Fire is a global phenomenon transcending social, economic, and political boundaries. Effective decision making regarding fire policies requires integrating knowledge of human, ecological, and climatic components of fire research over a range of spatial and temporal scales.

The Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) fourth Young Scholar's Network workshop brought together early-career researchers representing anthropology, archaeology, atmospheric science, climate modeling, ecology, fire management, geography, paleoclimate, political science, and remote sensing. Goals of the workshop were to explore the drivers, impacts, and feedbacks of human use of fires and to contextualize the management of fires.