GCD 4.0.2 and paleofire 1.2.2

We are please to announce that the GCD and paleofire R packages have been updated to their 4.0.2 and 1.2.2 versions, respectively. GCD major update from 3.X.X to 4.X.X version number is associated to extensive changes in the way data is added into the package. GCD 4.X.X is now mirroring the online GCD SQL database […]

WORKSHOP REPORT: Applying paleofire records in ecological management

We are very glad to share the last report from the GPWG2 Montreal Workshop that is now published in Wildfire Magazine. WORKSHOP REPORT: Applying paleofire records in ecological management, by: Kendrick J. Brown – Natural Resources Canada, Mitchell J. Power – University of Utah, Michal Słowiński – Polish Academy of Sciences, Andri C. Van Aardt – University of the […]

New paper: Late Holocene influence of societies on the fire regime in southern Québec temperate forests

I am really happy to share our last paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews with students and colleagues from the Department of Geography and Anthropology of UdeM: Blarquez O., Talbot J., Paillard J., Lapointe-Elmrabti L., Pelletier N., Gates St-Pierre C. 2018. Late Holocene influence of societies on the fire regime in southern Québec temperate forests. Quaternary […]

Winter is coming

Notre dernière étude publiée dans New Phytologist fait la couverture du journal! Le blog du journal nous fait également l’honneur d’un article par Mike Whitfield que vous trouverez ici: https://www.newphytologist.org/blog/behind-the-cover-new-phytologist-2164-december-2017/  Et repris ci dessous: Winter has come to Lake Miroir. Below the surface, deep down in the dark, the lakebed sediments tell a story of ice and fire. […]

Pyrogéographie Vol. 1 !

Je suis heureux d’annoncer la parution du numéro 1 du journal Pyrogéographie qui est réalisé par les étudiants du cours GEO6139 durant la session d’hiver 2017. Vous trouverez trois articles traitant de la géographie des feux que ce soit de dynamiques écologiques en tundra (Dessain et El Ghoneimi) de la place de l’homme au sein de […]

Our paper on African land-use change recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field!

Our paper “Land-use change outweighs projected effects of changing rainfall on tree cover in sub-Saharan Africa”  , has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field by F1000 Faculty Member George Malanson! Pr. Malanson summary: Aleman et al. identified landscapes at risk in sub-Saharan Africa. A variety of data sources (satellite tree […]

New paper: Paleofire Dynamics in Central Spain During the Late Holocene: the Role of Climatic and Anthropogenic Forcing

I am very pleased to share this new article with José Antonio López-Sáez and colleagues: DOI:10.1002/ldr.2751 about the fire history of a mountain range in central Spain.   Abstract: The use of fire and, consequently, its severity and incidence on the environment, has grown steadily during the last millennia throughout the Mediterranean. This issue can be assessed in […]

ggplot2 pollen diagram (and dendrogram)

In R, excellent packages provide ways to plot pollen or more generally stratigraphic diagrams. The two main tools come from the rioja package with “strat.plot” and the analogue package with “Stratiplot”. Althought those two functions are very comprehensive (you can include a dendrogram, pollen zones, etc.), easy to use, and highly customizable; I was still […]

New paper: Global Modern Charcoal Dataset (GMCD): A tool for exploring proxy-fire linkages and spatial patterns of biomass burning

I am very pleased to share this article by Donna Hawthorne, Colin J. Courtney Mustaphi, Julie Aleman et al. on a new tool and data repository the Global Modern Charcoal Dataset which is currently in development by the GPWG and colleagues working in paleofire research. The GMCD is a unique opportunity to develop paleofire research and achieve charcoal […]