Using Unplanned Fires to Help Suppressing Future Large Fires in Mediterranean Forests

@inproceedings{Regos2014UsingUF,
  title={Using Unplanned Fires to Help Suppressing Future Large Fires in Mediterranean Forests},
  author={Adri{\'a}n Regos and N{\'u}ria Aquilu{\'e} and Javier Retana and Miquel de C{\'a}ceres and Llu{\'i}s Brotons},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Despite the huge resources invested in fire suppression, the impact of wildfires has considerably increased across the Mediterranean region since the second half of the 20th century. Modulating fire suppression efforts in mild weather conditions is an appealing but hotly-debated strategy to use unplanned fires and associated fuel reduction to create opportunities for suppression of large fires in future adverse weather conditions. Using a spatially-explicit fire-succession model developed for… CONTINUE READING
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