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This paper serves as a brief introduction to a set of four papers on the large-scale effects of fires as management tools. Two papers in this profile ...Read more
Frequent fires are often proposed as a way of preventing woody encroachment in savannas, yet few studies have examined whether high-intensity fires ca...Read more
Studies in fire-prone Mediterranean ecosystems have repeatedly shown that the mean values of fire regimes (particularly frequency, but also size and i...Read more
Surface fire has increasingly been regarded as a critical threat to tropical forests, but much of the research documenting degradation of tropical for...Read more
Current predictions about climate change and its impact on fire regimes have spurred research on how increasing fire frequencies will affect the popul...Read more
Up to 50% or more of the savanna landscapes of northern Australia are burnt each year, but the effects of these fires on savanna faunas are poorly kno...Read more
Shrubland ecosystems are often inherently flammable due to a canopy structure favourable for fire propagation. At the same time, the fuel bed is not s...Read more
While many ecosystems depend on fire to maintain biodiversity, non-native plant invasions can enhance fire intensity, suppressing native species and g...Read more
Much of the language used by the wildland fire community and news media has implicit anti-fire bias that perpetuates anti-fire attitudes. In order to ...Read more
Several decades of frustrated attempts to prevent fires in the Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado) have led to deleterious ecological and management consequen...Read more