Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Model description paper
16 May 2024
Model description paper |  | 16 May 2024

A global behavioural model of human fire use and management: WHAM! v1.0

Oliver Perkins, Matthew Kasoar, Apostolos Voulgarakis, Cathy Smith, Jay Mistry, and James D. A. Millington


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2162', carolina ojeda leal, 29 Nov 2023
  • CC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2162', Sam Rabin, 08 Feb 2024
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2162', carolina ojeda leal, 22 Feb 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2162', Sam Rabin, 23 Feb 2024
  • AC1: 'Response to reviewers', Oliver Perkins, 22 Mar 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Oliver Perkins on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 Apr 2024) by Carlos Sierra
AR by Oliver Perkins on behalf of the Authors (04 Apr 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Wildfire is often presented in the media as a danger to human life. Yet globally, millions of people’s livelihoods depend on using fire as a tool. So, patterns of fire emerge from interactions between humans, land use, and climate. This complexity means scientists cannot yet reliably say how fire will be impacted by climate change. So, we developed a new model that represents globally how people use and manage fire. The model reveals the extent and diversity of how humans live with and use fire.