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Wildfire and climate change

Wildfire and climate change

Andrew C. Scott

Andrew Scott is Distinguished Research Professor in Ancient and Modern Fire Systems. 

His PhD was on The Ecology of Carboniferous vegetation.

His research has dealt with aspects of palaeobotany, palynology, coal geology, petrology and geochemistry, the geological history of wildfire and the role of fire on Earth and the use of charcoal in coal as an atmospheric oxygen proxy. In 2001 he published a book on some of the Queen’s scientific drawings held in Windsor Castle. He has published more than 240 scholarly articles and written or edited 12 books. He appears regularly in radio programmes and is currently a member of the England and Wales Wildfire Forum.

Scanning Electron micrograph of a Charcoalified ovule (1.5mm long) from the Carboniferous of Scotland (Scott et al., 2019 Int. J. Plant Sciences).

Research Topics

Fire as an Earth System Process. The evolution of fire through time. Fire as an atmospheric oxygen proxy; Charcoal and its geological significance; Plants and Minerals in Byzantine Popular Pharmacy; Wildfire and climate change. Fire history before and after the appearance of human.




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