Fire is a global phenomenon influencing ecosystem
functioning, carbon stocks and fluxes, and atmospheric composition, with large
impacts on human health, safety and economy. The relative importance of
climate, vegetation and humans as drivers of fire activity varies across
spatial and temporal scales. Multiscale and interdisciplinary assessments of
fire behavior are required to understand global climate-fire feedbacks, as well
as regional interactions between vegetation and humans, and fire.
Fire influences the global carbon cycle among others
through its carbon emissions and post-fire ecosystem carbon sequestration. In
addition, black carbon (also known as pyrogenic carbon, charcoal, soot) is a
crucial component in the carbon cycle, yet uncertainties remain regarding
sizes, losses and fluxes between land, rivers, oceans and atmosphere.
The aim of this session is to improve the understanding of
interactions between fire, vegetation, carbon, climate and humans. We invite
contributions developing or using remote sensing datasets, in situ
observations, charcoal records, laboratory experiments and modeling approaches.
We welcome studies that help to improve our understanding of (1) the relative
importance of climate, vegetation and humans on fire occurrence across spatial
and temporal scales (2) the impacts of fire on vegetation, atmosphere and
society, (3) feedbacks between fire, vegetation and climate, and (4) the role
of fire in the carbon cycle, with special focus on the transfer of black carbon
and other fire markers from terrestrial ecosystems to aquatic environments, and
their biogeochemical fate in these environments.
Details and Portal for Abstract Submission (Deadline:
10 January 2019):