A group of colleagues have identified seven key insights from fire-related scientific research, which we hope will help inform policy discussions. Check it out on the Headwaters Economics website. Please share widely!
Also feel free to get in touch to discuss in more detail…
This is the debut of our new website, which still has a number of “under construction” sections.
Looking forward to more regular updates!
We’ve produced a synthesis of fire-related research, framing wildfire problems in the context of coupled socio-ecological systems…
Please go to the journal website for Nature, as this paper is open access for a few months:
Otherwise, get in touch to have a copy sent. Thanks for your interest!
Finally it is out! see our assessment of fire constraints over the 21st century for the entire Mediterranean biome.
See our new paper using 16 GCMs to project future changes in fire probabilities across the planet:
Moritz, Max A., Marc-André Parisien, Enric Batllori, Meg A. Krawchuk, Jeff Van Dorn, David J. Ganz, and Katharine Hayhoe. 2012. Climate change and disruptions to global fire activity. Ecosphere 3:art49.
Parisien, M-A., Parks, S.A., Krawchuk, M.A., Flannigan, M.D., Bowman, L.M., and Moritz, M.A. 2011. Scale dependent controls on the area burned in the boreal forest of Canada, 1980-2005. Ecological Applications 21:789-805.
Krawchuk, M.A., and Moritz, M.A. 2011. Constraints on global fire activity vary across a resource gradient. Ecology 92:121-132.
Meg Krawchuk’s article on the “Effects of biotic feedback and harvest management on boreal forest fire activity under climate change” was published in the current issue of Ecological Applications
Hurrah! Meg just got news she has been awarded a National Geographic/Waitt Grants Program grant to continue field studies into the role of wildfire in ecosystem development in Yunnan Province, China