Methods in Fire History Part 1: Tree species as indicators of fire history

The use of witness trees as pyro-indicators for mapping past fire conditions.

This is a paper on mapping fire tolerance. The is the first in a series of research briefs addressing different methods used to research and understand North Atlantic fire history.  Stay tuned for other methods we plan to cover, including pollen and charcoal dating from soil cores, fire scars, written accounts, and maps.

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Authors: Inga La Puma author of the brief, Thomas-Van Gundy and Nowacki authors of the paper.