Climate warming is increasing fire activity in many of Earth’s forested ecosystems. Because fire is a catalyst for change, investigation of post-fire vegetation response is critical to understanding the potential for future conversions from forest to non-forest vegetation types. We characterized the influences of climate and terrain on post-fire tree regeneration and assessed how these biophysical factors might shape future vulnerability to wildfire-driven forest conversion.
Rodman, Kyle C.; Veblen, Thomas T.; Battaglia, Mike A.; Chambers, Marin E.; Fornwalt, Paula J.; Holden, Zachary A.; Kolb, Thomas E.; Ouzts, Jessica R.; Rother, Monica T. 2020. A changing climate is snuffing out post-fire recovery in montane forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/geb.13174.