Burning planet: are wildfires increasing and what is their impact on the global carbon cycle?
Stefan H. Doerr is Professor of wildland fire science in the Geography Department at Swansea University (UK) and a BECC guestresearcher. He focuses on vegetation fire effects on landscape carbon dynamics, on soils and on water quality, ecosystem services, as well as on global fire patterns, trends, risk, predictions and social perceptions. He also has long standing interests in soil hydrology and erosion with particular focus on the causes and effects of soil water repellency. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Wildland Fire and listed as Highly Cited Author 2018 (https://hcr.clarivate.com).
Cristina Santín is Senior Lecturer in the Biosciences Department at Swansea University (UK). Her current research focuses on the effects of fire on carbon dynamics and, also, on fire impacts on soils, waters and social perceptions of fire. She currently holds a prestigious Sêr Cymru II COFUND fellowship which aims to advance our knowledge on the effects of prescribed fire in two fundamental ecosystem services: water supply and carbon storage. She is Associate Editor for JGR-Biosgeosciences.