From the text...'Substance must be given to policies that state that fire suppression costs should be proportional to values at risk and that fire should assume a more natural role in manging the landscape. A workshop of Canadian fire experts was...
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...'The number of wildland fires in Canada has been increasing steadily since 1960 and the area burned appears to have tripled since 1980. There are many possible reasons for the apparent trend. A workshop of Canadian fire experts was...
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The fauna of wood-living arthropods was studied during two years of succession after tree death in burned and unburned logs at a burned site, and in unburned logs at a clearing and in a forest. Burned spruce logs hosted fewer beetles than unburned logs...
The morphology of two types of paired deep depressions situated on the ventral side of the pterothorax of Henoticus serratus (Col., Cryptophagidae) were described. The shape of the depressions and surrounding setae indicate that they function as...
The adult phenology of the fire-adapted Melanophila acuminata was more extended than of five related buprestid species. This was caused by a within-brood, or less probably, a between-brood variation in development time in M. acuminata, which was also...
The allocation of resources to dispersal and reproduction in relation to habitat persistence was investigated in three closely related buprestid beetles Melanophila acuminata, Phaneops cyanea and P. formaneki. Their respective breeding habitats are...
Forest Service expenditures for fire presuppression and suppression activities increased from $61 million in FY 1970 to $951 million in FY 1994. Yet, real (net of inflation) expenditures have not increased significantly since FY 1970, if FY 1994...
With the exponential model, Van Wagner (1978) gave us valuable insight in understanding stand age and forest age distribution in fire-disturbed landscapes. He showed that, under certain conditions, the probability distribution of the age of a stand...
A method of estmating historical forest-fire frequencies based on time-since-last-fire observations at a simple random sample of points in an area of undisturbed forest is presented. The historical-fire hazard rate function is assumed to be piecewise...
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.
Join the Rocky Mountain Research Station on May 14, 2020 at 10am MT as RMRS ecologist Matt Jolly discusses safety tools for wildland firefighters.
The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Program has postponed its annual symposium to May 14-15. The meeting will be online only.
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The AMS Agircultural and Forest...
In-person conference postponed due to COVID-19 concerns - stay tuned for additional information.
The UC Davis Air Quality Research Center welcomes you to join us at the Air Sensors International Conference! The AQRC's mission is to facilitate...
Sponsor: National Fire Protection Association
Presenters: Nicole Mahrt-Ganley, American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Janet Ruiz, Insurance Information Institute
Despite the global challenges posed by COVID-19, another wildfire...
Posponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) is a national association for Cooperative Extension Service (CES) professionals working in environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood...
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods.
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Louise Loudermilk, Ph.D., USFS Southern Research Station
More information to come.
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Morgan Varner, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
Recently and historically the majority of wildland...
Sponsored by the Natural Areas Association
Presented by Susan P. Harrison, University of California, Davis
The nation needs native plants, which are central to restoring critical natural landscapes after wildland fires, hurricanes,...