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Climate and human influences on global biomass burning over the past two millennia
Large, well-documented wildfires have recently generated worldwide attention, and raised concerns about the impacts of humans and climate change on wildfire regimes. However, comparatively little is…
Global biomass burning: a synthesis and review of Holocene paleofire records and their controls
Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western USA
- J. Marlon, P. Bartlein, M. Walsh
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 14 February 2012
Sedimentary charcoal accumulation rates are used to construct long-term variations in fire during the past 3,000 y in the American West and compare this record to independent fire-history data from historical records and fire scars, which show a forest “fire deficit” attributable to the combined effects of human activities, ecological, and climate changes.
Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data
Fire activity has varied globally and continuously since the last glacial maximum (LGM) in response to long-term changes in global climate and shorter-term regional changes in climate, vegetation,…
paleofire: An R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning
Impact of a drier Early–Mid-Holocene climate upon Amazonian forests
- F. Mayle, M. Power
- Environmental Science, GeographyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 11 February 2008
The analysis shows that the forest biome in most parts of Amazonia appears to have been remarkably resilient to climatic conditions significantly drier than those of today, despite widespread evidence of forest burning.
Holocene lake-level trends in the Rocky Mountains, U.S.A.
Reconstructions of biomass burning from sediment-charcoal records to improve data–model comparisons
Abstract. The location, timing, spatial extent, and frequency of wildfires are changing rapidly in many parts of the world, producing substantial impacts on ecosystems, people, and potentially…
Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes
Climate is an important control on biomass burning, but the sensitivity of fire to changes in temperature and moisture balance has not been quantified. We analyze sedimentary charcoal records to show…