From the Summary (p.343-344) ... 'Radar imagery is an important source of data for monitoring specific processes and surface characteristics in boreal forests. As with other sources of remotely sensed data, radar imagery can efficiently provide...
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 Introduction (p.357) ... 'Fire is a significant component of most boreal forest ecosystems. It is important to understand its occurrence and spread to assess the potential impact of global climate change on boreal forest ecosystems. This...
From the Conclusion (p.402) ... 'Models provide the ability to simulate processes that occur at temporal and spatial scales that are difficult to empirically investigate. We have attempted to provide the framework of a set of nested models that...
From the Summary (p.272) ... 'The data sets presented in this chapter provide the basis for developing a better understanding of the dynamics of the carbon budget in the North American boreal forest region. For example, in Chapter 23 these data...
From the Introduction (p.274) ... 'There is currently a great deal of interest in understanding and quantifying the extent of natural and human-caused fire in the different biomes throughout the world. In Chapter 8, Shvidenko and Nilsson examined...
This volume is divided into three sections: (1) Ecological, Biological, and Physical Science; (2) Social and Cultural; and (3) Economics and Utilization. Effective ecological restoration requires a combination of science and management. The authors of...
From the Summary ... 'Natural disturbances are integral processes in the succession, functioning, and carbon-cycling that occurs in most of the world's boreal forests. Insects represent dominating disturbance factors in Canada's boreal...
This paper discusses the overall effects fire has on the carbon budget of boreal forests. Studies on using the boreal forest as a means to sequester carbon have not adequately accounted for these effects. Among other approaches, it has been suggested...
To determine the differences in tree regeneration after fire and logging, lowland black spruce stands burned (by crown fire) and logged (by clearcut) 6 to 13 years ago in southeastern Manitoba were investigated. Black spruce regeneration was the most...
Natural disturbances are critical to wilderness management. This paper reviews recent research on natural disturbance and addresses the problem of managing for disturbances in a world of human-imposed scales and boundaries. The dominant scale issue in...
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tim Prather (email@example.com) 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.
Experts predict that the 2020 fire season will be extreme and destructive, especially in rural mountain areas and communities located in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). In this webinar, Mike Tarantino of the Colorado State Forest Service and...
Sponsored by Tall Timbers Research Station, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presented by Kevin Robertson, Ph.D., Fire Ecology Program Director, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
This webinar will...
This webinar from the APHA Center for Climate, Health and Equity will discuss wildfire smoke and its public health impacts with a focus on health equity. Presenters will:
- Describe the public health impacts of wildfire smoke.
Workshop Hosts: Sierra Nevada Conservancy & University of Washington
The Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands (NPFPL) will hold a virtual forum entitled, “Examining Coronavirus Impacts on Wildland Fire Operations and Vulnerable Communities.”
Ms. Laura McCarthy
In this webinar co-hosted by the FLN and Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Meg Matonis will share highlights from the recent report “Insights and Suggestions for Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Programs.” A panel will give overviews of programs...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
We are proud to host a joint conference between the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS).
Host: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Presenters: Rebecca Ward, North Carolina Assistant State Climatologist, Katherine Hegewisch, Research Scientist at the University of Idaho, Jeff Marti, Drought Coordinator, Washington...
Spring Updates from the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee
Lisa Saperstein, USFWS - Landfire and the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System Updates for Alaska.
A new set of Landfire maps are planned for release...
NC State Extension Forestry - Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn
Prescribed fire is used as a forest management tool for wildfire risk reduction, wildlife management, and many other purposes. The presenters will address considerations related to...