From the Introduction (p.xv) ... 'White this book is about fire policy and fire ecology, it is also a discussion of a much larger philosophical debate over the ultimate role and influence humans should have on natural landscapes.'
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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Fire in the boreal forest renews forest stands and changes the ecosystem properties. The successional stage of the vegetation determines the radiative budget, energy balance partitioning, evapotranspiration and carbon dioxide flux. Here, we synthesize...
We describe primers and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) conditions to amplify four dinucleotide, one trinucleotide, and three tetranucleotide microsatellite DNA loci from the bobcat (Lynx rufus). The primers were tested on 22 individuals collected from...
Forest fires are among the most important natural disturbances in the boreal region, but fire-initiated succession is increasingly often interrupted by salvage logging, i.e., post-fire removal of burned trees. Unfortunately, very little is known about...
From the text ... 'In his article Fuelbreaks for Wildland Fire Management, (Fire Ecology, Vol 1, Nbr 1, April 2005), Timothy Ingalsbee calls for '...a wider range of designs, methods, and uses for fuelbreaks than has been offered in the...
From the text (p.6) ... 'Fire-as-tool suggests that the problem is to put fire in or take it out. The solution to unwanted fire is to shut off its air supply, remove its fuel, interrupt its chain of ignition. Fire-as-natural urges, if obliquely,...
Weather and climate contribute to the multidecadal, seasonal, and daily cycles of the potential for fire ignitions and for the severity of fires. We used a long-term dataset of weather parameters to characterize comparatively homogeneous periods, or...
Wildland fires burn several hundred million hectares of vegetation every year, and increased fire activity has been reported in many global regions. Many of these fires have had serious negative impacts on human safety, health, regional economies,...
CFIS -- which stands for Crown Fire Initiation and Spread -- is a software tool or system incorporating several recently developed models designed to simulate crown fire behavior. The main outputs of CFIS are: (1) the likelihood of crown fire...
Fire ecologists face many challenges regarding the statistical analyses of their studies, Hurlbert (1984) brought the problem of pseudoreplication to the scientific community's attention in the mid 1980's. Now, there is a new issue in the...
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.
These positions are located within a National Forest. The incumbents serve as a technicians to forestry research scientists at a Research Station in a Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Work Unit. FIA is a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources.
- GS-05 positions in California and Oregon: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584726900
- GS-06 positions in California, Oregon and Washington: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584726400
- GS-05 positions in Alaska: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584436200
- GS-06 positions in Alaska: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584458700
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, seeks applicants for five tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC. These new hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss, and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire
As part of the cluster, we seek a Conservation and Restoration Scientist to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Botany, and Forest & Conservation Sciences, with opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. The Conservation and Restoration Scientist will conduct research broadly investigating how to conserve and protect biodiversity, and restore functioning ecosystems in a changing world. Applicants should have an interest in integrating fundamental research on restoring biodiversity, ecosystem functions or adaptive capacity, with applied research on conservation and restoration strategies that involve engagement with communities, industry or governments. Their expertise will be in ecology (including applied ecology), conservation, evolutionary biology, forestry, geography, or related disciplines. We encourage applicants who use a range of empirical or theoretical approaches, applying them to real-world problems from local to global scales, in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and working in plant, animal or fungal systems.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has numerous fire positions at various levels open in several states.
Details are available at careers.nature.org (search for “fire”).
Closing dates vary.
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is composed of professionals from around the world, who together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy. AFE values the diversity of perspectives and range of experiences held by its members. AFE aims to actively cultivate the future of fire and resource conservation by investing in future leaders through the AFE Mentoring Futures Program.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
This study is collecting feedback from female firefighters regarding the design, fit, and mobility of their personal protective clothing. Females firefighters in the US are invited to participate.
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.
No upcoming events.
Virtual OMSI Science Pub: Fires at the Top of the World: Why is the Arctic Burning?
with Randi Jandt, Fire Ecologist, Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Recent years have seen an increase in unusual wildfire events in forest and tundra in...
Join the International Association of Wildand Fire for "Emotional Intelligence for Wildland Fire Professionals - Why It Matters and Why You Should Care," part of the Workforce Resilience Ignite Talk Series.
It is crucial for wildland fire...
Presented by Louise Loudermilk, Southern Research Station Research Ecologist
Sponsored by the USFS Southern Research Station
The Land Trust Alliance is pleased to host Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference — Where 2,000 people who share your passion for conservation will re-energize and inspire you. Gather to learn about diverse conservation topics — there are...
Presented by Alan Ager, Research Forester, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
The first webinar in a series of virtual learning opportunities sponsored by the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy that address the cultural shifts...
The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development and Office of Water host a monthly webinar series to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water systems and communicate current small drinking water...
Target Audience: Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists, IT specialists
- Tools for using LANDFIRE data and submitting feedback
- Submitting data to LANDFIRE
Presenters: Dave Celino, BJ Glesener
Target Audience: Fire Supervisors, Program Managers, Planners, Analysts, Technical specialists – all interested
- Fire Reporting Overview / Fire occurrence reporting tools...
Part of the After the Flames webinar series.
Presented by Pete Robichaud, Research Engineer with the Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
As of mid-September 2020, forest fires across the West Coast of the United States had burned down 5 million acres of forests, destroying communities and producing some of the worst air quality on the planet. How can this disaster spur reforestation...