Full Citation: Krawchuk, Meg A.; Moritz, Max A.; Parisien, Marc-André; Van Dorn, Jeff; Hayhoe, Katharine. 2009. Global pyrogeography: the current and future distribution of wildfire. PLoS ONE 4(4):e5102.
External Identifier(s): 10.1371/journal.pone.0005102 Digital Object Identifier
Location: Global
Ecosystem types: None specified
Southwest FireCLIME Keywords: None
FRAMES Keywords: climate change, fire potential, global fire patterns

Global pyrogeography: the current and future distribution of wildfire

Meg A. Krawchuk, Max A. Moritz, Marc-André Parisien, Jeff Van Dorn, Katharine Hayhoe


Summary - what did the authors do and why?

The authors quantified environmental drivers of global wildfire including climate conditions at a coarse spatiotemporal resolution in order to model future projections of global fire patterns under climate change models.


Publication findings:

The authors found that globally, changes in temperature and precipitation may result in a rearrangement of fire probabilities where fire activity will increase in some areas and decrease in others under climate change.

Climate and Fire Linkages

The authors found that globally, changes in temperature and precipitation may result in a rearrangement of fire probabilities where fire activity will increase in some areas and decrease in others under climate change.

The authors found that globally, changes in temperature and precipitation may result in a rearrangement of fire probabilities where fire activity will increase in some areas and decrease in others under climate change.