The fire-climate connection
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): G. Wells
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • biomass
  • carbon dioxide
  • climate change
  • coniferous forests
  • dendrochronology
  • droughts
  • ENSO
  • fire frequency
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire management
  • fire resistant plants
  • fire scar analysis
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • overstory
  • particulates
  • Picea engelmannii
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • season of fire
  • soil moisture
  • suppression
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47132
Tall Timbers Record Number: 23019
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals - F
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'Wildfire has always been a periodic visitor to western forests, part of the cycle of natural dynamics that make these forests what they are. Until recently, the standard explanation for increased wildfires in recent decades has been an unnatural buildup of fuel stemming from a century of fire suppression. Ecologists now say the story is far more complicated than that -- that climate, in fact, can have a stronger fingerprint in many areas.'

Wells, G. 2007. The fire-climate connection. no. 3, p. 1-11.