Our new Perspective is now published in the first issue of Fire! This paper is a product of the last GPWG2 workshop held in Montréal last October, and organized by Olivier Blarquez with the financial support of PAGES and UdeM. Thanks to all the workshop participants for the awesome discussions!
Find our paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution here. Previous estimates of deforestation rates in Africa since the 1900s range between 35 and 55%. These numbers – widely cited in the literature – often serve as basis for carbon mitigation strategies and conservation planning of forest systems. Our recent analysis, however, shows that only 21.7% of […]
I wrote a small paper for The Conversation about the impacts of climate change and land use modifications on forests and savannas in Africa. This was based on our recent papers in Global Change Biology and Scientific Reports. Why the future of Africa’s forests and savannas is under threat. This publication was covered by CNBC […]
Our paper “Land-use change outweighs projected effects of changing rainfall on tree cover in sub-Saharan Africa” published in Global Change Biology, 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 […]
We just published in Quaternary International a paper presenting the new initiative of the Global Paleofire Working Group. Check out here to have an overview of the Global Modern Charcoal Dataset and its future application. Hawthorne, D., Courtney Mustaphi, C. J., Aleman, J. C., Blarquez, O., Colombaroli, D., Daniau, A.-L., Marlon, J. R., Power, M., […]
Savanna people, please submit an abstract to our session ‘Savanna ecology and functioning over space and time’ for the European Conference of Tropical Ecology (Brussels 6-10 February 2017). Savanna studies are underrepresented in conferences about tropical ecology, while the challenges for resilience and sustainability are high in such a biome! We need more contributions. The […]