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author = {Buehne, HST and Tobias, JAA and Durant, SMM and Pettorelli, N},
doi = {10.1007/s10980-022-01571-0},
journal = {Landscape Ecology},
pages = {1--16},
title = {Indirect interactions between climate and cropland distribution shape fire size in West African grasslands},
url = {},
volume = {38},
year = {2022}

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AB - ContextClimate and land use changes often interact, yet our ability to predict their combined effects on biodiversity is currently limited. In particular, the combined effects of climate and land use on key ecosystem dynamics, such as disturbance regimes, that shape biodiversity across large spatial scales, are poorly understood.ObjectivesWe assess how indirect climate–land use interactions influence disturbance regimes by examining the mechanistic pathways by which climate and proximity to cropland interact to shape fire size in a West African grassland ecosystem, the W-Arly-Pendjari transboundary protected area complex.MethodsWe use remotely sensed indicators of burned area, rainfall, cropland distribution, and vegetation dynamics to test two spatially explicit hypotheses about the interaction between climate and land use effects on fire dynamics.ResultsWe demonstrate that in areas where wet season grass production (which is driven by rainfall) is higher, fires are larger, but that this relationship depends on the distance to cropland. Close to cropland, environmental drivers of fire size (wet season grass production, and progressive loss of fire fuel during the fire season) have little effect on fire size, as fuel breaks induced by cropland limit fire size.
AU - Buehne,HST
AU - Tobias,JAA
AU - Durant,SMM
AU - Pettorelli,N
DO - 10.1007/s10980-022-01571-0
EP - 16
PY - 2022///
SN - 0921-2973
SP - 1
TI - Indirect interactions between climate and cropland distribution shape fire size in West African grasslands
T2 - Landscape Ecology
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VL - 38
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