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Fire patterns in piñon and juniper in the Western United States: Trends from 1984 through 2013

Science Spotlights Posted on: May 15, 2018
Changes in fire patterns for piñon and juniper vegetation in the western United States were analyzed over a 30-year period. This is the first evaluation of its type.

Fire patterns in piñon and juniper land cover types in the Semiarid Western United States from 1984 through 2013

Publications Posted on: February 07, 2018
Increases in area burned and fire size have been reported across a wide range of forest and shrubland types in the Western United States in recent decades, but little is known about potential changes in fire regimes of piñon and juniper land cover types.

Measurement of inter- and intra-annual variability of landscape fire activity at a continental scale: The Australian case

Publications Posted on: January 31, 2017
Climate dynamics at diurnal, seasonal and inter-annual scales shape global fire activity, although difficulties of assembling reliable fire and meteorological data with sufficient spatio-temporal resolution have frustrated quantification of this variability.

Climate-induced variations in global wildfire danger from 1979 to 2013

Science Spotlights Posted on: May 11, 2016
The length of the fire weather season is one of many factors that must be understood to ensure that wildfires are effectively managed to promote healthy ecosystems while minimizing negative socio-economic impacts. While fire weather seasons aren't getting consistently longer everywhere, unusually long fire weather seasons are becoming more frequent across many fire-prone regions, like parts of Australia, Alaska, and the Eurasian boreal forests where significant long-term trends are absent.

Climate change impacts on fire regimes and air quality in northern Eurasia

Projects Posted on: March 27, 2015
Global surface temperatures have increased about 0.89°C during the period from 1901 to 2012. Northern Eurasia has experienced the greatest temperature increase to date and is projected to continue experiencing the largest temperature increase globally.

Using fire regimes to delineate zones in a high-resolution lake sediment record from the western United States

Publications Posted on: April 02, 2013
Paleoenvironmental reconstructions are important for understanding the influence of long-term climate variability on ecosystems and landscape disturbance dynamics. In this paper we explore the linkages among past climate, vegetation, and fire regimes using a high-resolution pollen and charcoal reconstruction from Morris Pond located on the Markagunt Plateau in southwestern Utah, USA.