Fire in the Earth System: The Global Paleofire Working Group

22.10 - 26.10.2007
Totnes, UK
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At this workshop, sponsored by the UK NERC-sponsored QUEST (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System) program, iLEAPS and PAGES, members of the GPWG mapped out their future activities.

These include:

(1) continued expansion of the charcoal database,

(2) analysis of the causes and consequences of changes in fire regimes over the last interglacial-glacial-interglacial cycle,

(3) development of new interpretive tools, and

(4) creation of benchmark model-evaluation data sets for the Fire Model Intercomparison Project (FIREMIP).

The GPWG currently has over 90 members worldwide, and welcomes participation by all scientists interested in understanding the role of paleofire in the Earth System.

Meeting material

> Workshop report