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- Boer, Matthias M., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of biogeography 2015 v.42 no.11 pp. 2234-2245
- biogeography; climate; fire regime; fire weather; fires; fuel loading; fuels; land management; prescribed burning; rain; risk; Australia
- ... AIM: Prescribed fire is a common land management for reducing risks from unplanned fires. However, the universality of such effectiveness remains uncertain due to biogeographical variation in fuel types, climatic influences and fire regimes. Here, we explore biogeographical patterns in the effectiveness of prescribed fire by calculating leverage (the reduction in unplanned area burnt resulting fro ...
- Boer, Matthias M., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Agricultural and forest meteorology 2015 v.203 pp. 64-73
- data collection; drought; ecosystems; fuels; mechanistic models; prediction; risk; vapor pressure; vegetation types; water content; California; New South Wales
- ... The moisture content of vegetation and litter (fuel moisture) is an important determinant of fire risk, and predictions of dead fine fuel moisture content (fuel with a diameter <25.4mm) are particularly important. A variety of indices, as well as empirical and mechanistic models, have been proposed to predict fuel moisture, but these approaches have seldom been validated across temporally extensiv ...