GC074:
The Role of Fire in the Earth System: Understanding Drivers, Feedbacks, and Interactions with the Land, Atmosphere, and Society





Session ID#: 25312

Session Description:
Anthropogenic and natural fires are an important component of the Earth system. Geographic location, fuel type, seasonality and intensity of fire largely determine the sign and magnitude of feedbacks on the Earth system. The aim of this session is to explore links between fire, vegetation, climate, and humans from the local to the global scale and determine how these interactions will change in a warming world. We encourage abstracts that explore the interactions of fires with the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere using remote sensing, in situ observations, modeling, or an integrated approach with an emphasis on (1) impacts of fire on weather and climate, atmospheric chemistry and air quality, (2) the role of fires in the carbon cycle and ecosystem functioning, (3) the influence of humans on fire (and vice versa), and (4) the changing nature of fire over millennia, and predictions for the future.
Primary Convener:  Brendan M Rogers, Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States
Conveners:  Paulo M Brando, The Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States, Mick Tosca, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States and Xanthe Jo Walker, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Benjamin Mills, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, Claire Belcher, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom and Tim Michael Lenton, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4, United Kingdom
Tianchan Shan, RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Fang Chen, Institution of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Andrew Wilson and Anne W. Nolin, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Niels Andela, Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kyle Wyman Bostick, University of Florida, Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, Andrew R Zimmerman, University of Florida, Department of Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States, Patrick Hatcher, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States, Siddhartha Mitra, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, United States and Andrew S Wozniak, University of Delaware, Lewes, DE, United States
Jacquelyn K Shuman1, Rosemary Fisher1, Charles Koven2, Ryan G Knox2, Benjamin Andre1 and Erik Ben Kluzek1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States
Brian C Thomas1, Georg Feulner2, Adrian L Melott3, Thonicke Kirsten2 and Werner von Bloh4, (1)Washburn University, Topeka, KS, United States, (2)Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany, (3)University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, United States, (4)Potsdam Inst Climate Res, Potsdam, Germany
Katia Fernandes1, Louis V Verchot2, Walter Baethgen1, Victor Gutierrez-Velez3, Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez4 and Christopher Martius5, (1)International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Palmira, Colombia, (3)Temple University, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (4)Columbia University of New York, CERC, Palisades, NY, United States, (5)Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia
Miguel Conrado Valdez Vasquez and Chi-Farn Chen, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, Jhongli, Taiwan
Hamed Farmahini Farahani, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, United States, Grunde Jomaas, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Ali S Rangwala, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, United States
Adam Pellegrini1, Anders Ahlström2, James Tremper Randerson3, Lars Peter Nieradzik4 and Robert B Jackson1, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Lund University, Lund, Sweden, (3)Univ California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere, Canberra, Australia
Xu Yue, Institute of atmospheric physics, Beijing, China, Susanna Strada, LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France and Nadine Unger, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4, United Kingdom
Tyler Kennedy Refsland1, Benjamin Knapp2 and Jennifer Fraterrigo1, (1)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (2)University of Missouri Columbia, School of Natural Resources, Columbia, MO, United States
Sandra Brügger1, Erika Gobet1, Michael Sigl2, Dimitri Osmont3, Margit Schwikowski4 and Willy Tinner1, (1)University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, (2)Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland, (3)Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland, (4)Paul Scherrer Inst, Villigen, Switzerland
Ran Meng, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Biological, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States, Jin Wu, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States, Feng Robin Zhao, University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, Bruce Cook, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Ryan P. Hanavan, US Forest Service Durham, Durham Field Office, Forest Health Protection, Durham, NH, United States and Shawn Serbin, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Environmental & Climate Sciences Department, Upton, NY, United States
Guan Wang1, Junran Jimmy Li2, Sujith Ravi3, Joel B Sankey4, Bethany Purdin Theiling5, David Dukes6, Howell Bantolino Gonzales6 and Robert S Van Pelt3, (1)University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, United States, (2)University of Tulsa, Geosciences, Tulsa, OK, United States, (3)Temple University, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (4)USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Christopher B Skinner, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Christopher J Poulsen, University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Andrea Melchiorre and Luigi Boschetti, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States
Yongqiang Liu1, Xianjun Hao2 and John J Qu2, (1)USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA, United States, (2)George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States
Stefano Potter1, Kylen Solvik1, Angela Erb2, Scott J Goetz3, Jill F Johnstone4, Michelle C Mack5, James Tremper Randerson6, Miguel O Roman7, Crystal L Schaaf8, Merritt R Turetsky9, Sander Veraverbeke10, Zhuosen Wang11 and Brendan M Rogers12, (1)Woods Hole Research Center, Falmouth, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts Boston, Newton, MA, United States, (3)Northern Arizona University, SICCS, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (4)University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (5)Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (6)Univ California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (7)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (8)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (9)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, (10)Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (11)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Terrestrial Information Systems Laboratory, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (12)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States
Dong Chen, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Tatiana V Loboda, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, Tao He, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, Yi Zhang, University of Maryland, College Park, College Pak, MD, United States and Shunlin Liang, University of Maryland College Park, Department of Geographical Scinece, College Park, ME, United States
Adam Lee Atchley1, Rodman Linn2, Carolyn Sieg3 and Richard Stephen Middleton2, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)US Forest Service, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Greg Harris1, Michael T Hren1, Isabel P Montanez2, William DiMichele3, Yvette Eley1, Joseph D White4, Jonathan P Wilson5, Jennifer McElwain6 and Christopher J Poulsen7, (1)University of Connecticut, Center for Integrative Geosciences, Storrs, CT, United States, (2)Univ of California, Davis, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States, (3)Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Paleobiology, Washington DC, MD, United States, (4)Baylor Univ, Waco, TX, United States, (5)Haverford College, Haverford, PA, United States, (6)University College Dublin, School of Biology and Environmental Science, Dublin, Ireland, (7)University of Michigan, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Jacklyn Kristine Ellen Hallett, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, David Miller, University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and Dar A Roberts, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Keegan Winston Quigley, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, Dar A Roberts, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, United States and David Miller, University of California Santa Barbara, Geography, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Nicholas Olsen, Austin Counts, Cassidy Quistorff, Courtney Alecia Ohr and Caitlin Toner, NASA DEVELOP Program - SSAI, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, United States
Hennebelle Andy, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, Olivier Blarquez, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada and Pierre Grondin, Ministère des Ressources Naturelles, Québec, Canada
Jia Yang1, Hanqin Tian1, Shufen Pan1, Matthew Hansen2 and Yuhang Wang3, (1)Auburn University, International Center for Climate and Global Change Research and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL, United States, (2)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States
Marcelo Romao, INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, Ana Carolina Vasques Freitas, Federal University of Itajuba, Itabira, Brazil and Luciana Bassi Marinho Pires, World Environmental Conservancy, Atlanta, GA, United States
Laura Chasmer1, Linda Flade2, Ravinder Virk2, Joshua Scott Montgomery1, Chris Hopkinson1, Daniel K Thompson3, Richard M Petrone4 and Kevin Devito5, (1)University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, (2)University of Lethbridge, Geography, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, (3)Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (4)University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, (5)University of Alberta, Biological Sciences, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Beth A Newingham1, Andrew T Hudak2, Benjamin C Bright2, April G Smith1 and Azad Henareh Khalyani3, (1)USDA ARS, Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit, Reno, NV, United States, (2)USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID, United States, (3)Colorado State University, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Fort Collins, CO, United States