This report represents a compilation and classification of nearly all the available written information on the CFFDRS. Plans call for a 20-year (1969-1988) annotated bibliography of CFFDRS literature to be issued as a CFS Forestry Technical Report in...
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From the text ... 'An overview of the Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System has been prepared by Lawson et al. (1985). The FBP System includes the provision for calculating the size and shape of free-burning, wild-driven fires...
The advent of 'fire management' has increased the need to understand and predict fire effects on vegetation. Such prediction is greatly complicated by the many factors that influence fire characteristics and plant response. Nevertheless, a...
Four commercially available forest fire retardants were studied to quantify their capabilities for flammability reduction using standard laboratory conditions and procedures. All the retardants proved to be closely matched in reducing flammability.
Fires simultaneously burning in hundreds of square kilometers could result from a nuclear weapon explosion. The strong buoyancy field of such large area fires induces high-velocity fire winds that turn upward in the burning region. This results in the...
A laboratory experiment was performed to determine the effect of slope on the downhill spread rate of forest fire. Results with beds of pine needles showed that the spread rate decreased to 64 percent of the level rate as slope was raised to 22 degrees...
This biological report fills two important voids in the libraries of many wildlife biologists- an annotated bibliography on fire in north America wetland ecosystems and a subject index of all fire-related literature that has appeared in Wildlife Review...
It happens to most firefighters sooner or later if they have been on the job long enough. Everything along the fireline seems fairly well controlled. But then, unexpectedly, the wind shifts and becomes erratic. Wind speed picks up dramatically for 5 to...
This paper offers some suggestions and field guides with respect to the operational application of C.E. Van Wagner's (1997, Can. J. For. Res. 7:23-34) theory to calculate the threshold conditions for the start and spread of crown fires in conifer...
The Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking a postdoctoral position in modeling of current/future fire activity and current/future vegetation characteristics.
In particular, this project aims to assess data and models of plant moisture content (e.g., live fuel moisture) in different species across California and how those patterns in space and time alter wildfire occurrence and severity patterns. Responsibilities include analysis of biophysical models and data related to soil moisture, plant water relations, historical mapped fire patterns, and projections of future conditions under global change (e.g., climate and land use) scenarios.
This position will involve using statistical and/or machine learning models, processing environmental spatial data from a variety of sources (e.g., remote sensing, GIS) at various scales, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journal articles, and proposal development.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent), except the dissertation, in plant ecology, geography or related field at the time of application.
Nominations are now open for new members of the International Association of Wildland Fires' (IAWF) Board of Directors. Nominations will be accepted through September 30, 2019 and successful candidates will begin their 3-year term on January 1, 2020. Individuals meeting the requirements may self-nominate.
Sagebrush steppe plant communities and the fauna that are supported by the plant communities are negatively impacted by nonindigenous annual grasses. Conservation of sagebrush steppe is enhanced through management of these annual grasses to prevent fire, allow seed bank mediated restoration, and to enhance survival of native plants reseeded because of depleted seed banks. The successful applicant would conduct research that involves annual grass control, fire fuel sampling, modeling of fire behavior, plant community analysis to study response to annual grass removal, and small-scale seeding of forbs to improve habitat for sage grouse and other sagebrush fauna.
The successful applicant will provide evidence of experience with some aspect of computer modeling, 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. Research will take place at Rinker Rock Creek Ranch, located southwest of Hailey Idaho (https://www.uidaho.edu/research/entities/rock-creek/research).
If you haven't had a chance to submit your oral presentation or fire circle abstract for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, you still have time to do so! They are extending the deadline to accommodate summer schedules and those in the field. See the link below for details and submit your abstracts no later than Thursday, August 15.
Abstracts for poster presentations and attached meetings will be accepted until August 30, with no extensions.
The California Fish and Game Journal is looking for submissions around their next special issue: “Effects of Fire on California’s Natural Resources.” The issue will focus on how fire or fire-related management activities may impact, positively or negatively, the state’s fish, wildlife, and plant resources.
Summary: Whether you worked this season or have been away for awhile, this webinar will highlight some important topics as we conclude the 2018 fire season and prepare for what 2019 has to offer.
The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Fire in the West, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at Pengilly's, 513 W. Main Street, Boise.
The discussion panelists are...
The Georgia Forestry Commission offers a certification program for those who practice prescribed burning. Applicants may attend one of several training sessions scheduled throughout the year where they will receive a comprehensive study manual and...
Join your fellow FLN colleagues this fall for our annual partnership workshop with exciting topics like Widening the Burn Window Panel Discussion, Weather Outlook, Research and Management Presentations. Skill sessions will include Building Resilient...
Join us for a webinar presentation and discussion on the FireWorks educational program (www.frames.gov/fireworks). FireWorks provides students with interactive, hands-on materials to study wildland fire. It...
This conference is an excellent opportunity to describe your work in Yosemite National Park as well as the greater Sierra Nevada region. After the record-breaking WY2017 and the return to a drier WY2018, the suggested conference theme is "Persistent...
Presented by Dr. Colin Hardy, Fire, Fuel & Smoke Science Program, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USFS, Missoula, MT
University of Idaho, CNR building, Room 203
Join the Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium for this exciting look at fire and forest...
Presented by Dr. Garon Smith, Emeritus Professor, University of Montana
University of Idaho, Shattuck Arboretum Amphitheater
Great for kids and scientists of all ages.