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Biogeography of the Australian monsoon tropics
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The Australian monsoon is a component of a single global climate system, characterized by a dominant equator-spanning Hadley cell, and future palaeoecological and phylogenetic investigations will illuminate the evolution of the AMT biome.
Fire in the Earth System
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What is known and what is needed to develop a holistic understanding of the role of fire in the Earth system are reviewed, particularly in view of the pervasive impact of fires and the likelihood that they will become increasingly difficult to control as climate changes.
The human dimension of fire regimes on Earth
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An historical framework is provided to promote understanding of the development and diversification of fire regimes, covering the pre-human period, human domestication of fire, and the subsequent transition from subsistence agriculture to industrial economies.
Climate-induced variations in global wildfire danger from 1979 to 2013
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It is shown that fire weather seasons have lengthened across 29.6 million km2 (25.3%) of the Earth's vegetated surface, resulting in an 18.7% increase in global mean fire weather season length.
Estimated Global Mortality Attributable to Smoke from Landscape Fires
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Fire emissions are an important contributor to global mortality and could be substantially reduced by curtailing burning of tropical rainforests, which rarely burn naturally.
Savanna Vegetation-Fire-Climate Relationships Differ Among Continents
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Using data from 2154 sites in savannas across Africa, Australia, and South America, it is found that increasing moisture availability drives increases in fire and tree basal area, whereas fire reduces tree basal Area.
Xylem function and growth rate interact to determine recovery rates after exposure to extreme water deficit.
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The survival of, and recovery from, water stress in Callitris are accurately predicted by the physiology of the stem water-transport system, indicating xylem reiteration as the primary means of hydraulic repair.
Variation in the composition and structure of tropical savannas as a function of rainfall and soil texture along a large‐scale climatic gradient in the Northern Territory, Australia
Abstract. Variation in structural and compositional attributes of tropical savannas are described in relation to variation in annual rainfall and soil texture along a subcontinental-scale gradient of
Healthy Country: Healthy People? Exploring the health benefits of Indigenous natural resource management
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The potential of Indigenous natural resource management activities to promote and preserve Indigenous health in remote areas of northern Australia is explored.
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