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What Can We Expect for Vegetation and Fire Regimes as the Climate Changes?

Date: July 10, 2019
Presenter(s): Carol Miller
Description:

Carol Miller (Research Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute) highlighted recent research that uses a climate analog approach to model potential vegetation and fire regime shifts with a changing climate. Vegetation is expected to shift toward vegetation associated with warmer climate, and fire regime shifts depend on the bioclimatic environment. Caveats and assumptions of the research are noted, and the direction of change is emphasized rather than magnitude and timing (19:26 minutes).

Topic(s): Fire Regime, Climate and Fire Regime Change, Fire & Climate
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 21566
Record updated: Oct 1, 2021