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Global variation in ecoregion flammability thresholds

Year of Publication
2024
Publication Type

Anthropogenic climate change is altering the state of worldwide fire regimes, including by increasing the number of days per year when vegetation is dry enough to burn. Indices representing the percent moisture content of dead fine fuels as derived from meteorological data have been used to assess geographic patterns and temporal trends in vegetation flammability.

Matching the scales of planning and environmental risk: an evaluation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans in the western US

Year of Publication
2024
Publication Type

Theory predicts that effective environmental governance requires that the scales of management account for the scales of environmental processes. A good example is community wildfire protection planning. Plan boundaries that are too narrowly defined may miss sources of wildfire risk originating at larger geographic scales whereas boundaries that are too broadly defined dilute resources.

Blending Indigenous and western science: Quantifying cultural burning impacts in Karuk Aboriginal Territory

Year of Publication
2024
Publication Type

The combined effects of Indigenous fire stewardship and lightning ignitions shaped historical fire regimes, landscape patterns, and available resources in many ecosystems globally. The resulting fire regimes created complex fire–vegetation dynamics that were further influenced by biophysical setting, disturbance history, and climate.

Principles of fire ecology

Year of Publication
2024
Publication Type

Fire ecology is a complex discipline that can only be understood by integrating biological, physical, and social sciences. The science of fire ecology explores wildland fire’s mechanisms and effects across all scales of time and space.