Navigation Links
Forest fires are becoming larger and more frequent
Date:10/24/2011

This press release is available in Spanish.

The study, recently published in the journal Climatic Change, is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between two researchers: one is UC3M Professor Santiago Fernndez Muoz, who has worked in the area of geographic history under the direction of the Universidad Autnoma de Madrid Professor Josefina Gmez Mendoza; the other is Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas (CSIC Spanish National Research Council) ecologist Juli Pausas. Specifically, the authors constructed a complete database of historical fires in the province of Valencia in order to relate them to the evolution of the climate and societal and territorial transformations in the region. The research that was carried out provides the most complete series of data on the evolution of fires in the Mediterranean basin to date.

The conclusion they have reached is that a significant change in the number and, especially, size of forest fires took place during the decade of the seventies. This change can be directly related to the rural exodus and transformation of land use that took place during that decade. "The depopulation of rural areas resulted in the abandonment of agricultural spaces that had historically been interspersed among the forests. Because of this, in the space of a few years, spaces where there had previously been grain fields were invaded by highly flammable vegetation in a series of steps leading toward the Mediterranean forests", explains Professor Fernndez Muoz.

The key: 0.6 inhabitants per square kilometer

At the same time, the extraction of firewood decreased drastically as a consequence of the incorporation of other sources of energy, and the country witnessed a very relevant transformation in its rural landscapes, which became "less populated and with fewer patchworks of land
'/>"/>

Contact: Ana Herrera
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Lichens function as indicators of nitrogen pollution in forests
2. Tropical rainforest and mountain species may be threatened by global warming
3. Forest peoples rights key to reducing emissions from deforestation
4. When it comes to forest soil, wildfires pack 1-2 punch
5. University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to rainforest debate
6. Wake Forest plays integral role in effort to revolutionize vehicle safety
7. Diversity of trees in Ecuadors Amazon rainforest defies simple explanation
8. Earthworm activity can alter forests carbon-carrying capabilities
9. Living fossil tree contains genetic imprints of rain forests under climate change
10. Dried mushrooms slow climate warming in Northern forests
11. Wildfires result in loss of forests reserved by Northwest Forest Plan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Forest fires are becoming larger and more frequent
(Date:8/5/2015)... August 5, 2015 According to ... Management Market by Software, Services, Vertical (BFSI, Airport, IT & ... - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, defines ... globally into various segments. The global PIAM Market is ... $546.2 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 14.9 ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... 2015 Research ... the addition of the "Digital Forensics ... Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Mobile Device ... Vertical and Region - Global Forecast to ... By Component (Hardware, Software, and Service), ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... SHENZHEN , Kina, 31. juli 2015 ... ) bliver afholdt af BGI fra den 22. - 25. ... Konferencen fejrer sin 10-års fødselsdag i år. ... verdens mest indflydelsesrige årlige møder på ,omik,-feltet, og er ... forsamlinger. ICG-10 fokuserer på nylige gennembrud ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 2Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 3Physical Identity and Access Management Market Worth $546.2 Million by 2019 4Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2
... pharmaceutical industry is struggling to deal with bacteria that ... is the similar struggle in agribusiness to deal with ... is widely used in farming practice. The herbicide, ... in Monsanto,s Roundup products and also in herbicides produced ...
... Mich. Sheng Yang He, plant biologist at Michigan ... most-innovative plant scientists as part of a $75 million ... Medical Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ... Laboratory, and 14 other researchers from around the country. ...
... HOUSTON (June 16, 2011) Researchers at The ... have been awarded nearly $1 million to investigate Adenovirus-36 ... The grant is being awarded by the Federal Emergency ... The study will examine the relationship of Ad-36 to ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists learn how horseweed shrugs off herbicide 2Scientists learn how horseweed shrugs off herbicide 3Scientists learn how horseweed shrugs off herbicide 4Scientists learn how horseweed shrugs off herbicide 5MSU plant scientist named one of the nation's most innovative researchers 2UTHealth awarded FEMA grant to explore novel obesity risk factor among firefighters 2UTHealth awarded FEMA grant to explore novel obesity risk factor among firefighters 3
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... November ... pharmacovigilance services and software tools to pharmaceutical and life sciences organizations, today announced ... PRIMO Mobile is a mobile data intake solution that enables field sales representatives, ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... UCLA ... months ago. Conventional treatment and therapy were not working so Zach decided to ... Dr. McKenna treated Zack with precisely guided injections of bone marrow aspirate concentrate ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Sept. 3, 2015  Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML ... today announced that Herbert Fritsche , Ph.D., the ... is the recipient of the 2015 Abbott Award, given ... for outstanding contributions to the field of basic or ... October 5 th in Zakopane, Poland ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... 2015  StemProtein LLC, a leading manufacturer of ... Stemedica Cell Technologies Inc., announced today that it ... of StemProtein. Silberg will help advance the Company,s ... Cell Factors (SCFs), a significant consumer opportunity. ... and biopharmaceutical industries with substantial executive level experience ...
Breaking Biology Technology:November Research Group’s PRIMO Mobile Goes Live at Allergan Japan 2UCLA Wide Receiver and Canadian Decathlon Standout Zack Bornstein Bounces Back After Stem Cell Therapy at Riordan-McKenna Institute 2UCLA Wide Receiver and Canadian Decathlon Standout Zack Bornstein Bounces Back After Stem Cell Therapy at Riordan-McKenna Institute 3Vermillion Announces Dr. Herbert Fritsche as Recipient of the 2015 Abbott Award from the International Society of Oncology and Biomarkers 2StemProtein Names Thomas H. Silberg As CEO, To Focus On Stem Cell Secreted Proteins Addresing A Variety Of Health And Beauty Related Needs 2StemProtein Names Thomas H. Silberg As CEO, To Focus On Stem Cell Secreted Proteins Addresing A Variety Of Health And Beauty Related Needs 3
... D Garteiz, TexMS Analytical Services, Houston, TX , ... A Varian 1200L LC/MS/MS system was used for ... therapeutic agents to the urinary tract using a urethra suppository mode of ... tract disease is a major health problem in the U.S. and will ...
... , ... Oxidative stress, radiation and other external insults ... diverse as bacteria, yeast, drosophila, rodents and man (Friedberg et al. ... to allow time for DNA repair processes to occur. If however, the system ...
... Ryan Varian Australia Pty. Ltd., Mulgrave, 3170, Victoria, Australia , ... The role of major, minor and trace levels of ... In particular, research on the value of trace elements to the diagnosis, ... The advent of atomic absorption (AA) techniques and the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Quantitation of Oxybutynin in Rabbit Plasma Using the Varian 1200L LC/MS/MS System 2Quantitation of Oxybutynin in Rabbit Plasma Using the Varian 1200L LC/MS/MS System 3DNA Damage and Repair - Quantification of Sub-Cellular Events Using Automated Confocal Imaging 2DNA Damage and Repair - Quantification of Sub-Cellular Events Using Automated Confocal Imaging 3DNA Damage and Repair - Quantification of Sub-Cellular Events Using Automated Confocal Imaging 4DNA Damage and Repair - Quantification of Sub-Cellular Events Using Automated Confocal Imaging 5Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 2Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 3Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 4Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 5Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 6Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 7Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 8Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 9Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 10Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 11Analysis of Blood Serum on the Liberty Series II ICP-AES with the axially-viewed plasma 12
... Quality ISO 9001:2000 Certified ... All Precedures Validated, SOP's Training ... Process for All Procedures GLP Documentation Upon ... one stop shopping point for all your ...
Human IL-17D Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab...
BBS/Glycerol/Casein Block and Diluent - 10X Concentrate, 1 L...
... Clone/PAD: ZMD.414. Immunogen: Synthetic peptide ... mouse and rat mTOR (Mammalian target of ... for the human mTOR protein. On ... at ~235 kDa. Reactivity: Human (positive ...
Biology Products: