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  • Harrison, S. P., Bartlein, P. J., Brovkin, V., Houweling, S., Kloster, S. and Prentice, I. C. (2018) The biomass burning contribution to climate-carbon cycle feedback. Earth System Dynamics Discussions. ISSN 2190-4987 doi:
  • Lestienne M., Aleman J.C., Colombaroli D. 2018. How Paleofire Research Can Better Inform Ecosystem Management. EOS, 99. Link
  • Kendrick J. Brown, Mitchell J. Power, Michal Słowiński, Andri C. Van Aardt, Olivier Blarquez, Pierre Grondin. 2018. Applying paleofire records in ecological management, Wildfire Magazine, 27.1. Link
  • Aleman J. C., Hennebelle A., Vannière B., Blarquez O. and the Global Paleofire Working Group. 2018. Sparking New Opportunities for Charcoal-Based Fire History Reconstructions. Fire 1(1): 7. doi:10.3390/fire1010007
  • Hawthorne, D., Courtney Mustaphi, C. J., Aleman, J. C., Blarquez, O., Colombaroli, D., Daniau, A.-L., Marlon, J. R., Power, M., Vannière, B., Han, Y., Hantson, S., Kehrwald, N., Magi, B., Yue, X., Carcaillet, C., Marchant, R., Ogunkoya, A., Githumbi, E. N. and Muriuki, R. M. (no date) ‘Global Modern Charcoal Dataset (GMCD): A tool for exploring proxy-fire linkages and spatial patterns of biomass burning’, Quaternary International. doi:
  • Hantson S., Kloster S., Coughlan M., Daniau A.-L., Vannière B., Brücher T., Kehrwald N., Magi B. (2016) Fire in the Earth System – bridging data and modelling research. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2016 97:6, 1069-1072. (DOI)
  • Williams, A.N., Mooney, S.D., Sisson, S.A., Marlon, J.R. (2015). Exploring the relationship between Aboriginal population indices and fire in Australia over the last 20,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 432, 49-57.
  • Vannière B., Blarquez O., Rius D., Doyen E., Brücher T., Colombaroli D., Connor S., Feurdean A., Hickler T., Lemmen C., Leys B., Massa C., Olofsson J. (2015). The human legacies of elevation-dependant European fire regimes, Quaternary Science Reviews, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.11.012.(DOI)
  • Marlon, J. R., Kelly, R., Daniau, A.-L., Vannière B., Power, M. J., Bartlein, P., Higuera, P., Blarquez, O., Brewer, S., Brücher, T., Feurdean, A., Gil Romera, G., Iglesias, V., Maezumi, S. Y., Magi, B., Courtney Mustaphi, C. J., Zhihai, T. (2015). Reconstructions of biomass burning from sediment charcoal records to improve data-model comparisons. Biogeosciences Discussions, 12, 18571-18623, doi:10.5194/bgd-12-18571-2015.
  • Blarquez O., Vannière, B., Marlon J. R., Daniau A. -L., Power M. J., Brewer S., Bartlein P. J., (2014). paleofire: an R package to analyse sedimentary charcoal records from the Global Charcoal Database to reconstruct past biomass burning. Computers & Geosciences 72, 255–261.
  • Vannière B., Blarquez O., Marlon J., Daniau A.-L., Power M. 2014. Multi-Scale Analyses of Fire-Climate-Vegetation Interactions on Millennial Scales. Past Global Changes Magazine, 22 (1), 40.
  • Feurdean, A., Liakka, J., Vannière, B., Marinova-Wolff, E., Hutchinson, S., Hickler, T., 2013. Holocene fire regime drivers in the lowlands of Transylvania (Central Eastern-Europe): a data-model approach. Quat. Sc. Rev., 81, 48-61.
  • Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Daniau, A-L., Harrison, S.P., Power, M.J., Tinner, W., Maezumie, S., Vannière, B., 2013, Global biomass burning: A synthesis and review of Holocene paleofire records and their controls, Quat. Sc. Rev. 65, 5-25.
  • Molinari, C., Lehsten, V., Bradshaw, R.H.W., Power, M.J., Arneth, A., Kaplan, J.O., Vannière, B., and Sykes, M.T., 2013, Exploring potential drivers of European biomass burning over the Holocene: a data-model analysis, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22, 12, 1248-1260.
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  • Power MJ, Mayle FE, Bartlein P, Marlon JM,  Anderson RS, Behling H, Brown KJ, Carcaillet C, Colombaroli D, Gavin DG, Hallett DJ, Horn SP, Kennedy LM, Lane CS, Long CJ, Moreno PI, Paitre C, Robinson G, Taylor Z, Walsh MK  (2013) 16th Century burning decline in the Americas: population collapse or climate change? The Holocene, 1-11. (DOI)
  • Marlon JM, Bartlein PJ, Long C, Gavin DG, Anderson RS, Briles C, Brown K, Colombaroli D, Hallett DJ, Power MJ, Scharf E, Walsh MK (2012) Long-term perspective on wildfires in the western U.S.A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (DOI)
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  • Marlon et al. (2008) Climate and human influences on global biomass burning over the past two millennia. Nature Geoscience 1: 697-702 (DOI)
  • Marlon et al. (2009) Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (DOI)
  • Mayle, F.E. and Power, M.J. (2008) Impact of a drier Early-Mid-Holocene climate upon Amazonian forests. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B363, 1829-1838 (View)

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  • Arneth, A. , S. P. Harrison, S. Zaehle, K. Tsigaridis, S. Menon, P. J. Bartlein, J. Feichter, A. Korhola, M. Kulmala, D. Donnell, G. Schurgers, S. Sorvari and T. Vesala (2009) Terrestrial biogeochemical feedbacks in the climate system, Nature Geoscience | VOL 3 | AUGUST  |
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  • Moreno et al. (2008) Millennial-scale variability in Southern Hemisphere westerly wind activity over the last 5000 years in SW Patagonia. Quaternary Science Reviews 28 (1-2): 25-38 (DOI)
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  • Scott (2008) Terrestrial Biosphere: The Burning Issue. Nature Geoscience 1: 643-644 (DOI)
  • Marlon et al. (2008) Climate and human influences on global biomass burning over the past two millennia. Nature Geoscience 1: 697-702 (DOI)
  • Lynch et al. (2007) Using the Paleorecord to Evaluate Climate and Fire Interactions in Australia. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 35: 215-39 (DOI)

Conference abstracts

4th International Fire Congress: 30 Nov – 04 Dec 2009

Fires of the Past: local to global perspectives on biomass burning since the Last Glacial Maximum Power et al.


AGU: 15-19 December 2008

Science workshop on Past, present and future climate change: 10-12 November 2008


INQUA: 28 July-3 August 2007

  • Modelling palaeofires: ensemble simulations of fire regimes and trace gas emissions at the Last Glacial Maximum and during the Mid-Holocene Harrison et al.
  • North American Fire Regimes, Vegetation Patterns, and Climate Changes Since the Last Glacial Maximum Marlon et al.
  • Biomass burning since the LGM: a global synthesis of fire activity based on the analyses of charcoal data Power et al.
  • Biomass burning in tropical ecosystems of South America since the Last Glacial Maximum: a regional palaeofire synthesis based on sedimentary charcoal data Power et al.
  • How do differences in charcoal quantification, basin type, and fuel characteristics affect charcoal records? Power et al.

AAG 17-21 April 2007

  • Global Fire-History Since the Last Glacial Maximum: Syntheses and Data-Model Comparisons
    Marlon et al.

QUEST Open Science Conference: 26-28 March 2007

  • Palaeofires: observations and simulations of the impact of climate change on biomass burning
    Power et al.


AGU: 11-15 December 2006

  • Global Paleofire History Since the Last Glacial Maximum: Syntheses and Data-Model Comparisons (poster) Marlon et al.