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Current fire regimes, impacts and the likely changes - VII: Australian fire regimes under climate change: impacts, risks and mitigation

Williams, Richard J.; Bradstock, Ross A.; Cary, Geoffrey J.; Dovey, Liz; Enright, Neal J; Gill, A Malcom; Handmer, John; Hennessy, Kevin; Liedloff, Adam; Lucas, C


Australia is the most fire-prone of all continents. Climate change will affect fire regimes in Australia through the effects of changes to temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind - the fire weather components - and through the effects of increases in atmospheric CO2, and changes in moisture, on vegetation, and therefore fuels. The outcomes of these processes on fuels, and hence fire regimes, are highly uncertain, and require further research.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Vegetation Fires and Global Change: Challenges for Concerted International Action. A White Paper directed to the United Nations and International Organizations


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