n. The study of the past, present, and projected distribution of wildfires.
Other Forms
A key to understanding those consequences is the notion of the "fire regime", where different vegetation has characteristic fires in terms of recurrence, intensity, seasonality and biological effects. Indeed, fire can be thought of as an emergent property of vegetation in the same way that vegetation can be thought of as an emergent property of climates. In other words, Earth has a "pyrogeography".
—David Bowman, “Scorched earth: Wildfires will change the way we live,” New Scientist, October 07, 2009
Researchers used thermal-infrared sensor data obtained between 1996 and 2006 from European Space Agency satellites in their study of pyrogeography — the distribution and behavior of wildfire — on a global scale.
1994 (earliest)
—S. N. Sannikov, “Evolutionary pyroecology and pyrogeography of the natural regeneration of Scotch pine,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Forest Fire Research, November 01, 1994