Global Warming and Future Fire Regimes
Global warming is occurring along with a number of other global changes that may have greater influences on future fire regimes, including population growth, changes in land management policy, shifts in vegetation types, and patterns of fire ignitions. All of these factors interact in complicated ways, making future forecasts a challenge.
The recommendations in this policy paper come from Jon E. Keeley, U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia–Kings Canyon Field
Station, Three Rivers, California, and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.
The paper is part of the ISGP conference Water and Fire: Impacts of Climate Change, presented in partnership with California State University-Sacramento.