By Natalie Sanders As with Dynamic Global Vegetation Models, knowing which Fire Model to use to predict future scenarios is a complicated business. Often researchers will favour one model over another, but there is rarely a consensus as to which model is the best to use. Due to a lack of comprehensive understanding of how … Continue reading The Fire Model Intercomparison Project (FireMIP): Which model is best? The results are in.
Wildfires have been around since the dawn of life on land. They are vital to many ecosystems, recycling nutrients and increasing soil fertility. People have long been starting and controlling wildfires to manage croplands. But for as many benefits as they bring, there are serious downsides such as contributing to deforestation, emitting carbon dioxide, affecting … Continue reading ICL is leading the way on understanding, predicting and co-existing with wildfires globally. Prof Iain Colin Prentice and colleagues were awarded £10 million to set up the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society.