Mar 1, 2012

Climatic and human influences on fire regimes in mixed conifer forests in Yosemite National Park, USA

Forest Ecology and Management
  • Studies annual and decadal fire extent in Yosemite was studied over 400 years
  • Finds that fire regimes were sensitive to shifting modes of climate and land use
  • Finds that fires in dry warm years were strongly related to interacting climate patterns
  • Finds that Native American decline, settlement, and fire exclusion affected fire regimes