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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 isExpand
Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western USA
Understanding the causes and consequences of wildfires in forests of the western United States requires integrated information about fire, climate changes, and human activity on multiple temporalExpand
Global biomass burning: a synthesis and review of Holocene paleofire records and their controls
We synthesize existing sedimentary charcoal records to reconstruct Holocene fire history at regional, continental and global scales. The reconstructions are compared with the two potential controlsExpand
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,Expand
Holocene lake-level trends in the Rocky Mountains, U.S.A.
Abstract The availability of water shapes life in the western United States, and much of the water in the region originates in the Rocky Mountains. Few studies, however, have explicitly examined theExpand
paleofire: An R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning
We describe a new R package, paleofire, for analysis and synthesis of charcoal time series, such as those contained in the Global Charcoal Database (GCD), and provide examples of interpreting results of regional and global syntheses. Expand
Impact of a drier Early–Mid-Holocene climate upon Amazonian forests
  • F. Mayle, M. Power
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 11 February 2008
This paper uses a palaeoecological approach to examine the impact of drier climatic conditions of the Early–Mid-Holocene (ca 8000–4000 years ago) upon Amazonia's forests and their fire regimes.Expand
Fire history and the Global Charcoal Database: A new tool for hypothesis testing and data exploration
Version 1 of the Global Charcoal Database is now available for regional fire history reconstructions, data exploration, hypothesis testing, and evaluation of coupled climate–vegetation–fire modelExpand
Circum-Mediterranean fire activity and climate changes during the mid-Holocene environmental transition (8500-2500 cal. BP)
A mid- to late-Holocene synthesis of fire activity from the Mediterranean basin explores the linkages among fire, climate variability and seasonality through several climatic and ecologicalExpand
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 potentiallyExpand