papers & data

Peer-reviewed Publications

Quintana Krupinski, N.B., Marlon, J.R., Nishri, A., Street, J.H., Paytan, A. (in press). Climatic and human controls on the late Holocene fire history of northern Israel.

Zennaro, P., Kehrwald, N.M., McConnell, J.R., Schüpbach, S., Maselli, O., Marlon, J.R., Vallelonga, P., Leuenberger, D., Zangrando, R., Spolaor, A., Borrotti, M., Barbaro, E., Gambaro, A., Barbante, C. (in review). Fire in ice: Two millennia of Northern Hemisphere fire history from the Greenland NEEM ice core.

Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Daniau, A-L., Harrison, S.P., Power, M.J., Tinner, W., Maezumie, S., Vanniére, B. Global biomass burning: A synthesis and review of Holocene paleofire records and their controls (2013). Quaterany Science Reviews 65, 5-25. (Email for pre-print & data - data are available just not online yet)

Daniau, A-L., Sánchez Goñi, M.F., Martinez, P., Urrego, D.H., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Desprat, S., Marlon, J.R.. Orbital-scale climate forcing of grassland burning in southern Africa (2013). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(13) doi:10.1073/pnas.1214292110. (Email for pre-print)

Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Long, C., Gavin, D.G., Anderson, R.S., Briles, C. Brown, K.J., Colombaroli, D., Hallett, D.J., Power, M.J., Scharf, E.A., Walsh, M.K. A long-term perspective on wildfires in the western U.S. (2012) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Download PDF - Download Data: Fig 1, Fig 2, Fig 3, All data including Supp zipped)

Han, Y.M., Marlon, J.R., Cao, J.J., Jin, Z.D., An, Z.S. Synchronous variations in soot, char and climate in Asia. (2012) Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26(4)

Power, M.J., Mayle, F., Bartlein, P.J., Marlon, J.R., Anderson, R.S., Behling, H., Brown, K.J., Carcaillet, C., Colombaroli, D., Gavin, D.G., Hallett, D.J., Horn, S.P., Kennedy, L.M., Lane, C., Long, C., Moreno, P.I., Paitre, C., Robinson, G., Taylor, Z., Walsh., M. Biomass burning decline in the Americas after 1500 AD: population collapse or climate change? (2012) The Holocene, doi:10.1177/0959683612450196.

Daniau, A.-L., Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S.P., Prentice, I.C., Brewer, S., Friedlingstein, P., Harrison-Prentice, T.I. , Inoue, J., Marlon, J.R., Mooney, S., Power, M.J., Stevenson, J., Tinner, W., Andric, M., Atanassova, J., Behling, H., Black, M., Blarquez, O., Brown, K.J., Carcaillet, C., Colhoun, E.A., Colombaroli, D., Davis, B.A.S., D’Costa, D., Dodson, J., Dupont, L., Eshetu, A., Gavin, D.G., Genries, A., Gebru, T., Haberle, S., Hallett, D.J., Horn, S., Hope, G., Katamura. F., Kennedy, L., Kershaw, P., Krivonogov, S., Long, C., Magri, D., Marinova, E., McKenzie, G.M., Moreno, P.I., Moss, P., Neumann, F.H., Norström, E., Paitre, C., Rius, D., Roberts, N., Robinson, G., Sasaki, N., Scott, L., Takahara, H., Terwilliger, V., Thevenon, F., Turner, R.B., Valsecchi, V.G., Vannière, B., Walsh, M., Williams, N., Zhang, Y. Predictability of biomass burning in response to climate changes. (accepted). Data are on

Marlon, J.R., Cui, Q., Gaillard, M.-J., McWethy, D., Walsh, M.K. (2010). Humans and fire: Consequences of anthropogenic burning during the past 2 ka. PAGES news 18(2) 80-82. (Download PDF)

Power, M. J., Marlon, J. R., Bartlein, P. J., Harrison, S. P. (2010). Fire History and the Global Charcoal Database: A new tool for hypothesis testing and data exploration. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 291(1), 52-59. (Email for pre-print)

Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Walsh, M.K., Harrison, S.P., Brown, K.J., Edwards, M.E., Higuera, P.E., Power, M.J., Anderson, R.S., Briles, C., Brunelle, A., Carcaillet, C., Daniels, M., Hu, F.S., Lavoie, M., Long, C., Minckley, T., Richard, P.J.H., Shafer, D.S., Tinner, W., Umbanhowar, C.E. Jr. Wildfire responses to abrupt climate change in North America (2009). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(8) 2519-2524. (Email for pre-print and data)

Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Carcaillet, C., Gavin, D.G., Harrison, S.P., Higuera, P.E., Joos, F., Power, M.J., Prentice, I.C. (2008) Climate and human influences on global biomass burning over the past two millennia. Nature Geoscience. DOI:10.1038/ngeo313. (Download Data)

Power, M.J., Marlon, J., Ortiz, N.,  Bartlein, P.J., Harrison, S.P., Mayle, F.E.,  Ballouche, A., Bradshaw, R., Carcaillet, C., Cordova, C., Mooney, S., Moreno, P., Prentice, I.C., Thonicke, K., Tinner, W., Whitlock, C., Zhang, Y., Zhao, Y., Anderson, R.S., Beer, R., Behling, H., Briles, C., Brown, K.J., Brunelle A, Bush, M., Camill, P, Chu, G.Q., Clark, J., Colombaroli, D., Connor, S., Daniels, M., Daniau, A.-L., Dodson, J., Doughty, E., Edwards, M.E., Fisinger, W., Foster, D., Frechette J., Gaillard, M.-J., Gil-Romera, G. Gavin, D.G., Gobet, E., Haberle, S., Hallett, D.J., Higuera, P., Hope, G., Horn, S., Impagliazzo, S., Inoue, J., Kaltenrieder, P., Kennedy, L., Kong, Z.C., Larsen, C., Long, C.J., Lynch, J., Lynch, B., McGlone, M., Meeks, S., Mensing, S., Meyer, G., Minckley, T., Mohr, J., Nelson, D., New, J., Newnham, R., Noti, R., Oswald, W., Pierce, J., Richard, P.J.H., Rowe, C., Sanchez Goñi, M.F., Shuman, B.J., Takahara, H., Toney, J., Turney, C.., Umbanhowar, C., Vandergoes, M., Vanniere, B., Vescovi, E., Walsh, M., Wang, X., Williams, N., Wilmshurst, J., Zhang , J.H. (2008). Changes in fire regimes since the Last Glacial Maximum: an assessment based on a global synthesis and analysis of charcoal data. Climate Dynamics 30, 887-987. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-007-0334-x.

Whitlock, C., Marlon, J., Briles, C., Brunelle, A., Long, C., Bartlein, P.J. (2008). Long-term relations between fire, fuel, and climate in the northwestern U.S. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 17(1) 72–83.

Whitlock, C., Bianchi, M.M., Bartlein, P.J., Marlon, J., Walsh, M., and McCoy, N. (2006). Postglacial vegetation, climate, and fire history along the east side of the Andes (lat 41-42 S), Argentina. Quaternary Research, 66(2), 187-201. (Email for pre-print)

Marlon, J., Bartlein, P.J., and Whitlock, C. (2006). Fire-fuel-climate linkages in the northwestern United States during the Holocene.  The Holocene 16(8), 1059-1071. (Download PDF)

Whitlock, C., Shafer, S.L., and Marlon, J. (2003). The role of climate and vegetation change in shaping past and future fire regimes in the northwestern U.S. and the implications for ecosystem management. Forest Ecology and Management 178, 5-21. (Email for pre-print)

Peer-reviewed Publications - in preparation

Walsh, M.K., Marlon, J.R., Brown, K., Gavin, D.G., Goring, S. (in review by co-authors). Holocene fire activity in the Pacific Northwest: climate or human-driven?

McLauchlan, K.K., Higuera, P.E., Gavin, D.G., Perakis, S.P., Mack, M.M., Alexander, H., Battles, J., Biondi, F., Buma, B., Colombaroli, D., Enders, S., Engstrom, D.R., Hu, F.S., Marlon, J.R., Marshall, J., McGlone, M., Morris, J., Nave, L., Shuman, B., Smithwick, E., Urrego, D., Wardle, D., Williams, C., Williams, J.J. (in review by co-authors). Reconstructing disturbances and their biogeochemical consequences over multiple timescales.

Marlon, J.R., Leiserowitz, A.L., Broad, K.B. (in preparation) The limits of experience as predictors of climate change risk perception.

Marlon, J.R., Oswald, W., Williams, J. (in preparation) Differential rates of burning in oak, pine and beech forests of New England.

Other Publications

Marlon, J.R., Leiserowitz, A., and Feinberg, G. (2013) Scientific and Public Perspectives on Climate Change. Yale University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.

Kehrwald, N.M., Whitlock, C., Barbante, C., Brovkin, V., Daniau, A-L., Kaplan, J.O., Marlon, J.R., Power, M.J., Thonicke, K., van der Werf, G.R. (in review). Recent wildfires fuel advancements in fire research. EOS.

Weiler, C.S., Mitchell, R. and Marlon, J. (2013). DISCCRS VII Symposium Report. Online: (Download Report)

Phelam, L., Jones, H., Marlon, J.R., Bringing new PhDs together for interdisciplinary climate change research. EOS (in review).

Gill, J.L., J.L. Blois, S. Goring, J.R. Marlon, P.J. Bartlein, K. Nicoll, A.C. Scott & C. Whitlock (2012). Paleoecological changes at Lake Cuitzeo were not consistent with an extraterrestrial impact. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109:E2243-E2243.

Leiserowitz, A., Smith, N., Marlon, J.R. (2011). American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change. Yale University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. (Download Report)

LeDee, O.E., Barnes, R.T., Emanuel, R., Fisher, P.B., Henkel, S.K., Marlon, J.R. Training a “New Scientist” to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Environment. (2011) EOS.

Harrison, S.P., Marlon, J.R. and Bartlein, P.J. (2010). Fire in the Earth system. In "Changing Climates, Earth Systems and Society." (J. Dodson, Ed.). International Year of Planet Earth. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. (Email for pre-print)

Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J. (2010). Towards multiple working hypotheses. Current Anthropology. (Email for pre-print)

Leiserowitz, A., Smith, N., Marlon, J.R. (2010). Americans’ Knowledge of Climate Change. Yale University. New Haven, CT: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. (Download Report (8MB, right-click to Save As...)

Marlon, J.R., Patenaude, G., Barnes, B. (2010). Catalyzing interdisciplinary research on climate change. EOS 91(34) 299. (Download Report)

Weiler, C.S., Mitchell, R. and Marlon, J. (2009). DISCCRS IV Symposium Report. Online: (Download Report)

Power, M.J., Marlon, J., Bartlein, P.J., and Harrison, S.P. (2008). Fire in the Earth system: The Global Palaeofire Working Group. Totnes, UK, 22-26 October 2007. Workshop Report. PAGES News 16(1), 39-40.

Marlon, J. (2003). A meta-analysis of charcoal-based fire history records from the northwestern United States. Thesis, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Whitlock, C., Mohr, J., Minckley, T., and Marlon, J. (2001). Holocene vegetation and fire history from Cedar Lake, northern California.  A Final Report for Cooperative Agreement USFS PSW-99-0010CA, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, CA.

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