A synthesis on crown fires in conifer forests is underway
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander
Publication Year: 2011

Cataloging Information

  • conifer forests
  • coniferous forests
  • crown fires
  • elevation
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • global
  • lodgepole pine
  • national forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • rate of spread
  • wildfires
  • Wyoming
Partner Site(s):
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: November 1, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 10968
Tall Timbers Record Number: 26152
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:71/1
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) has elected to support a project aimed at synthesizing the currently available information on the characteristics and prediction of crown fire behavior in conifer forests (Alexander and others 2010). This would include such facets of crown fire behavior as the onset of crowning and the type of crown fire (passive, active, independent) and the associated spread rate and fireline intensity in relation to the wildland fire environment (i.e., fuels, weather, and topography).

Online Link(s):
Alexander, Martin E. 2011. A synthesis on crown fires in conifer forests is underway. Fire Management Today 71(1):36.