FIRE ECOLOGY

Burning questions about ecosystems

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Cumulative wildfires or prescribed burning produce different outcomes for the vegetation, suggest two long-term analyses of fire-affected ecosystems. Climate change and land management practices are altering how ecosystems function.

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Fig. 1: The balance between fire regimes and vegetation.

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Cochrane, M.A. Burning questions about ecosystems. Nature Geosci 12, 86–87 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0306-x

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