Human influences on fire regimes

Based on tree ring-based fire histories and 20th century wildfire data from the Sierra Nevada, researchers report that large wildfire regime shifts over the last 415 years correspond with socioecological changes, such as Native American depopulation, Euro-American settlement, and fire suppression, and not with climate variability, suggesting that an improved understanding of human-fire interactions could enhance future projections of wildfire driven by climate change. - Read at PNAs.org

Article #16-09775: “Socioecological transitions trigger fire regime shifts and modulate fire–climate interactions in the Sierra Nevada, USA, 1600–2015 CE,” by Alan H. Taylor, Valerie Trouet, Carl N. Skinner, and Scott Stephens.