From the Conclusions (p.255) ... 'There is a great deal of variability in carbon storage of Asia Russian, depending on the geographic region, forest type, and history of disturbance. These factors affect the forest composition and stand age...
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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From the text (p.3) ... 'The purpose of this book is to present an overview of our current understanding on the interrelationship between fire, climate, and carbon cycling in boreal forest. The chapters are organized into four sections. The...
From the Conclusions (p.63) ... 'The causes and impacts of fire in the boreal Eurasian region are multifaceted due to its rich cultural diversity and a broad range of socioeconomic and environmental conditions. Thus, it is impossible to draw any...
From the text (p.238) ... 'The data sets and collection techniques discussed in this section play a central role in efforts to quantify the effects of fire and climate change on the boreal forest carbon budget. These data sets/techniques provide...
From the Introduction (p.347) ... 'It is important to remember that except over very small spatial and temporal scales, it is impossible to directly measure the carbon present in a specific region of the boreal forest as well as that being...
From the Introduction (p.104) ... 'The focus of this introduction to Section II is on describing the boreal forest ecosystem in terms of those factors and processes controlling carbon cycling. Such a systems approach is not new, and similar...
From the Conclusions (p.212) ... 'The evaluation of the fire stimulation hypothesis leads to several conclusions. First, the dynamics of C in soils and ecosystems of the boreal zone are clearly important to the global C cycle. Second, although...
The cold climate and resulting low decomposition rates in the ground layers of boreal forests (such as those found in interior Alaska) result in the development of deep organic soils. In turn, these soils have an important role in many physical,...
From the Summary (p.420) ... '1. Fires result in dramatic changes in wide range of surface characteristics, including changes in surface reflectance, temperature, and moisture. These changes result in alterations to the signatures detected in all...
From the Summary (p.328) ... 'In this chapter, we have discussed a number of methods to monitor the boreal forest by using satellite systems that collect data from the visible and infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Although we have...
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.
Be a part of history! For the first time in 120 years, the Society of American Foresters National Convention is going 100% virtual for 2020. At a time when foresters crave community and learning, SAF2020 is here to deliver that and so much more.
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. More details to follow.
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of...
The leadership of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) plans to convene their 7th Science Team Meeting May 10-13, 2021, in person if possible in Fairbanksat UAF, as they originally intended in 2020. Recordings and posters from the...
AFSC is working with the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) to organize a hands-on workshop on using their data and products in operational and decision-making settings. This will be a great opportunity for researchers and managers to...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
ESA will be holding a totally virtual Annual Meeting this year from August 3–6 in response to the pandemic. The virtual meeting will provide four days of inspiration and community, an opportunity to focus on your research and your career, and a way to...
Exploration of the Hot Dry Windy Index and wildfire; Climate Change and overnight fire growth
Speakers: Clairisse Reiher & Emily McCutchan, 2020 Hollings Scholars
During the summer of 2020 ACCAP and the Alaska Fire...
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...
A free one hour webinar from Duke University, the Southern Fire Exchange, NC State University, and the University of Florida.
Neal Flanagan, Ph.D., Duke University
Severe wildfires can cause...
Host: NC State University Extension Forestry
Presenters: Angie Gupta, University of Minnesota, Dr. Robert Bardon, NC State University, Shan Cammack, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Laurel Kays, NC State University, Mikel Robinson,...
The Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS) is proud to introduce the Quantitative Wildfire Risk Assessment (QWRA). This webinar will provide an introduction to the Risk Assessment workflow in IFTDSS. Presenters will walk you...
Amanda Stasiewicz, Ph.D. Candidate in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present her dissertation defense.
Major Professor: Dr. Travis Paveglio
Zoom Link: https...
What: Part 1: Panel discussion - working with Federal agencies post-fire, what's working, what's not?
Part 2: Updates on WFLC/WGA progess, assistance, & solutions.
Who: Wildfire Leadership Council & Western Governors' Association...
Jeffrey Stenzel, doctoral student in Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, will present his dissertation proposal.
Major Professor: Dr. Tara Hudiberg
Zoom Link: https...
This webinar is targeted to early career professionals (especially students) who would like to better understand emotional intelligence and to discuss application in a variety of natural resource career settings.
PRESENTER: Kelly Martin, Fire...