GPWG2 fire policy brief

gpwg2 fire12019 has been an exceptional year for highly devastating, catastrophic fires. The destructive Amazon rainforest and Australian fires have received worldwide media attention, raising debates about the causes and consequences of future wildfires in a warmer world.

Members of the PAGES Global Paleofire Working Group 2 (GPWG2), together with another 30 international colleagues, recently released a Policy Brief discussing how the integration of traditional ecological knowledge and long-term ecology could better support the evidence base for future decisions on fire policy and biodiversity conservation.

This Policy Brief results from a previous PAGES workshop hosted by the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University of London, UK, and supported by PAGES, the Quaternary Research Association (QRA), and CNRS/Université de Franche-Comté. The workshop attracted 30 international participants from 15 countries to discuss ongoing challenges on biodiversity conservation and fire policy at a global scale.

The Global Paleofire Working Group is a network of researchers promoting data collection and analyses of sedimentary charcoal records from around the world.

For more information, contact Daniele Colombaroli.

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