Randy Balice

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Publications in Fire Ecology

Seasons Within the Wildfire Season: Marking Weather-Related Fire Occurrence Regimes
Pages: 60-78
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0202060

Weather and climate contribute to the multidecadal, seasonal, and daily cycles of the potential for fire ignitions and for the severity of fires. We used a long-term dataset of weather parameters to characterize comparatively homogeneous periods, or subseasons, within the fire season. First, we conducted an exploratory analysis of weather conditions using the univariate t-test to determine if natural breaks in the weather conditions could be identified.  [Read More]

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Special Issue: Fire in the Southwest: Integrating Fire Into Management of Changing Ecosystems
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0501001

Diverse fire regimes and contentious management issues coupled with continuing severe drought have presented southwestern land managers and fire scientists with daunting challenges. Recent and predicted changes in climate, fuels, and fire behavior are yielding unique management problems with few obvious solutions. Recent studies document that the southwest is experiencing and will likely continue to experience increased droughts and earlier and more severe fire seasons. Unprecedented human population growth, combined with expanding populations of some invasive plant species, provide additional challenges for land managers in the region.  [Read More]

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