The “Interval Squeeze”- Fire and Climate Change Combine to Accelerate Woody Plant Loss in Dry Climates: Research Brief

Hotter, drier climates resulting from climate change will reduce the ability of woody plants to recover after fire. When combined with shorter fire return intervals, the resulting “interval squeeze” increases the risk for individual species extirpation.  

View Research Brief PDF >

View Full Article PDF >

Enright, N.J., J.B. Fontaine, D.M.S.J. Bowman, R.A. Bradstock, and R.J. Williams 2015. Interval squeeze: altered fire regimes and demographic responses interact to threaten woody species persistence as climate changes. Front Ecol Environ 13(5):265-272.