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    • A semi-mechanistic model for predicting daily variations in species-level live fuel moisture content 

      Balaguer-Romano, Rodrigo; Díaz-Sierra, Rubén; Cáceres, Miquel De; Cunill-Camprubí, Àngel; Nolan, Rachael H.; Boer, Matthias M.; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Resco de Dios, Víctor (Elsevier, 2022)
      Live Fuel Moisture Content (LFMC) is one of the main factors affecting forest ignitability as it determines the availability of existing live fuel to burn. Currently, LFMC is monitored through spectral vegetation indices ...
    • Changing weather extremes call for early warnint of potential for catastrophic fire 

      Boer, Matthias M.; Nolan, Rachael H.; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Clarke, Hamish; Price, Owen F.; Bradstock, Ross A. (Wiley Open Access; American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2017)
      Changing frequencies of extreme weather events and shifting fire seasons call for enhanced capability to forecast where and when forested landscapes switch from a nonflammable (i.e., wet fuel) state to the highly flammable ...
    • Circadian Regulation Does Not Optimize Stomatal Behaviour 

      Resco de Dios, Víctor; Anderegg, William R. L.; Li, Ximeng; Tissue, David T.; Bahn, Michael; Landais, Damien; Milcu, Alexandru; Yao, Yinan; Nolan, Rachael H.; Roy, Jacques; Gessler, Arthur (MDPI, 2020-08-25)
      The circadian clock is a molecular timer of metabolism that affects the diurnal pattern of stomatal conductance (gs), amongst other processes, in a broad array of plant species. The function of circadian gs regulation ...
    • Forest fire threatens global carbon sinks and population centres under rising atmospheric water demand 

      Clarke, Hamish; Nolan, Rachael H.; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Bradstock, Ross; Griebel, Anne; Khanal, Shiva; Boer, Matthias M. (Nature Research, 2022)
      Levels of fire activity and severity that are unprecedented in the instrumental record have recently been observed in forested regions around the world. Using a large sample of daily fire events and hourly climate data, ...
    • Globe-LFMC, a global plant water status database for vegetation ecophysiology and wildfire applications 

      Yebra, Marta; Scortechini, Gianluca; Badi, Abdulbaset; Beget, María Eugenia; Boer, Matthias M.; Bradstock, Ross A.; Chuvieco Salinero, Emilio; Danson, F. Mark; Dennison, Philip; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Di Bella, Carlos M.; Forsyth, Greg; Frost, Philip; García, Mariano; Hamdi, Abdelaziz; He, Binbin; Jolly, Matt; Kraaij, Tineke; Martín, M. Pilar; Mouillot, Florent; Newnham, Glenn; Nolan, Rachael H.; Pellizzaro, G.; Qi, Yi; Quan, Xingwen; Riaño, David; Roberts, Dar; Sow, Momadou; Ustin, Susan (Springer Nature, 2019-08-21)
      Globe-LFMC is an extensive global database of live fuel moisture content (LFMC) measured from 1,383 sampling sites in 11 countries: Argentina, Australia, China, France, Italy, Senegal, Spain, South Africa, Tunisia, United ...
    • Limits to post-fire vegetation recovery under climate change 

      Nolan, Rachael H.; Collins, Luke; Leigh, Andy; Ooi, Mark K.J.; Curran, Timothy J.; Fairman, Thomas A.; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Bradstock, Ross A. (Wiley, 2021)
      Record-breaking fire seasons in many regions across the globe raise important ques-tions about plant community responses to shifting fire regimes (i.e., changing fire fre-quency, severity and seasonality). Here, we examine ...
    • Linking Forest Flammability and Plant Vulnerability to Drought 

      Nolan, Rachael H.; Blackman, Chris J.; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Choat, Brendan; Medlyn, Belinda E.; Li, Ximeng; Bradstock, Ross A.; Boer, Matthias M. (MDPI, 2020-07-20)
      Globally, fire regimes are being altered by changing climatic conditions. New fire regimes have the potential to drive species extinctions and cause ecosystem state changes, with a range of consequences for ecosystem ...
    • Physiological drought responses improve predictions of live fuel moisture dynamics in a Mediterranean forest. 

      Nolan, Rachael H.; Hedo, Javier; Arteaga López, Carles; Sugai, Tetsuto; Resco de Dios, Víctor (Elsevier, 2018)
      The moisture content of live fuels is an important determinant of forest flammability. Current approaches for modelling live fuel moisture content typically focus on the use of drought indices. However, these have mixed ...
    • Predicting dead fine fuel moisture at regional scales using vapour pressure deficit from MODIS and gridded weather data 

      Nolan, Rachael H.; Resco de Dios, Víctor; Boer, Matthias M.; Caccamo, Gabriele; Goulden, Michael L.; Bradstock, Ross A. (Elsevier, 2016)
      Spatially explicit predictions of fuel moisture content are crucial for quantifying fire danger indices and as inputs to fire behaviour models. Remotely sensed predictions of fuel moisture have typically focused on live ...
    • Some challenges for forest fire risk predictions in the21st Century 

      Resco de Dios, Víctor; Nolan, Rachael H. (MDPI, 2021-04-12)