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The 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference will provide government and non-government professionals a valuable opportunity to share information globally about wildland fire behavior and fuels, especially as it pertains to physical, biological, economic and social sciences.

Contributed oral, poster and special session papers may cover, but are not limited to, the following topics. Proposals that make creative use of the conference theme are especially welcome:

Fire behavior research including emerging instrumentation/technology
Wildland fire and fire behavior case studies
Significant fire behavior events and lessons learned
Correlations between fire behavior and fire effects
Fuel treatment types and efficacy
Fire behavior in treated fuels
Biomass utilization as a fuel treatment
Fuel treatment research including emerging instrumentation/ technology
Research needs
Decision support systems and tools
Risk assessment processes and tools
Risk management
Fire history & regimes
Fire environment changes
Fire along the WUI and FIREWISE: Examples of successful and unsuccessful use
Fuel dynamics & measurement
Fire weather/meteorology
Operational perspectives & applications of fire behavior knowledge
Post fire plant succession pathways
Fuel modeling, mapping & simulations
Scientific investment & approaches to understanding fire behavior
Fire emissions and air quality
Smoke management
Disaster assessment of wildland fires
Ways of improving the decision-making process for prescribed fire and wildfire management
Fire and carbon sequestration
Fire and invasives
Fire in mountainous terrain
Fire consortiums including National Coalition of fire councils
Fire in the tropics and sub-tropics
Fire in hardwoods
Education/training tomorrows fire managers
Continuing education for burners
Educating and engaging the public including use in schools, demonstration areas, signage, State-wide Rx fire day, news media
Fire, the ecological imperative: examples of problems solved
Liability issues including right to burn ordinances and insurance
Spot fire / ember transport
Dealing with and planning for catastrophe - Wildfire blowups, major escapes, unintended outcomes
Uncommon fuel / vegetation types
Fire as a Landscape Tool
Fire and Wildlife Ignition Agents

Submit your abstract in English at the IAWF 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference website: We encourage submissions for oral presentations, poster presentations and special sessions. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 21 September 2012. All abstracts will be reviewed and notification of acceptance made by 30 November 2012.

Location: Raleigh, NC
Deadline: September 21, 2012
Contact Name: Mikel Robinson
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone: (406) 531-8264
Region(s): Southern
Topic(s): Emissions and Smoke, Fire Behavior, Fire Effects, Fire History, Fuels, Logistics, Mapping, Models, Outreach, Planning, Prescribed Fire, Weather
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