Spatial patterns and drivers of fire occurrence and its future trend under climate change in a boreal forest of Northeast China

  title={Spatial patterns and drivers of fire occurrence and its future trend under climate change in a boreal forest of Northeast China},
  author={Zhihua Liu and Jian Yang and Yu Chang and Peter J. Weisberg and Hong S. He},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Understanding the spatial patterns of fire occurrence and its response to climate change is vital to fire risk mitigation and vegetation management. [] Key Method Our objectives were to quantitate the relative importance of biotic, abiotic, and human influences on patterns of fire occurrence and to map the spatial distribution of fire occurrence density (number of fires occurring over a given area and time period) under current and future climate conditions. Our results showed human-caused fires were…
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