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Mapping Fire Regime Ecoregions in California


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Syphard Alexandra D., Keeley Jon E. (2020) Mapping fire regime ecoregions in California. International Journal of Wildland Fire 29, 595-601.


The fire regime is a central framing concept in wildfire science and ecology and describes how a range of wildfire characteristics vary geographically over time. Understanding and mapping fire regimes is important for guiding appropriate management and risk reduction strategies and for informing research on drivers of global change and altered fire patterns. Most efforts to spatially delineate fire regimes have been conducted by identifying natural groupings of fire parameters based on available historical fire data. This can result in classes with similar fire characteristics but wide differences in ecosystem types. We took a different approach and defined fire regime ecoregions for California to better align with ecosystem types, [...]


Author :
Alexandra D. Syphard, Jon Keeley
Funding Agency :
Southwest CASC

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Southwest CASC




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