The results described are of the effects of fire exclusion since 1957 on a small area of savanna close to the forest-zone boundary, on the northern Accra Plains, Ghana. A forest thicket has developed, with forest species in intimate association with...
Fire Behavior Portal
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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This paper provides a broad level review of concepts related to biodiversity, general characterization of the community/ecosystem and landscape levels of biodiversity, and significant attributes relative to biodiversity for the Northern Region. The...
From the text...'Back in the days before sawmills and subdivisions, you could hoist a lot of toasts to North Carolina's longleaf pines. One-third of the state was covered with the tall, thick-barked pines--trees so tough that not even once-...
Native inhabitants of the Southeastern United States traditionally practiced land management strategies, including burning and clearing, that created 'anthropogenic landscapes.' From the viewpoint of landscape ecology, analysis of historic...
Soil temperatures were measured during 11 experimental fires in semi-arid mallee shrublands in central NSW. Sensors were placed at depths from 1-10 cm beneath the soil surface in three fuel types; litter beneath Eucalyptus shrubs, live hummocks of the...
Simulations of impacts of a double-CO2 climate with the Changed Climate Fire Modeling System in Northern California consistently projected increases in area burned and in the frequency of escaped fires compared with simulations of the present climate....
In 1983 we sampled using permanent line transects four stands of oak-saw palmetto scrub vegetation that were 2, 4, 8, and 25 years since the previous fire; these transects were resampled two years later. We sampled and analyzed soils from the 0-15 cm...
In the Greater Yellowstone area there is a perceived controversy between conservation efforts and economic well-being. This controversy is fueled by misconceptions about the economy and the role played by public lands in the region. In this paper three...
Little evidence has been found to relate fire intensity to herbaceous vegetation response. Our objective was to determine if components of post-fire herbaceous standing crop in a tallgrass prairie could be related to either fire behavior variables or...
To demonstrate the usefulness of active remote-sensing systems in observing forest fire behavior, we studied two fires, one using a 3.2-cm-wavelength Doppler radar, and one more extensively, using Doppler lidar. both instrumentS observed the kinematics...
On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in fire modeling. The department is seeking a candidate to contribute to research related to understanding wildland fire behavior and risk in Oklahoma and the United States. Application and/or development of models to understand fire behavior at multiple spatial scales is required. Possible outcomes of research include improved management of fuels and smoke with prescribed fire, reduction of wildfire risk and mitigation of its effects to infrastructure, reduced impacts of smoke on human health, and improved ecosystem function. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with multidisciplinary faculty in natural resources, climatology, social science, and engineering to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position will be filled by June 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.
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).
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.
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The 2020 Georgia Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting will be offered online. Continuing Forestry Education credits (3.5 Category 1 Hours) and Master Timber Harvester credits (3.5 Category B Hours) will be offered for those attending the entire...
The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council meeting will held online. Registration and other details will be posted on the website when available.
Postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Information will be added when available.
California Fire Science Seminar Series
Presenter: Neil Lareau, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno
Large, high-intensity wildfires can generate their own extreme weather, including fire-generated...
Sponsored by Forests Stewards Guild
Presented by Kerry Metlen, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy of Oregon
Severe wildfires threaten forests and communities of the northern Klamath Mountains. Historically these forests thrived...
Following the unprecedented 2019/20 bushfire season, the 2020 Bushfire Building Conference is shaping up to be a crucial event for researchers, planners and building industry professionals. The Australian Bushfire Building Conference is an annual event...
California Fire Science Seminar Series
- Crystal Kolden, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, University of California, Merced
- Jeanette Cobian-Iñiguez, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of...
The next South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting will be held September 9, 2020 in a virtual meeting format.
Postponed Until August 16-20, 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns
Changing Boreal Biome
Assessing the vulnerability and resilience of boreal ecosystems to climate change, and their socio-economic implications.
Session 1: Increasing...
Join the NC Prescribed Fire Council and Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists for a virtual annual meeting on August 12, 2020. A WebEx platform will be provided by the NC Forest Service.
For this year’s NCPFC annual meeting,...