Recent burning of boreal forests exceeds fire regime limits of the past 10,000 years.

@article{Kelly2013RecentBO,
  title={Recent burning of boreal forests exceeds fire regime limits of the past 10,000 years.},
  author={Ryan Kelly and Melissa Lynn Chipman and Philip E Higuera and Ivanka Stefanova and Linda B. Brubaker and Feng Sheng Hu},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 32},
  pages={
          13055-60
        }
}
Wildfire activity in boreal forests is anticipated to increase dramatically, with far-reaching ecological and socioeconomic consequences. Paleorecords are indispensible for elucidating boreal fire regime dynamics under changing climate, because fire return intervals and successional cycles in these ecosystems occur over decadal to centennial timescales. We present charcoal records from 14 lakes in the Yukon Flats of interior Alaska, one of the most flammable ecoregions of the boreal forest… CONTINUE READING

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