The Southeast Is Becoming A Wildfire Hotspot

The US Drought Monitor shows that 24.2 million people in its Southeast region live in drought-affected areas, in addition to the millions living in drought in Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi.2 According to the Southeast Regional Climate Center, the interior Southeast has received less than 15 inches of rainfall since the spring; depending on the area, that’s 30 percent to 70 percent of the normal precipitation recorded this time of year, based on data from 2002 to 2015.

The Southeast Is Becoming A Wildfire Hotspot

Via fivethirtyeight.com
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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.