Fire in the Earth System

  title={Fire in the Earth System},
  author={D. Bowman and Jennifer K. Balch and P. Artaxo and W. Bond and J. Carlson and M. Cochrane and C. D'Antonio and R. DeFries and J. Doyle and S. Harrison and F. Johnston and J. Keeley and M. Krawchuk and Christian A. Kull and J. Marston and Max A. Moritz and I. C. Prentice and Christopher I. Roos and A. Scott and T. Swetnam and G. R. van der Werf and S. Pyne},
  pages={481 - 484}
  • D. Bowman, Jennifer K. Balch, +19 authors S. Pyne
  • Published 2009
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Burn, Baby, Burn Wildfires can have dramatic and devastating effects on landscapes and human structures and are important agents in environmental transformation. Their impacts on nonanthropocentric aspects of the environment, such as ecosystems, biodiversity, carbon reserves, and climate, are often overlooked. Bowman et al. (p. 481) review what is known and what is needed to develop a holistic understanding of the role of fire in the Earth system, particularly in view of the pervasive impact of… CONTINUE READING
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