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Pyrogeographic models, feedbacks and the future of global fire regimes

Murphy, Brett (2014). Pyrogeographic models, feedbacks and the future of global fire regimes. Global Ecology and Biogeography,23(7):821-824.

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Title Pyrogeographic models, feedbacks and the future of global fire regimes
Author Murphy, Brett
Journal Name Global Ecology and Biogeography
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 7
ISSN 1466-822X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84902104078
Start Page 821
End Page 824
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract Conceptual and phenomenological macroecological models of current global fire activity have demonstrated the overwhelming control exerted by primary productivity. Fire activity is very high in savanna regions with intermediate primary productivity, and very low in both densely forested regions with high productivity and arid/cold regions with low productivity. However, predicting future global fire activity using such macroecological models of fire's global ‘niche’ may not be possible because of the feedbacks between fire, climate and vegetation that underpin the fire−productivity relationship. Improving forecasts of global fire activity demands the use of dynamic models to determine how climate, CO2, vegetation (i.e. canopy closure and plant functional types) and primary productivity constrain fire and
Keywords Climate change
feedbacks
fire regimes
pyrogeography
vegetation
wildfire
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/geb.12180   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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