Using fire to promote biodiversity

TitleUsing fire to promote biodiversity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKelly, LT
Secondary AuthorsBrotons, L
Start Page1264
Keywordsfire effects and fire ecology, technical reports and journal articles

Fire profoundly influences people, climate, and ecosystems (1). The impacts of this interaction are likely to grow, with climate models forecasting widespread increases in fire frequency and intensity because of rising global temperatures (2). However, the relationship between fire and biodiversity is complex (3, 4). Many plants and animals require fire for their survival, yet even in fire-prone ecosystems, some species and communities are highly sensitive to fire. Recent studies (2, 3, 5, 6) are helping to define fire regimes that support the conservation of species with different requirements in a rapidly changing world...