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Shifting global fire regimes: Lessons from reburns and research needs

View synthesis. This study reviews published studies on reburns in fire-adapted ecosystems of the world, including temperate forests of North America, semi-arid forests and rangelands, tropical and subtropical forests, grasslands and savannas,...

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Evaluation of burn mosaics on subsequent wildfire behavior, severity and fire management strategies

Register. The Reburn Project was motivated by a need to better understand wildfires as a type of fuel reduction treatment and to assess the impacts of fire suppression on forested landscapes. The...

Fire regime on a cultural landscape: Navajo Nation

View article. We worked with the Navajo Nation Forestry Department to evaluate the historical role of fire on a 50 km2 landscape bisected by a natural mountain pass. The landscape experienced frequent...

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Recognizing women leaders in fire science

View article. Across the breadth of fire science disciplines, women are leaders in fire research and development. This piece acknowledges some of these leaders to promote diversity across our disciplines.

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Decreasing fire season precipitation increased recent western US forest wildfire activity

View article. This study shows that previously unnoted declines in summer precipitation from 1979 to 2016 across 31–45% of the forested areas in the western United States are strongly associated with burned...

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Shrub cover and fire history predict seed bank composition in Great Basin shrublands

View paper. This study found that fire frequency and a coarse measure of grazing use were not highly predictive of seed bank dynamics, with the exception that sites that burned <10 years...

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Rangelands on the edge: Modification, fragmentation, and residential development

View report. This Rangelands on the Edge (ROTE) project improves our understanding of the fate of rangelands from historical, present day, and future perspectives by describing human modification, fragmentation, and future residential...

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Human ignitions concurrent with high winds promote large wildfires

View study. This study examines differences in temperature, vapour pressure deficit, fuel moisture and wind speed for large and small lightning- and human-caused wildfires during the initial days of fire activity at...

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Historical fire-climate relationships in contrasting interior Pacific Northwest forest types

View study. Similar to results from other fire history studies across the American West, this research documents an increased incidence of burning in the southern Blue Mountains prior to 1900 associated with...

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Fire patterns in pinyon and juniper land cover types in the semiarid West (1984-2013)

View report. This study found that area burned during the 30-year period, number of fires each year, and fire size followed a strong geographic pattern: Northern Intermountain > Southern Intermountain > Southern...