Wildland fire has shaped the conterminous United States for millennia. During the presettlement era between 4.5 and 11 percent of the landscape burned annually. Today approximately 0.8 percent burns annually. Fire emission estimates from presettlement...
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
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While the acreage may be smaller, urban burning presents many unique challenges. Photos of recent prescribed fires will be used to demonstrate successful techniques. Challenges include: - 4 known smoke sensitive asthmatics reside within 2 blocks of the...
Potential temporal fire disturbance patterns on a forest landscape were investigated using a fire regime model with four different fire probability functions: (I)forest age-independent; (2) hyperbolic increase with forest age; (3) sigmoid increase with...
The goal of this study was to describe white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) and balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) recolonization in a forest destroyed in 1923 by an intense fire. Regeneration was evaluated considering both ecological site...
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We present a method in which fundamental knowledge of natural ecosystem dynamics of the southern boreal forest may be used as a basis for a new silvicultural approach aimed at maintaining biodiversity and long-term ecosystem productivity under...
The loss of resilience in systems characterised by multiple equilibria is indicated by a discontinuous change in the state of the system, or the transition from one locally stable state corresponding to a particular mix of species to another state...
PCDANGER is a personal computer application of the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) that calculates both 1978 and 1988 version fire danger indexes from daily weather observations and forecasts. Its computational routines (NFDRCALC) are the...
Wildland fires are destroying more homes and threatening more urban areas in the United States every year. Much of this destruction happens because more people are moving into the wildland-urban interface. A problem once thought unique to Southern...
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- Fuels management and fire behavior
- Changing fire environment
- Emissions and air quality
- Fire effects and post-fire recovery
- Relative impacts of prescribed fire versus wildfire
- Human dimensions of fire
The primary announcement FA-FOA0021-002 has two task statements:
- Sources and distribution of human-caused ignitions and their relation to wildfire impacts
- Reducing damages and losses to valued resources from wildfire
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
PhD Assistantships in Fire Science and Ecologyevaluating the effectiveness of fuel breaks in mitigating size and risk of damaging wildfiresand the fuel break ecological impacts in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. Dr.Eva StrandandDr. Tim Prather in the University of Idaho Rangeland Center are seeking a highly motivated PhD studentin Natural Resources at the Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciencesand Department of Plant Sciencesat the University of Idaho.
The successful applicant would conduct research that involvesvegetation and fuel samplingin the field, spatial and statistical analysisof data from past interactionsof fuel breaks and fire, modeling of fire behavior using existing tools and decision support systems,and conduct plant community analysis within and around fuel breaks. The successful applicant will provide evidence of experience with some aspect of computer modelingand spatial analysis, vegetation sampling, and utilize herbicides for annual grass management and ability to work in natural areas. The successful applicant will also provide evidence of good communication skills both written and oral.
The successful candidate will be working in an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students evaluating the effects of fuel breaktypeson fire mitigation, plant community ecology, and the rural economy. The team collaborates closely with research partners includingthe Bureau of Land Managementand the local ranching community of southern Idaho. Theproject isfundedby the Joint Fire Science Program.
The PhD assistantship has a starting date ofJanuary 2021. The assistantships includea stipend of $21,000-24,000per annum. To apply, please email Eva Strand (email@example.com) or Tim Prather (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the positionis scheduled to remain open until a suitable candidate is found. After the selection, the successful candidate will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idahowith the earliest start date of January 2021; information about the application procedure is available online.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
IFTDSS is a simple and intuitive interface that provides the ability to model fire behavior across an area of interest under a variety of weather conditions and easily generate downloadable maps, graphs, and tables of model results. IFTDSS hosts a...
Sponsored by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Matt Jolly, Research Ecologist (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station) will present the structure and function of the current version of the US National Fire Danger Rating...
Presented by: C.D. O’Connor, Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station Human Dimensions Program
Sponsored by: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Wildfire is one of the most contentious subjects affecting land managers, land owners, and...
Hosted by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network
Presented by Chuck McHugh, Fire Spatial Analyst with the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the FlamMap...
Smoke Managers Subcommittee is a collection of land and air quality managers from across North America interested in working together to facilitate an increase in prescribed burning while minimizing air quality impacts. All interested persons are...
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Course Development Sub Committees, comprised of subject matter experts, to manage and deliver graduate school level curriculums....
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Stephen Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living...
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An overview of the Landscape Burn Probability Model - learn how this model can be applied to your work
Fall Meeting is the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world. After two dynamic meetings in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., the AGU returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco to celebrate the past and inspire the future...