Fire and Climate Change

Fire and Climate Change

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[from the text] Under this strategy, the Forest Service will work with partners to engineer a paradigm shift by focusing fuels and forest health treatments more strategically and at the scale of the problem, using the best available science as the guide....
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Year: 2022
Type: Document

Forests in western North America are shaped by fire and -- for the past century or more -- by the absence of it. After more than a century of fire exclusion and under a rapidly changing climate, fire behavior has changed, and damage from wildfire is...
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Year: 2022
Type: Media

Increased atmospheric evaporative demand has important implications for humans and ecosystems in water-scarce lands. While temperature plays a significant role in driving evaporative demand and its trend, other climate variables are also influential and...
Person: Albano, Abatzoglou, McEvoy, Huntington, Morton, Dettinger, Ott
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Forests are currently a substantial carbon sink globally. Many climate change mitigation strategies leverage forest preservation and expansion, but rely on forests storing carbon for decades to centuries. Yet climate-driven disturbances pose critical...
Person: Anderegg, Chegwidden, Badgley, Trugman, Cullenward, Abatzoglou, Hicke, Freeman, Hamman
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Fire risk management is at a crossroads. The last three fire seasons worldwide, dotted by extreme fire behavior and “megafire” events, highlighted the need for a shifting mentality towards a novel and integrated fire management framework,...
Person: Bacciu, Sirca, Spano
Year: 2022
Type: Document

It is predicted that under a warming climate, wildfire frequency will likely increase. The increase in fire activity is hypothesized as a likely consequence of increased atmospheric CO2-driven climate warming having the potential to influence fire weather...
Person: Baker
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Night-time provides a critical window for slowing or extinguishing fires owing to the lower temperature and the lower vapour pressure deficit (VPD). However, fire danger is most often assessed based on daytime conditions1,2, capturing what promotes fire...
Person: Balch, Abatzoglou, Joseph, Koontz, Mahood, McGlinchy, Cattau, Williams
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Wildland fires are frequent events worldwide, particularly in the European-Mediterranean region, USA, and Australia. These fires have been more frequent and intense in recent years due to climate changes and may cause significant damage, especially when...
Person: Barbosa, Reis, Raposo, Viegas
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Uncontrolled wildfires are occurring with increasing frequency across western North America due to a combination of wildfire suppression, climate change, impacts from mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae), alterations in range composition by...
Person: Barnes, Dwyer, Mojica, Petersen, Harness
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Wildfire has increased 20-fold in the last 30 years in the Western U.S., partly due to climate change and partly due to forest and fire management practices. At the same time, many water resources are drying up. And fish populations throughout the western...
Person: Belmont
Year: 2022
Type: Media