Key past publications from our Team

  • Modelling Human-Fire Interactions: Combining Alternative Perspectives and Approaches

    Frontiers in Environmental Science

    Ford, A.E.S., Harrison S.P., Kountouris, Y., Millington, J.D.A., Mistry, J., Perkins., O., Rabin S.S.,  Rein, G., Schreckenberg, K., Smith. C, Smith, T.E., and Yadav, K. (2021)


  • Smouldering wildfires in peatlands, forests and the arctic: Challenges and perspectives

    Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health

    Rein, G., and Huang, X. (2021)

  • From colonial forestry to ‘community-based fire management’: the political ecology of fire in Belize’s coastal savannas, 1920 to present

    Journal of Political Ecology

    Smith, C. (2021)

  • Hurricanes as an enabler of Amazon fires

    Scientific Reports

    Tsui, E.Y.K., and Toumi R. (2021)

  • PREPRINT The Reading Palaeofire database: an expanded global resource to document changes in fire regimes from sedimentary charcoal records

    Earth System Science Data

    Harrison, S. P. et al incl. Gallagher, D., Kesner, D., Lincoln, P., Shen, Y., Sweeney, L., Colombaroli, D. (2021)



  • Climate influence on the 2019 fires in Amazonia

    Science of The Total Environment

    Dong, X. et al incl. Harrison, S.P. (2021)

  • The importance of antecedent vegetation and drought conditions as global drivers of burnt area


    Kuhn-Régnier, A.,  Voulgarakis, A., Nowack, P., Forkel, M.,  Prentice, I.C.,  and Harrison, S.P. (2021)

    Blog post

  • To Burn or not to Burn? The History behind the Construction of a New Paradigm of Fire Management in Venezuela through Interculturality: Local Actions of National and Regional Impact

    Biodiversidade Brasileira - BioBrasil

    Bilbao, B. et al, incl. Mistry, J. (2021)

  • Spontaneous ignition of soils: a multi-step reaction scheme to simulate self-heating ignition of smouldering peat fires

    Yuan, H. , Restuccia, F. and Rein, G. (2021)

    Blog post

  • Global impact of landscape fire emissions on surface level PM2.5 concentrations, air quality exposure and population mortality

    Atmospheric Environment

    Roberts, G. & Wooster, M. (2021)

    Blog post

  • Laboratory study on the suppression of smouldering peat wildfires: effects of flow rate and wetting agent

    International Journal of Wildland Fire

    Santoso, M.S. et al. incl. Rein, G (2021)

    News story

  • Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia

    Communications Earth & Environment

    Abram, N.J., et al. incl. Wooster, M. (2021)

    Blog post

  • Using cellular automata to simulate field-scale flaming and smouldering wildfires in tropical peatlands

    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute

    Purnomo, D. M.J., et al, incl. Rein. G. (2021)

    Blog post

  • Strong impacts of smoke polluted air demonstrated on the flight behaviour of the painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui L.)

    Ecological Entomology

    Liu, Y., Wooster, M.J., Grosvenor, M.J., et al. (2020)

    Blog post

  • Influence of wind and slope on multidimensional smouldering peat fires

    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute

    Christensen, E.G., Hu, Y., Purnomo, D.M.J., & Rein, G. (2020)


  • First study of Sentinel-3 SLSTR active fire detection and FRP retrieval: Night-time algorithm enhancements and global intercomparison to MODIS and VIIRS AF products

    Remote Sensing of Environment

    Xu, W., Wooster, M.J., He, J., and Zhang, T. (2020)

    Blog post

  • Advances in the estimation of high Spatio-temporal resolution pan-African top-down biomass burning emissions made using geostationary fire radiative power (FRP) and MAIAC aerosol optical depth (AOD) data

    Remote Sensing of Environment

    Nyugen, H.M. and Wooster, M.J. (2020)

  • Global ecosystems and fire: multi‐model assessment of fire‐induced tree cover and carbon storage reduction

    Global Change Biology

    Lasslop, G., et al incl. Harrison, S.P. (2020)

    Blog post

  • Climate Change Increases the Risk of Wildfires

    Science Brief

    Jones, M.W. et al. incl. Prentice, I.C. (2020)

  • Recent global and regional trends in burned area and their compensating environmental controls.

    Environmental Research Communications, 1: 051005.

    Forkel, M. et al. incl. Harrison, S.P. (2019).

  • Sharing multiple perspectives on burning: towards a participatory and intercultural fire management policy in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana.

    Fire, 2: 39.

    Bilbao, B., Mistry, J., Millán, A. and Berardi, A. (2019).

  • Emergent relationships with respect to burned area in global satellite observations and fire-enabled vegetation models.

    Biogeosciences, 16: 57-76.

    Forkel, M., Andela, N., Harrison, S.P., Lasslop, G. et al. (2019).

  • New perspectives in fire management in South American savannas: the importance of intercultural governance.

    AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment, 48(2): 172-179.

    Mistry, J., Schmidt, I., Eloy, L. and Bilbao, B. (2019).

  • From fire suppression to fire management: Advances and resistances to changes in fire policy in the savannas of Brazil and Venezuela.

    Geographical Journal, 185: 10-22.

    Eloy, L., Bilbao, B., Mistry, J. and Schmidt, I. (2019).

  • Influence of fire on the carbon cycle and climate.

    Current Climate Change Reports, 5(2): 112-123.

    Lasslop, G., Coppola, A.I., Voulgarakis, A., Yue, C. and Veraverbeke, S. (2019).

  • The biomass burning contribution to climate–carbon-cycle feedback.

    Earth System Dynamics, 9: 663-677.

    Harrison, S.P., Bartlein, P.J., Brovkin, V., Houweling, S., Kloster, S., and Prentice, I.C. (2018).

  • New tropical peatland gas and particulate emissions factors indicate 2015 Indonesian fires released far more particulate matter (but less methane) than current inventories imply.

    Remote Sensing, 10, 495.

    Wooster, M.J. et al (2018)

  • The status and challenge of global fire modelling.

    Biogeosciences, 13: 3359-3375.

    Hantson, S., Arneth, A., Harrison, S.P., Kelley, D.I., Prentice, I.C. et al. inc. Voulgarakis, A. (2016).

  • Fire carbon emissions over maritime southeast Asia in 2015 largest since 1997.

    Scientific Reports, 6, 26886.

    Huijnen, V., Wooster, M.J. et al. (2016).

  • INFERNO: a fire and emissions scheme for the UK Met Office’s Unified Model.

    Geoscientific Model Development, 9: 2685-2700.

    Mangeon, S., Voulgarakis, A., Gilham, R., Harper, A., Sitch, S. and Folberth, G. (2016).

  • Community owned solutions for fire management in tropical ecosystems: case studies from Indigenous communities of South America.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1696): 20150174

    Mistry, J., Bilbao, B. and Berardi, A. (2016).

  • Fire influences on atmospheric composition, air quality and climate.

    Current Pollution Reports, 1(2): 70-81.

    Voulgarakis, A. and Field, R.D. (2015).

  • Interannual variability of tropospheric trace gases and aerosols: The role of biomass burning emissions.

    JGR Atmospheres, 120(14): 7157-7173.

    Voulgarakis, A., Marlier, M.E., Faluvegi, G., Shindell, D.T., Tsigaridis, K. and Mangeon, S. (2015).

  • LSA SAF Meteosat FRP products – Part 1: Algorithms, product contents, and analysis.

    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15: 1-23.

    Wooster, M.J. et al. (2015).

  • Causal relationships versus emergent patterns in the global controls of fire frequency.

    Biogeosciences, 11: 5087-5101.

    Bistinas, I., Harrison, S.P., Prentice, I.C. and Pereira, J. M. C. (2014).

  • Improved simulation of fire–vegetation interactions in the Land surface Processes and eXchanges dynamic global vegetation model (LPX-Mv1).

    Geoscientific Model Development, 7: 2411-2433.

    Kelley, D.I., Harrison, S. P. and Prentice, I. C. (2014).

  • Global biomass burning: a synthesis and review of Holocene paleofire records and their controls.

    Quaternary Science Reviews, 65: 5-25.

    Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Daniau, A.-L., Harrison, S.P. et al. (2013).

  • Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes.

    Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26: GB4007.

    Daniau, A.-L., Bartlein, P. J., Harrison, S. P., Prentice, I. C. et al. (2012).

  • Por que é importante entender as inter-relações entre pessoas, fogo e áreas protegidas?

    Biodiversidade Brasileira, 1(2): 40-49.

    Mistry, J. and Bizerril, M. (2011).

  • Geography and the promise of integrative environmental research.

    Geoforum, 40: 127-129.

    Demeritt, D. (2009).

  • From externality to inputs and interference: framing environmental research in geography.

    Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 34: 3-11.

    Demeritt, D. (2008).

  • Retrieval of biomass combustion rates and totals from fire radiative power observations: Application to southern Africa using geostationary SEVIRI imagery.

    Journal of Geophysical Research, 110: D21111.

    Roberts, G., Wooster, M. J. et al. (2005).