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Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Scott L. Stephens; James K. Agee; Peter Z. Fulé; Malcolm P. North; William H. Romme; Thomas W. Swetnam; Monica G. Turner
Publication Date: October 2013

From the text ... 'With projected climate change, we expect to face much more forest fire in the coming decades. Policy-makers are challenged not to categorize all fires as destructive to ecosystems simple because they have long flame lengths and kill most of the trees within the fire boundary. Ecological context matters: In some ecosystems, high-severity regimes are appropriate, but climate change may modify these fire regimes and ecosystems as well. Some undesirable impact may be avoided or reduced through global strategies, as well as distinct strategies based on a forest's historical fire regime.'

Citation: Stephens, S. L., J. K. Agee, P. Z. Fule, M. P. North, W. H. Romme, T. W. Swetnam, and M. G. Turner. 2013. Managing forests and fire in changing climates. Science, v. 342, no. 6154, p. 41-42. 10.1126/science.1240294.

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  • climate change
  • coniferous forests
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • forest management
  • lodgepole pine
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
  • seed dormancy
  • wildfires
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