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Climate, human activities, and increasing timber prices have affected the number and total area covered by forest fires in Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell Nature Reserve throughout history. This image shows a pine stump showing wounds after forest fires in 1590 and 1631 (lower slab), and in 1684 (upper slab). In total, the forest scientists collected 459 wooden samples like these, with all together 745 fire wounds spanning 254 different forest fires. Photo credit: Jørund Rolstad, NIBIO.

Fire-scarred trees record 700 years of natural and cultural fire history in a northern forest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday 1 March 2017 Contact:  Lars Sandved Dalen, NIBIO, on.oibinnull@nelaD.sraL Liza Lester, ESA, 202-833-8773 ext. 211, gro.asenull@retseLL       Until the modern era, the human mark on the northernmost forests of North America, Europe, and Asia was light. Human populations in these challenging environments were too small to make a big impact through agriculture or timber…

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A controlled burn of central marine chaparral conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Ord, Cal., on October 14, 2013.Credit, U.S. Army.

History of fire and drought shapes the ecology of California, past and future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Contact: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell   Fire season has arrived in California with vengeance in this third year of extended drought for the state. A series of large fires east of Redding and Fresno, in Yosemite, and on the Oregon border prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of…

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Rim Fire, California 2013. Mike McMillan, USFS.

The Rim Fire one year later: a natural experiment in fire ecology and management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Contact: Ecological Society of America: Liza Lester (202) 833-8773 x 211; gro.asenull@retsell U.S. Forest Service: Jon Heil (707) 562-9004, su.def.sfnull@liehj   The enormous conflagration known as the Rim Fire was in full fury, raging swiftly from crown to crown among mature trees, when it entered the backcountry of Yosemite National Park in California’s…

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Wildfires and Climate Change

Climate change and disruptions to global fire activity Max A. Moritz, Marc-André Parisien, Enric Batllori, Meg A. Krawchuk, Jeff Van Dorn, David J. Ganz, and Katharine Hayhoe. Ecosphere 2012 3:6, art49

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