Research to quantify fuel consumption and flammability in shrub-dominated ecosystems has received little attention despite the widespread occurrence of fire-influenced, shrub-dominated landscapes across the arid lands of the western United States....
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The fire behavior topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the direction, spread and intensity of wildland fire.
Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org)
The Wildland Fire Library (firelibrary.org) is a collection of long-term assessments, fire progressions, fire behavior reports, and other documents and resources to support fire modeling and assessment of long-duration fires. Each file is tied to some event with a location, a start date, and background information. This site is operated by Rick Stratton and Jim Edmonds of the USFS National Office.
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Current fire danger and fire behavior prediction focuses on the flaming stage of combustion, while fire effects and resistance to control are governed by smoldering and residual combustion in heavy fuels and organic soil layers. Fuel combustion...
The primary objective of the fuel consumption project is: Improve existing models to better predict fuel consumption during the smoldering phase of wildland fires; develop new fuel consumption models for shrubland hardwood, and boreal forest fuel types...
Compared to historic conditions, many forests in the U.S. are now more dense and have more down fuels. For years, managers have recognized this problem and have acted to reduce stem density and fuels by thinning, burning, and/or fuel treatments. Yet...
The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) will sponsor a conference to address fuels management and how to measure success. IAWF has worked with the Interagency Fule Committee on initial planning. There is general recognition of the need...
- 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
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- Tallgrass Prairie
The Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasives and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or other partner agency. This crew member position is full time, year around for the period of the grant.
Dr. Kai Zhu is recruiting 1-2 PhD student(s) starting in Fall 2021 in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The Zhu Lab works on research questions at the intersection of climate change, biodiversity, and ecosystem processes, using quantitative approaches such as remote sensing, species distribution models, and Bayesian statistical methods. Current research projects include (1) phenological responses to climate change and human activity in the Northern Hemisphere; (2) the biogeography of soil fungi in North America; and (3) wildfire propagation and forest regrowth in California. The Zhu Lab also collaborates with other research groups, such as the Peay Lab at Stanford University (https://mykophile.com) through a collaborative NSF grant (https://news.ucsc.edu/2019/09/zhu-nsf.html). More information is available at https://zhulab.ucsc.edu/.
Students are encouraged to develop their own projects, which is an essential part of their advancement as independent and creative researchers. Dr. Zhu expects students to have previous research experience and a strong background in ecology and environmental science, as well as math, statistics, and programming. However, in the Zhu Lab students will learn new methods and tools by attending classes, workshops, and working on projects, so the most important quality is the willingness to learn.
Interested students should contact Dr. Kai Zhu (kai dot zhu at ucsc dot edu) as early as possible and no later than the application deadline in December 2020 with the following information: (1) research experience, ideas, and questions; (2) motivations to pursue a PhD and long-term career goals; (3) why interested in the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC; and (4) current CV, academic transcript, and TOEFL score (if applicable).
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Dates of this training are: March 17-30, 2019.
Objectives: Conduct a series of burns in central Nebraska, provide experiential learning opportunities to participants, opportunities to work in trainee & qualified positions,...
Three Northeast-Midwest Regional LANDFIRE Fuels Calibration workshops are being held (in Albany, NY, Martinsville, IN, and Milwaukee, WI) in conjunction with the USFS Region 9 risk assessment and LANDFIRE Remap. For the ongoing wildfire risk assessment...
The Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy was created and developed in 2002, as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our dedication and passion for firefighter training and safety is the foundation of our organization. Since its inception, the...
Prescribed fire is vital to maintaining and promoting many of the highest value cover types in the Midwest. However, we must avoid over-prescribing burn plans and acknowledge that there is much to learn about what factors best predict the success of a...
Fire is the first of three Great Constants in our lives. Change is the second. A web of change, consisting of population growth; density of homes built in outlying areas; new home construction; weather drying and heating; biomass build-up from fire...
Presented by Randi Jandt, Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Wildfires were in the news last fall—again. Have you wondered what drives large fire seasons and whether climate or humans are more to blame? Here’s an Alaskan perspective on climatic and...
The wildland fire environment is complex, with fire behavior and fire effects depending on interactions between fuels, management history, and weather patterns beginning days and weeks before a burn. Thus it can be difficult to extrapolate results or...
Prescribed fire is a natural process in the Southern Great Plains, where the landscape evolved under fire and grazing. Fire can improve wildlife habitat, reduce woody plants, remove thatch, and improve forage quality and quantity for livestock.
Course Description: This course leads students through the ecological and historical role of fire, characteristics of smoke and the health, safety and visibility impacts of smoke. Other topics include public relations, legal...
Workshops will consist of 6 hours of training (with an hour break for lunch) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be led by Dr. J. D. Carlson, OSU fire meteorologist and OK-FIRE program manager, and consist of a combination of presentations and lab...