Fire, Climate Change, and Sustainability

Fire is a natural and vital process, and the long-term sustainability of many ecosystems is dependent upon periodic fires. Fire must therefore be considered in conservation planning, as well as our understanding of climate change. Many CFRO projects fall under this overarching research area, including the Global Fire Partnership; Fire, Carbon Sequestration, and Averted Emissions; and Living with Fire in Chaparral Ecosystems.