The relationship between wildland fire spread rate and wind has been a topic of study for over a century, but few laboratory studies report measurements in controlled winds exceeding 5 m s−1. In this study, measurements of fire rate of spread, flame...
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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Coupled fire-atmospheric modeling tools are increasingly used to understand the complex and dynamic behavior of wildland fires. Multiple research tools linking combustion to fluid flow use Navier-Stokes numerical solutions coupled to a thermodynamic...
This webinar provided an introduction and overview of the FlamMap modeling system and its capabilities. FlamMap is a fire analysis desktop application that runs in a 64-bit Windows Operating System environment. The FlamMap fire mapping and analysis...
Wildfires are increasingly common in the United States, the result of climate change, altered wildfire regimes, and expanding residential development in close proximity to wildland vegetation. Both suppression expenditures and damages are increasing as...
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living landscapes to burning lithic ones is affecting all aspects of Earth.
Wildland firefighting requires managers to make decisions in complex decision environments that hold many uncertainties; these decisions need to be adapted dynamically over time as fire behavior evolves. Models used in firefighting decisions should...
The commitment to limit warming to 1.5 °C as set out in the Paris Agreement is widely regarded as ambitious and challenging. It has been proposed that reaching this target may require a number of actions, which could include some form of carbon removal...
The U.S. Geological Survey's Wildland Fire Science Program produces fundamental information to identify the causes of wildfires, understand the impacts and benefits of both wildfires and prescribed fires, and help prevent and manage larger,...
Purpose of Review: This review is on global wildland fire management research needs from the standpoint of 'integrated fire management'. It seeks to apply a characterisation of fires to frame research needs, and also recognise some differences in...
During wildland fires, firebrands form once they break off of burning vegetation or structures. Many are then lofted into the fire plume where they are transported long distances ahead of the fire front, igniting new “spot” fires as they land. To date...
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.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
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.
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
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are now calling for research proposals in support of improved disaster resilience.
Natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires cause tremendous damage to communities across the U.S. every year. While these events cannot be prevented completely, their impacts can be dampened by disaster resilience measures such as policies, designs, codes and standards.
NIST and NSF plan to award a total of $3.1 million for scientific and engineering research into disaster-related phenomena that can significantly improve our nation’s defenses against natural hazards. The agencies will co-manage the Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG) program and intend to make 8-12 awards of up to $400,000 each.
To apply, submit your letter of intent by Aug. 14, 2020. The deadline for full proposals is Sept. 15, 2020. NSF and NIST will host an informational webcast on Aug. 3, 2020.
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The focus of the webinar will look at how remote technologies can inform and impact forest managers jobs. Information has always been at the heart of the forest; knowledge of stand age, tree species, fire and storm damage, pest and disease and logging...
2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
Part 1, March 25
Machine learning to predict final fire size at the time of ignition Shane Coffield, UC Irvine
Attend the 2020 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting Online
See the agenda below for call in numbers for specifics days
This year's 2020 Annual Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop is postponed and will be presentated in an alternative method. Content is updated in the announcement section accessed by the link below.
This year's Hazard Mitigation Partners...
Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges March membership meeting with featured guest speaker and fire ecologist Lisa Saperstein.
How will wildfire affect refuges in a changing climate? Wildfire was always a major driver of habitat change...
Sponsored by the Southern Fire Exchange
Presented by Carissa Wonkka, Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Maintaining appropriate fire return intervals for fully functioning ecosystems can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Laws and...
Topics include: Kenai Vegetation Map (Gabe Bellante), Landscape Change Monitoring System – Chugach National Forest (Leah Campbell), Kenai Peninsula Fuel Break Working Group (Sue Rodman), and agency updates / round robin.
Members and invitation...
Cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Crown Managers Partnership is a multi-jurisdictional partnership among federal, state, provincial, tribal, and first nation agency managers and universities in Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia....
Find out about Innovative Extension Programming! Speakers include:
• Andrea Lorek Strauss, University of Minnesota (Video)
• Megan Weber, University of Minnesota (3-D printing)
• David Coyle, Clemson University (Social media)
Presenter: Dr. Luigi Boschetti - Professor of Remote Sensing, University of Idaho
Part of the University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences' Spring 2020 Seminar Series.