Publications

Kearns, F. and M.A. Moritz. How fierce fall and winter winds help fuel California fires. The Conversation (16 November, 2018).

Moritz, M.A., C.L. Tague, and S.E. Anderson. Wildfires are inevitable – increasing home losses, fatalities and costs are not. The Conversation (14 August 2018).

Moritz, M.A. California needs to rethink urban fire risk, starting with where it builds houses. The Conversation (13 December 2017).

Moritz, M.A. and S.G. Knowles. 2016. Coexisting with wildfire. American Scientist 104: 4. PDF

Schoennagel, T., P. Morgan, J. Balch, P. Dennison, B. Harvey, R.L. Hutto, M. Krawchuk, M.A. Moritz, R. Rasker, and C. Whitlock. 2016. Insights from wildfire science: A resource for fire policy discussions. Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 423.  PDF

Muller, B. and M.A. Moritz. 2015. Live fuel moisture: Garden volunteers fill a gap in assessing local fire danger. Ironwood 23: 2. PDF

Moritz, M.A. 2012. Wildfires ignite debate on global warming. Nature 487: 273. PDF

Moritz, M.A. 2012. Climate change and wildfire: How vulnerable are we? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistsonline Opinion feature (29 August 2012).

Bartolome, J. and M.A. Moritz. 2011. Research on fire and ecosystem services must incorporate climate realitiesCalifornia Agriculture65: 176-176. PDF

Moritz, M.A., M.A. Krawchuk, and M.-A. Parisien. 2010. Pyrogeography: understanding the ecological niche of fire. PAGES news18: 83-85. PDF

Bowman, D.M.J.S., J.K. Balch, P. Artaxo, W.J. Bond, J.M. Carlson, M.A. Cochrane, C.M. D’Antonio, R.S. DeFries, J.C. Doyle, S.P. Harrison, F.H. Johnston, J.E. Keeley, M.A. Krawchuk, C.A. Kull, J.B.Marston, M.A. Moritz, I.C. Prentice, C.I. Roos, A.C. Scott, T.W. Swetnam, G.R. van der Werf, and S.J. Pyne. 2009. Fire in the Earth system. Science 324: 481-484. PDF

Kearns, F.R., N.C. Goldstein, B. Pedersen, and M.A. Moritz. 2007. The fire information engine: a web-based toolkit for wildfire-related needsJournal of Map & Geography Libraries 4:1. PDF

Waugh, J., S. Stephens, M. Moritz, R. Smith, and R. Myers. 2006. Fire as a global conservation issue: Regional collaboration toward collective action. Forest Ecology and Management 234S S151. PDF

Moritz, M.A. 2005. Rethinking how we live with fire. In:R. Halsey (Ed.), Fire, Chaparral, and Survival in Southern California, Sunbelt Publications. PDF

Moritz, M.A. and Odion, D.C. 2004. Prescribed fire and natural disturbance. Science306: 1680. PDF