This study focuses on climate change and increasing human populations as two potential causes of the increasing number and size of wildfire in the western US. Through a statistical analysis of CalFire data from 1990-2006, relative contributions of increased populations and temperatures to fire activity across California are estimated.
Baltar, M., J.E. Keely, and F.P. Scheonberg. 2014. County-level analysis of the impact of temperature and population increases on California wildfire data. Environmetrics 25: 397-405. DOI: 10.1002/env.2257.