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Maximum Fire Elevation in the Sierra Nevada Has Increased Over the Past Century feat. M. Schwartz

The October 2017 Newsletter of the California Fire Science Consortium features a research brief co-authored by JMIE Director Emeritus Mark Schwartz and JMIE friends and affiliates Malcolm North, Hugh Safford, James Thorne and Christopher Dolanc:

"Using a geodatabase, researchers found that the maximum elevation extent of wildfires and the probability of wildfire occurrence above 3000 m have increased over the last century in the Sierra Nevada. This trend may accelerate vegetation shifts towards upper montane forest types in current subalpine systems."

Link to the Consortium Web site and research brief here.

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