"Climate change will likely alter the atmospheric patterns that affect fire weather. Changes in fire patterns will in turn impact carbon cycling, forest structure, and species composition. In the summary paper 'Wildland Fire and Climate Change', Forest Service scientists who study wildfire explain what is known about these interactions and what management options are available to resource managers.
We've also provided readings on this subject that range from technical peer-reviewed literature to general briefings on fire research and the climate-fire connection. Browse descriptions of some of the current Forest Service research projects that study fire and climate change, recommended websites, and fire-related tools for resource managers. All resources have been recommended by the Wildland Fire and Climate Change authors and the CCRC production team."