An Activity of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Peatland Fire Research and Literature

Comprehensive collection of peat and peatland fire publications by the Global Environment Center (Status: November 2014)

Proceedings from the International Symposium on Tropical Peatlands (Bogor, Indonesia, 22-23November 1999) (Overview of downloadable chapters)

Part1 with chapter Chemical compounds in gas emitted from tropical peat soil with burning with and without oxygen (PDF, 17.4 MB)

Part 2 with chapter Aspect and mechanism of peat fire in tropical peatland: A case study in Central Kalimantan, 1997 (PDF, 6.9 MB)

The Future of Boreal Peatlands

The following paper provides a summary of models / scenarios of future boreal peatland development, including fire influences:

Peat Harvesting and Environmental Impact

Indonesia: Deforestation, Forest Degradation, Biodiversity Loss and CO2 Emissions in Riau, Sumatra. A joint research project of WWF US, WWF Indonesia, University Hokkaido and RSS GmbH

Online Literature and Documents

The amount of carbon released from peat and forest fires in Indonesia during 1997

  • Page et al., Nature 420, 61-65, 2002 (PDF, 437 KB)

Modification of cloud properties by peat fire aerosols in Indonesia 1997/1998: A model study

Indonesian smoke aerosols from peat fires and the contribution from volcanic sulfuret missions

Fire in South Florida Ecosystems

This compendium of tire information for selected south Florida vegetative communities will help resource managers and policymakers to better predict the consequences of their fire management decisions. Included is a brief history of fire in south Florida, along with some associated damages and benefits.

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