Processes Landforms, 2001a, Vol. 26, No 10, рр. 1049–1070.

Moody J. A., Martin D. A., Post-fire rainfall intensity-peak discharge relations for three mountainous watersheds in the western USA, Hydrological processes, 2001b, Vol. 15, No 15, 2981–2993.

Mordkovich V. G., Berezina O. G., Vliyanie pozhara na naselenie pedobiontov berezovo-osinovogo kolka yuzhnoj lesostepi Zapadnoj Sibiri (Effect of fire on the pedobiont communities of a birch-aspen grove in the southern forest-steppe of west Siberia), Evrazijskij entomologicheskij zhurnal, 2009, Vol. 8, pp. 279–283.

Moretti M., Duelli P., Obrist M., Biodiversity and resilience of arthropod communities after fire disturbance in temperate forests, Oecologia, 2006, Vol. 149, рр. 312–327.

Moritz M. A., Batllori E., Bradstock R. A., Gill A. M., Handmer J., Hessburg P. F., … & Syphard A. D., Learning to coexist with wildfire, Nature, 2014, Vol. 515, No 7525, P. 58–66.

Nadporozhskaya M. A., Pavlov B. A., Mirin D. M., Yakkonen K. L., Sedova A. M., Vliyanie lesnyh pozharov na formirovanie profilya podzolov (The influence of wildfires on the formation of the profile of podzols), Biosfera, 2020, Vol. 12, No 1–2, pp. 32–43.

National Research Council, Hydrologic effects of a changing forest landscape, National Academies Press, 2008, 180 p.

Naumov P. P., Prichiny istoricheskogo dinamizma areala i chislennosti sobolya v Rossii (Reasons for the historical dynamism of the range and abundance of sable in Russia), Sbornik materialov I Mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii “Gumanitarnye aspekty ohoty i ohotnich’ego hozyajstva” (Irkutsk, 4–7 aprelya 2014), Irkutsk: Irkutskaya gosudarstvennaya sel’skohozyajstvennaya akademiya, 2014, pp. 14–24.

Naumova N. B., Biomassa i aktivnost’ pochvennyh mikroorganizmov posle nizovogo pozhara v sosnovom lesu (Biomass and activity of soil microorganisms after a surface fire in a pine forest), Pochvovedenie, 2008, Vol. 8, pp. 984–987.

Neary D. G., Gottfried G. J., Ffolliott P. F., In Post-Wildfire Watershed Flood Responses, 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress and 5th Symposium on Fire Forest Meteorology, Orlando, FL, November 16–20, 2003, American Meterological Society: Boston, MA, 2003, р. 7.

Nesgovorova N. P., Savel’ev V. G., Ivleva I. V., Evseev V. V., Dinamika vosstanovleniya lesnyh biogeocenozov posle verhovyh pozharov: regional’nyj aspekt (Dynamics of recovery after forest ecosystems crown fires: regional aspect), Vestnik KGU, 2015, No 4, pp. 68–76.

Neshataev V. Yu., Antropogennaya dinamika tayozhnoj rastitel’nosti Evropejskoj Rossii (Anthropogenic dynamics of taiga vegetation in European Russia), Diss. … dokt. biol. nauk, St. Petersburg, 2017, 312 p.

Neumann F. G., Tolhurst K., Effects of fuel reduction burning on epigeal arthropods and earthworms in dry sclerophyll eucalypt forest of west‐central Victoria, Australian Journal of Ecology, 1991, Vol. 16, No 3, рр. 315–330.

Nyman P., Smith H. G., Sherwin C. B., Langhans C., Lane P. N., Sheridan G. J., Predicting sediment delivery from debris flows after wildfire, Geomorphology, 2015, Vol. 250, рр. 173–186.

Odum E. P., The strategy of ecosystem development, The ecological design and planning reader, Island Press, Washington, DC, 2014, рр. 203–216.

Orlova M. A., Elementarnaya edinica lesnogo biogeocenoticheskogo pokrova dlya ocenki ekosistemnyh funkcij lesov (Elementary unit of the forest biogeocenotic cover for investigation of forest ecosystem functions), Trudy Karel’skogo nauchnogo centra. Seriya Ekologicheskie issledovaniya, 2013, No 6, pp. 126–132.

Ostroshenko V. V., Vozdejstvie lesnyh pozharov na nedrevesnye resursy lesnyh ekosistem Priohot’ya (Affecting of wildfires unarboreal resources of forest ecosystems of Priohotye), Aktual’nye problemy lesnogo kompleksa, 2012, No 33, pp. 99–104.

Paletto A., Ferretti F., De Meo I., Cantiani P., Focacci M., Ecological and environmental role of deadwood in managed and unmanaged forests [in:] Sustainable Forest Management — Current Research (eds. G. M. Garcia, J. D. Casero), 2012, рр. 219–238.

Panin I. A., Zalesov S. V., Vosstanovlenie resursov dikorastushchih yagodnikov v postpirogennyh biogeocenozah gornogo Urala (Regeneration of the resources of wild fruit plants in the post-fire biogeocenoses of mountain Ural), Vestnik Povolzhskogo gosudarstvennogo tekhnologicheskogo univepsiteta. Seriya: Lesnya Ekologiya. Prirodopol’zovanie, 2018, No 3 (39), pp. 68–75.

Parker T. J., Clancy K. M., Mathiasen R. L., Interactions among fire, insects and pathogens in coniferous forests of the interior western United States and Canada, Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 2006, Vol. 8, No 3, рр. 167–189.

Pastro L. A., Dickman C. R., Letnic M., Fire type and hemisphere determine the effects of fire on the alpha and beta diversity of vertebrates: a global meta‐analysis, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 2014, Vol. 23, рр. 1146–1156.

Pastro L. A., Dickman C.R., Letnic M., Burning for biodiversity or burning biodiversity? Prescribed burn vs. wildfire impacts on plants, lizards and mammals, Ecological Applications, 2011, Vol. 21, рр. 3238–3253.

Pausas J. G., Generalized fire response strategies in plants and animals, Oikos, 2019, Vol. 128. рр. 147–153.

Payette S., Fire as a controlling process in the North American boreal forests [in:] A system analysis of the global boreal forest (eds. H. H. Shugart, R. Leemans, G. B. Bonan), Cambridge, 1992, pp. 216–240.

Perez-Quezada J. F., Urrutia P., Olivares-Rojas J., Meijide A., Sánchez-Cañete E. P., Gaxiola A. Long term effects of fire on the soil greenhouse gas balance of an old-growth temperate rainforest, Science of the Total Environment, 2021, Vol. 755, Article 142442.

Peters E. B., Wythers K. R., Bradford J. B., Reich P. B., Influence of disturbance on temperate forest productivity, Ecosystems, 2013, Vol. 16, No 1, рр. 95–110.

Pikunov D. G., Seredkin, I. V., Muhacheva A. S., Monitoring sostoyaniya populyacij krupnyh hishchnyh mlekopitayushchih na yugo-zapade Primorskogo kraya (State monitoring of large predatory mammals populations in the southwest of Primorskyi krai), Izvestiya Samarskogo nauchnogo centra Rossijskoj akademii nauk, 2009, Vol. 11 (1–2), pp. 124–128.

Pilz D., McLain R., Alexander S., Villarreal-Ruiz L., Berch S., Wurtz T. L., Parks C. G., McFarlane E., Baker B., Molina R., Smith J. E., Ecology and Management of Morels Harvested from the Forests of western North America, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-710, Portland, OR, USA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 2007, 161 p.

Ponisio L. C., Wilkin K., M’Gonigle L. K., Kulhanek K., Cook L., Thorp R., Griswold T., Kremen C., Pyrodiversity begets plant-pollinator community diversity, Global change biology, 2016, Vol. 22, No 5, рр. 1794–1808.

Ponomarev E. I., Shvecov E. G., Sputnikovoe detektirovanie lesnyh pozharov i geoinformacionnye metody kalibrovki rezul’tatov (Satellite detection of wildfires and geoinformation methods for calibrating of the result), Issledovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2015, No 1, pp. 84–91.

Ponomarev E. I., Shvecov E. G., Usataya Yu. O., Registraciya energeticheskih harakteristik pozharov v lesah Sibiri distancionnymi sredstvami (Registration of wildfire energy characteristics in Siberian forests using remote sensing), Issledovanie Zemli iz kosmosa, 2017, No 4, pp. 3–11.

Postanovlenie Pravitel’stva RF ot 10. 11. 2015, No 1213 “O vnesenii izmenenij v Pravila protivopozharnogo rezhima v Rossijskoj Federacii” (“On amendments to the Fire Safety Regulations in the Russian Federation”), URL: https://base.garant.ru/71244122/ (23.06.2021).

Popov N. A., Dubovye lesa Yuzhnogo Primor’ya i vliyanie na nih pozharov (Oak forests of the Southern Primorye and the impact of fires on them), Doklad na sekcii lesnoj i derevoobrabatyvayushchej promyshlennosti, Vladivostok, 1961, 11 p.

Potapova N. A., Naselenie zhuzhelic na vosstanavlivayushchihsya garyah (Population of ground beetles on recovering burnt areas), Problemy pochvennoj zoologii, Kniga 2, Ashgabat, 1984, рр. 60–61.

Potapova N. A., Pochvennye bespozvonochnye (mezofauna) — 20 let nablyudenij v Okskom zapovednike (Soil invertebrates (mesofauna) — 20 years of observations in the Oka nature reserve), Monitoring soobshchestv na garyah i upravlenie pozharami v zapovednikah, Moscow: VNIIPriroda, 2002, pp. 57–65.

Pourreza M., Hosseini S. M., Sinegani A. A. S., Matinizadeh M., Alavai S. J., Herbaceous species diversity in relation to fire severity in Zagros oak forests, Iran, Journal of Forestry Research, 2014, Vol. 25, pp. 113–120.

Pressler Y., Moore J. C., Cotrufo M. F., Belowground community responses to fire: meta‐analysis reveals contrasting responses of soil microorganisms and mesofauna, Oikos, 2019, Vol. 128, No 3, рр. 309–327.

Prestemon J. P., Holmes T. P., Market dynamics and optimal timber salvage after a natural catastrophe, Forest Science, 2004, Vol. 50, No 4, рр. 495–511.

Puchkov P. V., Nekompensirovannye vyurmskie vymiraniya Soobshchenie 2. Preobrazovanie sredy gigantskimi fitofagami (Uncompensated Wurm extinctions Message 2. Transformation of the environment by giant phytophages), Vestnik zoologii, 1992, Vol. 1, p. 58.

Pushkin A. V., Mashkin V. I., K voprosu izucheniya vliyaniya prirodnyh pozharov na ohotnich’yu faunu (Оn the study of the influence of wild-fires on game animals), Lesa Rossii i hozyajstvo v nih, 2014, No 4 (51), pp. 17–22.

Pushkin A. V., Ob izuchenii vliyaniya prirodnyh pozharov na ohotnich’yu faunu i ohothozyajstvennuyu deyatel’nost’ (On the study of the impact of wildfires on the hunting fauna and hunting activities), Gumanitarnye aspekty ohoty i ohotnich’ego hozyajstva: Sbornik materialov I mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii (Irkutsk, 4–7 aprelya 2014), Irkutsk: Ottisk, 2014, pp. 34–40.

Rahn M., Wildfire impact analysis, San Diego, CA: San Diego State University, 2009, рр. 1–15.

Reazin C., Morris S., Smith J. E., Cowan A. D., Jumpponen A., Fires of differing intensities rapidly select distinct soil fungal communities in a Northwest US ponderosa pine forest ecosystem, Forest Ecology and Management, 2016, Vol. 377, P. 118–127.

Reid C. E., Brauer M., Johnston F. H., Jerrett M., Balmes J. R., Elliott C. T., Critical review of health impacts of wildfire smoke exposure, Environmental health perspectives, 2016, Vol. 124, No 9, рр. 1334–1343.

Reid C. E., Maestas M. M., Wildfire smoke exposure under climate change: impact on respiratory health of affected communities, Current opinion in pulmonary medicine, 2019, Vol. 25, No 2, рр. 179–187.

Rejmers N. F., Rol’ kedrovki Nucifraga caryocatactes i myshevidnyh gryzunov v kedrovyh lesah Yuzhnogo Pribajkal’ya (The role of the nutcrackers Nucifraga Caryocatactes and murine rodents in the siberian pine forests of the southern Baikal region), Russkij ornitologicheskij zhurnal, 2015, Vol. 2, No 1185, pp. 3192–3200.

Revuckaya, O. L., Glagolev V. A. Fetisov D. M., Vliyanie pozharov na prostranstvennoe raspredelenie ohotnich’ih mlekopitayushchih Evrejskoj avtonomnoj oblasti (Influence of fires on the spatial distribution of hunting mammals in the Jewish Autonomous Region), Regional’nye problemy, 2018, Vol. 21, No 4, pp. 5–17.

Rhoades C. C. Entwistle D. Butler D., The influence of wildfire extent and severity on streamwater chemistry, sediment and temperature following the Hayman Fire, Colorado, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2011, Vol. 20, No 3, P. 430–442.

Richter C., Rejmánek M., Miller J. E., Welch K. R., Weeks J., Safford H., The species diversity × fire severity relationship is hump‐shaped in semiarid yellow pine and mixed conifer forests, Ecosphere, 2019, Vol. 10, No 10, Article e02882.

Robertson K. M., Platt W. J., Faires C. E., Patchy fires promote regeneration of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) in pine savannas, Forests, 2019, Vol. 10, No 5, рр. 1–16.

Rogers H. M., Ditto J. C., Gentner D. R., Evidence for impacts on surface-level air quality in the northeastern US from long-distance transport of smoke from North American fires during the Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study (LISTOS) 2018, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2020, Vol. 20, No 2, pp. 671–682.

Rosenzweig M. L., Species Diversity in Space and Time, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, p. 460.

Ryan M. G., Binkley D., Fownes J. H., Age-related decline in forest productivity: pattern and process, Advances in ecological research, 1997, Vol. 27, рр. 213–262.

Rybalova O. V., Metod identifikacii bassejnov malyh rek s nizkoj ustojchivost’yu k antropogennoj nagruzke (Method for identification of small river basins with low resistance to anthropogenic load), Okruzhayushchaya sreda i zdorov’e, Kiev: NPC “Ekologіya. Nauka. Tekhnіka” Tovaristva “Znannya” Ukraїn, 2004, No 2, pp. 37–48.

Sackmann P., Farji-Brener A., Effect of fire on ground beetles and ant assemblages along an environmental gradient in NW Patagonia: Does habitat type matter? Ecoscience, 2006, Vol. 13, No 3, рр. 360–371.

Safonov M. A., Pirogennye sukcessii mikocenozov ksilotrofnyh gribov (Pyrogenic suctsessia of xylotrofy mushrooms mycocinoz), Vestnik Orenburgskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, 2006, No 4, pp. 88–92.

Saint-Germain M., Larrivée M., Drapeau P., Fahrig L., Buddle C. M., Short-term response of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) to fire and logging in a spruce-dominated boreal landscape, Forest Ecology and Management, 2005, Vol. 212, No (1–3), рр. 118–126.

Sannikov S. N., Estestvennoe vozobnovlenie sosny na sploshnyh vyrubkah i garyah i puti ego uluchsheniya (Natural renewal of pine in clear-cut and burnt-out areas and ways to improve it), Priroda i lesnoe hozyajstvo Pripyshminskih borov, 1997, рр. 23–26.

Sapozhnikov A. P., Karpachevskij L. O., Il’ina L. S., Poslepozharnoe pochvoobrazovanie v kedrovo-shirokolistvennyh lesah (Post-fire soil formation in cedar-deciduous forests), Lesnoj vestnik, 2001, No 1, pp. 132–164.

Sapozhnikov A. P., Rol’ ognya v formirovanii lesnyh pochv (The role of fire in the formation of forest soils), Ekologiya, 1976, No 1, pp. 42–46.

Shakesby R. A., Doerr S. H., Wildfire as a hydrological and geomorphological agent, Earth-Science Reviews, 2006, Vol. 74, No 3–4, рр. 269–307.

Sheppard S., Picard P., Visual-quality impacts of forest pest activity at the landscape level: a synthesis of published knowledge and research needs, Landscape and Urban Planning, 2006, Vol. 77, No 4, pp. 321–342.

Sheshukov M. A., Vliyanie pozharov na razvitie taezhnyh biogeocenozov (The influence of fires on the development of taiga biogeocenoses), Gorenie i pozhary v lesu, Chast’ III: Lesnye pozhary i ih posledstviya, Krasnoyarsk, 1979, рр. 81–96.

Shive K., Preisler H., Welch K., Safford H., Butz R. J., O’Hara K., Stephens S. L. Scaling stand-scale measurements to landscape-scale predictions of forest regeneration after disturbance: the importance of spatial pattern, Ecological Applications, 2018, Vol. 28, pp. 1626–1639.

Shpilevskaya N. S., Katkova E. N., Vliyanie pirogennogo faktora na vosstanovlenie lesnoj rastitel’nosti (Belorusskoe poles’e) (Influence of the pyrogenic factor on the restoration of forest vegetation (Belarusian woodlands)), Botanicheskie chteniya, Materialy mezhdunarodnoj nauchno-prakticheskoj konferencii, Ishim, 2011, рр. 113–114.

Shvidenko A., Schepaschenko D., McCallum I., Bottom-up inventory of the carbon fluxes in Northern Eurasia for comparisons with COSAT Level 4 products, Research Report, Laxenburg: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2010, 210 p.

Shvidenko A. Z., Shchepashchenko D. G., Klimaticheskie izmeneniya i lesnye pozhary v Rossii (Climate change and wildfires in Russia), Lesovedenie, 2013, No 5, pp. 50–61.

Silva F. D., Portella A. C. F., Giongo M., Meta-analysis of studies on the effect of fire on forest biomes in relation to fungal microorganisms, Advances in Forestry Science, 2020, Vol. 7, No 1, pp. 931–938.

Simmonds P., Manning A., Derwent R., Ciais P., Ramonet M., Kazan V., Ryall D., A burning question. Can recent growth rate anomalies in the greenhouse gases be attributed to large-scale biomass burning events? Atmospheric Environment, 2005, Vol. 39, pp. 2513–2517.

Skulska I., Salgueiro A. J., Loureiro C., Reducing the risk of fire and increasing the sustainability and economic profitability of the forest sector by way of prescribed burning, Asociacion Española de Economía Agraria, Editorial UPV, 2014, pp. 339–344.

Smirnova O. V., Geraskina A. P., Aleynikov A. A., The concept “complementarity” as the basis for model and nature reconstruction of potential biota in the current climate, Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2018, Vol. 3, No 3, рр. 1–21, DOI: 10.21685/2500-0578-2018-3-1

Smirnova O. V., Geraskina А. P., Korotkov V. N., Natural zonality of the forest belt of Northern eurasia: myth or reality? Part 2 (literature review), Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology, 2021, Vol. 6, No 2, DOI: 10.21685/2500-0578-2021-2-1

Smirnova O. V., Popadyuk R. V., Zaugol’nova L. B., Hanina L. G., Ocenka poter’ floristicheskogo raznoobraziya v lesnoj rastitel’nosti (na primere zapovednika “Kaluzhskie zaseki”) (Assessment of the loss of floristic diversity in forest vegetation (on the example of the Kaluzhskie zaseki reserve)), Lesovedenie, 1997, No 2, pp. 27–42.

Smith G. R., Edy L. C., Peay K. G., Contrasting fungal responses to wildfire across different ecosystem types, Molecular Ecology, 2021, Vol. 30, No 3, рр. 844–854.

Smith H. G., Sheridan G. J., Lane P. N. J., Nyman P., Haydon S., Wildfire effects on water quality in forest catchments: A review with implications for water supply, Journal of Hydrology, 2011, Vol. 396, No 1–2, рр. 170–192.

Sochilova E. N., Ershov D. V., Kartografirovanie i ocenka povrezhdennyh pozharami lesov i pozharnyh emissij ugleroda po sputnikovym izobrazheniyam vysokogo prostranstvennogo razresheniya (Mapping and assessment of fire damaged forests and fire carbon emissions from satellite images of high spatial resolution), Sovremennye problemy distancionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2007, Vol. 2, No 4, pp. 322–331.

Soja A. J., Cofer W. R., Shugart H. H., Sukhinin A. I., Stackhouse Jr. P. W., McRae D. J., Conard S. G. Estimating fire emissions and disparities in boreal Siberia (1998–2002), Journal of geophysical research, 2004, Vol. 109, D14S06. DOI:10.1029/2004JD004570.

Soos V., Badics E., Incze N., Balazs E., Fire-borne life: A brief review of smoke-induced germination, Natural Product Communications, 2019, Vol. 14, No 9, DOI: 10.1177/1934578X19872925.

Sokolov M. N., Vliyanie nizovyh pozharov na zhiznesposobnost’ sosnyakov Srednego Urala (Influence of ground fires on the viability of pine forests in the Middle Urals), Gorenie i pozhary v lesu, Krasnoyarsk: ILiD SO AN SSSR, 1973, рр. 18–20.

Sorokin N. D., Afanasova E. N., Mikrobiologicheskaya diagnostika sostoyaniya pochv i fillosfery lesnyh ekosistem Sibiri (Microbiological diagnostics of soil stage in the phyllosphere of the woodland ecosystem of Siberia), Izvestiya Rossijskoj akademii nauk. Seriya biologicheskaya, 2012, No 1, pp. 100–108.

Sorokin N. D., Evgrafova S. Yu., Grodnickaya I. D., Vliyanie nizovyh pozharov na biologicheskuyu aktivnost’ kriogennyh pochv Sibiri (Influence of ground fires on the biological activity of cryogenic soils in Siberia), Pochvovedenie, 2000, No 3, pp. 315–319.

Sorokin N. D., Mikrobiologicheskaya diagnostika lesov rastitel’nogo sostoyaniya pochv Srednej Sibiri (Microbiological diagnostics of forests of plant state of soils in Central Siberia), Novosibirsk: Izd-vo SO RAN, 2009, 221 р.

Sosnovchik Yu. F., Metody profilaktiki po vozniknoveniyu lesnyh pozharov v zabajkal’skom krae (Prevention methods for the occurrence of wildfires in the Trans-Baikal Territory), Sovremennye nauchnye issledovaniya: aktual’nye teorii i koncepcii, 2016, рр. 63–69.

Steel Z. L., Koontz M. J., Safford H. D., The changing landscape of wildfire: burn pattern trends and implications for California’s yellow pine and mixed conifer forests, Landscape Ecology, 2018, Vol. 33, рр. 1159–1176.

Stephens S. L., Collins B. M., Fettig C. J., Finney M. A., Hoffman C. M., Knapp E. E., North M. P., Safford H., Wayman R. B., Drought, tree mortality, and wildfire in forests adapted to frequent fire, BioScience, 2018, Vol. 68, No 2, рр. 77–88.

Stone M., Droppo I. G., In-channel surficial fine-grained sediment laminae (Part II): Chemical characteristics and implications for contaminant transport in fluvial systems, Hydrological Processes, 1994, Vol. 8, No 2, рр. 113–124.

Strategiya po snizheniyu pozharnoj opasnosti na OOPT Altae-Sayanskogo ekoregiona (Strategy to reduce the fire hazard in the protected areas of the Altai-Sayan ecoregion), Otchet Instituta lesa im. V. N. Sukacheva, Krasnoyarsk, 2011, 282 р.

Suhomlinov N. R., Suhomlinova V. V., Pirotravmy rastenij v usloviyah hvojno-shirolistvennyh lesov Srednego Priamur’ya i ih indikatornoe znachenie (Fire damage to plants in coniferous-deciduous forests in the middle amur region and their indicator significance), Sibirskij ekologicheskij zhurnal, 2011, Iss. 3, pp. 405–413.

Tang K. H. D., Yap P. S., A Systematic Review of Slash-and-Burn Agriculture as an Obstacle to Future-Proofing Climate Change [in:] Proceedings of the International Conference on Climate Change, 2020, Vol. 4, No 1, pp. 1–19.

Tao Z., He H., Sun C., Tong D., Liang X. Z., Impact of Fire Emissions on US Air Quality from 1997 to 2016–A Modeling Study in the Satellite Era, Remote Sensing, 2020, Vol. 12, No 6, рр. 1–17.

Teben’kova D. N., Lukina N. V., Chumachenko S. I., Danilova M. A., Kuznecova A. I., Gornov A. V., Shevchenko N. E., Kataev A. D., Gagarin Yu. N., Mul’tifunkcional’nost’ i bioraznoobrazie lesnyh ekosistem (Multifunctionality and biodiversity of forest ecosystems), Lesovedenie, 2019, No 5, pp. 341–356.

Telicyn G. P., Ostroshenko V. V., K ocenke ekologicheskih posledstvij lesnyh pozharov (On the assessment of the environmental consequences of wildfires), Aktual’nye problemy lesnogo kompleksa, 2008, No 21–3, pp. 130–133.

The true cost of wildfire in the Western U. S., Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC), 2014, 18 p.

Thom D., Seidl R., Natural disturbance impacts on ecosystem services and biodiversity in temperate and boreal forests, Biological Reviews, 2016, Vol. 91, No 3, рр. 760–781.

Timoshkina O. A., Vliyanie vyrubok i kontroliruemogo vyzhiganiya porubochnyh ostatkov na soobshchestva zhivotnyh (na primere melkih mlekopitayushchih i ptic Vostochnogo Sayana) (Impact of felling and controlled burning of felling residues on animal communities (on the example of small mammals and birds of the Eastern Sayan)), Diss. kand. biol. nauk, Krasnoyarsk, 2004, 181 p.

Trofimov I. T., Bahareva I. Yu., Osobennosti postpirogennoj transformacii dernovo-podzolistyh pochv yugo-zapadnoj chasti lentochnyh borov Altajskogo kraya (Peculiarities of post-pyrogenic transformation of sod-podzolic soils of south-west part of banded forests of the Altai region), Vestnik Altajskogo gosudarstvennogo agrarnogo universiteta, 2007, No 11, pp. 31–35.

Trucchi E., Pitzalis M., Zapparoli M., Bologna M., Short-term effects of canopy and surface fire on centipede (Chilopoda) communities in a semi natural Mediterranean forest, Entomologica Fennica, 2009, Vol. 20, No 3, рр. 129–138.

Tyler M. G., Spoolman S. E., Essentials of Ecology, Belmont (USA): Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2011, 384 p.

Uhova N. L., Esyunin S. L., Belyaeva N. V., Struktura naseleniya i chislennost’ pochvennoj mezofauny v pervichnopirogennom soobshchestve na meste pihto-el’nika vysokotravno-paporotnikovogo (The structure of the population and the number of soil mesofauna in the primary pyrogenic community in the place of the tall-herb-fern fir-spruce forest), Biologicheskoe raznoobrazie zapovednyh territorij: ocenka, ohrana, monitoring, Мoscow; Samara, 1999, pp. 169–175.

Vacchiano G., Foderi C., Berretti R., Marchi E., Motta R., Modeling anthropogenic and natural fire ignitions in an inner-alpine valley, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2018, Vol. 18, No 3. рр. 935–948.

Van der Plas F., Ratcliffe S., Ruiz‐Benito P., Scherer‐Lorenzen M., Verheyen K., … & Allan E., Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealised potential for forest multifunctionality, Ecology letters, 2018, Vol. 21, No 1. рр. 31–42.

Van Klink R., van Laar-Wiersma J., Vorst O., Smit C., Rewilding with large herbivores: Positive direct and delayed effects of carrion on plant and arthropod communities, PloS one, 2020, Vol. 15, No 1, Article e0226946.

Van Meerbeek K., Muys B., Schowanek S. D., Svenning J. C., Reconciling Conflicting Paradigms of Biodiversity Conservation: Human Intervention and Rewilding, BioScience, 2019, Vol. 69, No 12, рр. 997–1007.

Vera F. W. M., Grazing ecology and forest history, Cabi, 2000, 506 p.

Volchatova I. V., Pozhary rastitel’nosti kak faktor snizheniya ob’’ema ekosistemnyh uslug lesov osobo ohranyaemyh prirodnyh territorij (Vegetation fires as a factor of reducing the volume of ecosystem services of forests of specially protected natural areas), Izvestiya vysshih uchebnyh zavedenij, Lesnoj zhurnal, 2019, No 6, pp. 79–91.

Vonskij S. M., Intensivnost’ ognya nizovyh lesnyh pozharov i ee prakticheskoe znachenie (Intensity of fire of ground wildfires and its practical significance), Leningrad: LenNIILH, 1957, 52 p.

Vostochnoevropejskie lesa: istoriya v golocene i sovremennost’ (Eastern European forests: history in Holocene and contemporaneity), Moscow: Nauka, 2004, Vol. 1, 479 p.

Waldrop M. P., Harden W. J., Interactive effects of wildfire and permafrost on microbial communities and soil processes in an Alaskan black spruce forest, Global Change Biology, 2008, Vol. 14, No 11, рр. 2591–2602.

Walker X. J. Rogers B. M., Baltzer J. L., Cumming S. G., Day N. J., Goetz S. J., … & Mack M. C., Cross‐scale controls on carbon emissions from boreal forest megafires, Global Change Biology, 2018, Vol. 24, No 9, рр. 4251–4265.

Walker X. J., Baltzer J. L., Cumming S. G., Day N. J., Ebert C., Goet S., … & Mack M. C., Increasing wildfires threaten historic carbon sink of boreal forest soils, Nature, 2019, Vol. 572, No 7770, рр. 520–523.

Weatherspoon C. P., Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) Buchholz Giant Sequoia, Silvics of North America, 1990, Vol. 1, рр. 552–562.

Wells C. G., DeBano L. F., Lewis C. E., Fredriksen R. L., Franklin E. C., Froelich R. C., Dunn P. H., Effects of Fire on Soil: a State-of-knowledge Review, General Technical Report WO-7.1. USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC, 1979, 134 p.

Whitlock C., Higuera P. E., McWethy D. B., Briles C. E., Paleoecological Perspectives on Fire Ecology: Revisiting the Fire-Regime Concept, The Open Ecology Journal, 2010, Vol. 3, рр. 6–23.

Wiedinmyer C., Quayle B., Geron C., Belote A., McKenzie D., Zhang X., O’Neill S., Wynne K. K., Estimating emissions from fires in North America for air quality modeling, Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 40, No 19, рр. 3419–3432.

Wikars L. O., Schimmel J., Immediate effects of fire-severity on soil invertebrates in cut and uncut pine forests, Forest Ecology and Management, 2001, Vol. 141, No 3, рр. 189–200.

Wildland fire in ecosystems: effects of fire on flora, Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-42-vol. 2, Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2000, 257 p.

Winfree R., Reilly J. R., Bartomeus I., Cariveau D. P., Williams N. M., Gibbs J., Species turnover promotes the importance of bee diversity for crop pollination at regional scales, Science, 2018, Vol. 359, No 6377, рр. 791–793.

Xu R. Yu. P., Abramson M. J., Johnston F. H., Samet J. M., Bell M. L., … & Guo Y., Wildfires, global climate change, and human health, New England Journal of Medicine, 2020, Vol. 383, No. 22, рр. 2173–2181.

Yadav I. C., Devi N. L., Biomass burning, regional air quality, and climate change [in:] Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Edition: Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Elsevier, 2018, рр. 386–391.

Yao J., Brauer M., Wei J., McGrail K. M., Johnston F. H., Henderson S. B., Sub-daily exposure to fine particulate matter and ambulance dispatches during wildfire seasons: a case-crossover study in British Columbia, Canada, Environmental health perspectives, 2020, Vol. 128, No 6, Article 067006.

Yaroshenko A. Yu., S chego nachinayutsya krupnye lesnye pozhary v tajge: primery iz Irkutskoj oblasti (How large wildfires in the taiga begin: examples from the Irkutsk region), Lesnoj forum Grinpis, 2021, URL: http://www.forestforum.ru/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=25720 (06.07.21).

Ying Y. A. N. G., Xiewen H. U., Yan W. A. N. G., Tao J. I. N., Xichao C. A. O., Mei H. A. N., Preliminary study on methods to calculate dynamic reserves of slope erosioning materials transported by post-fire debris flow, Journal of Engineering Geology, 2021, Vol. 29, No. 1, рр. 151–161.

Zalesov A. S., Klassifikaciya lesnyh pozharov, Ekaterinburg: UGLTU, 2011, 15 р.

Zamolodchikov D. G., Grabovskij V. I., Shulyak P. P., Chestnyh O. V. Vliyanie pozharov i zagotovok drevesiny na uglerodnyj balans lesov Rossii (The impacts of fires and clear-cuts on the carbon balance of Russian forests), Lesovedenie, 2013, No 5, pp. 36–49.

Zamolodchikov D. G., Grabovskii V. I., Shulyak P. P., Chestnykh O. V., Recent decrease in carbon sink to Russian forests, Doklady Biological Sciences, 2017, Vol. 476, No 1. рр. 200–202.

Zav’yalov N. A., Petrosyan V. G., Goryajnova Z. I., Mishin A. S., Mogut li bobry pomoch’ v bor’be s lesnymi pozharami v Evropejskoj chasti Rossii? (Can beavers help fight wildfires in European Russia?) Nauchnye issledovaniya v zapovednikah i nacional’nyh parkah Rossii, Petrozavodsk: Karel’skij nauchnyj centr RAN, 2016, р. 76.

Zurbriggen N., Nabel J. E. M. S., Teich M., Bebi P., Lischke H., Explicit avalanche-forest feedback simulations improve the performance of a coupled avalanche-forest model, Ecological Complexity, 2014, Vol. 17, рр. 56–66.


Reviewers: Doctor of Biological Sciences K. B. Gongalsky, Candidate of Biological Sciences V. N. Korotkov.