Fire and Climate Change

Fire and Climate Change

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Wildfire affects landscape ecohydrologic processes through feedbacks between fire effects, vegetation growth and water availability. Despite the links between these processes, fire is rarely incorporated dynamically into ecohydrologic models, which couple...
Person: Bart, Kennedy, Tague, McKenzie
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Fire activity has a huge impact on human lives. Different models have been proposed to predict fire activity, which can be classified into global and regional ones. Global fire models focus on longer timescale simulations and can be very complex. Regional...
Person: Ferreira, Vega-Oliveros, Zhao, Cardoso, Macau
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, a worldwide problem, are gaining more importance over time due to climate change and increased urbanization in WUI areas. Some jurisdictions have provided standards, codes and guidelines, which may greatly help...
Person: Intini, Ronchi, Gwynne, Bénichou
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Accurately mapping burned areas is crucial for the analysis of carbon emissions and wildfire risk as well as understanding the effects of climate change on forest structure. Burned areas have predominantly been mapped using optical remote sensing images....
Person: Liu, Popescu, Malambo
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Piñon-juniper vegetation types, including juniper woodland and savannah, piñon-juniper, and piñon woodland, cover approximately 40 million ha in the western United States, where they provide ecosystem services, wildlife habitat, and cultural and aesthetic...
Person: Malcolm, Dykstra, Johnson, Lightfoot, Muldavin, Ramsey
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Wildfires are increasingly common in the United States, the result of climate change, altered wildfire regimes, and expanding residential development in close proximity to wildland vegetation. Both suppression expenditures and damages are increasing as a...
Person: Mockrin, Fishler, Stewart
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Over the last several decades in forest and woodland ecosystems of the southwestern United States, wildfire size and severity have increased, thereby increasing the vulnerability of these systems to type conversions, invasive species, and other...
Person: Mueller, Thode, Margolis, Yocom, Young, Iniguez
Year: 2020
Type: Document

The Paris Agreement calls on parties to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change by engaging in appropriate policies and measures as put forward through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), to strengthen transparency when reporting...
Person: Prosperi, Bloise, Tubiello, Conchedda, Rossi, Boschetti, Salvatore, Bernoux
Year: 2020
Type: Document

Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living landscapes to burning lithic ones is affecting all aspects of Earth.
Person: Pyne
Year: 2020
Type: Media

Land surface phenology (LSP) characterizes the timing and greenness of seasonal vegetation growth in satellite pixels and it has been widely used to associate with climate change. However, wildfire, causing considerable land surface changes, exerts abrupt...
Person: Wang, Zhang
Year: 2020
Type: Document