Tadas Nikonovas is a research officer at the Centre for Wildfire Research, department of geography, Swansea University in Wales. He studied geography and his Ph.D. focused on satellite-based estimation of atmospheric emissions from large wildfires in boreal regions. Following completion of the Ph.D., his research interests were satellite observations of global fire activity, wildfire emissions modeling and prediction of fire occurrence.
The vast boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere stretch from Scandinavia through Siberia, Alaska and Canada. They cover a tenth of the world’s land but hold one-third of the land’s carbon, stored mainly in organic-rich soils and in trees. Now, a new study in the journal Science provides further evidence that emissions from wildfires in […]