Carl Schmitt

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Earth Systems Laboratory, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology
National Center for Atmospheric Research
3090 Center Green Drive
Boulder, Colorado 80301-3000, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Fire Response to Local Climate Variability: Huascarán National Park, Peru
Pages: 85-104
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.130288764

In Huascarán National Park (HNP), Peru, grazing and anthropogenic burning have been interacting for decades with natural ignitions and climate variability to reconfigure the fire regimes of the vegetative communities.  However, over the last few decades, human alterations to the region’s fire regime were perceived by resource managers to have led to an overall increase in fire occurrence and fire extent.  Resource managers are now very concerned about the impacts of increasing anthropogenic fires in the National Park because these fires seem to disrupt ecological processes and tourism.  [Read More]

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