Project: Future Fires

Future fire regimes in the Pyrocene

Large and severe wildfires impact people and places globally, and recent examples of extensive wildfires around the world – from Southeastern Australia, Western USA, Greece, Portugal, Canada, and, unexpectedly, in the historically cool climates of Sweden and England – are stark reminders of the enduring challenge they pose to societies and ecosystems. The Future Fire Regime program seeks to consider emerging threats from changing fire regimes on a range of fronts – whether this be predicting likely future fire scenarios, understanding the threat these pose to ecosystem values, to understand how forest and fire management can adapt.

Project timeline: 06/2021 – 06/2024

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