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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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Black oak forest floor fuelbeds under 20-and 40-year-old stands to southeast Missouri averaged 6.4 and 8.3 tons per acre and 4.0 and 4.2 inches in depth, respectively. Loose litter averaged 2.0 and 2.9 tons per acre and 3.3 inches in depth. Bulk...
The objectives of this project were to determine the effects of spring burning on (1) the shrubs and herbaceous understory and seral brush communities in key wintering areas of the Lochsa River drainage, and (2) the physical and chemical properties of...
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The objective of this paper is to explain the distributions, assumptions, interpretations, and relationships of the two compatible, stochastic models of fire history: the negative exponential and the Weibull. For each model the 'fire interval...
The purpose of this study is to see if it is possible to determine the course of forest succession over several hundred years by the dissection and close scrutiny of live and dead plant material. The study area was a one-tenth-acre (0.04-ha) square...
The National Fire-Danger Rating (NFDR) System produces three indexes-Occurrence, Burning, and Fire Load-that measure relative fire potentials. These are derived from the fire behavior components-Spread, Energy Release, and Ignition-plus a consideration...
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(1) In July to September 1976, a 25 ha parcel of primary tropical evergreen rain forest was experimentally cut under conditions simulating those of cutting for paper pulp. One month later two accidental fires crossed the parcel, creating a mosaic of...
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.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
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).
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are open through 5 pm MST, September 30, 2020.
The Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) announcement FA-FOA0021-001 has one task statement. Proposals must address one or more of the following topic areas:
- 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
The Regional Fire Science Exchange announcement FA-FOA0021-003 has one task statement focused on leading and executing a regional fire science exchange in the following two regions (see map and supporting information in the FOA):
- Lake States
- Tallgrass Prairie
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Partners: Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists, Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council.
The theme of this conference will be “Laying Out a Restoration Road Map”. The...
The 12th North American Forest Ecology Workshop (NAFEW) will celebrate 25 years of bringing together diverse stakeholders from across Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Forests on the edge: forest ecology in rapidly changing conditions is...
Included in this free class:
- A trunk and curriculum containing 40 hands-on activities forteaching about wildland fire science
- Covers physical science of combustion, fire history,succession, andfire effects on plants andanimals...
Topics: Growing season burns impacts on plant diversity, forage, wildlife, pollinators, & sericea lepedeza. Demonstration burn planned, weather permitting.
Presented by Peter Bieniek
Wildfire in Interior Alaska is a key natural driver of the landscape and can be a hazard at the wildland-urban interface. Years with extreme wildfire activity in Alaska have increased in frequency in recent decades and...
The Nature Conservancy will be hosting S-190, S-130, L-180 and I-100 which are all essential courses for becoming a Wildland Fire Fighter Type 2. The training will be held at TNC’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, located in Bristol, Florida....
The Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) uses the Incident Command System (ICS) to coordinate the weeklong Wildfire Academy. Under the ICS structure, the MNICS Incident Management Team (IMT) works closely with 2019 Minnesota Wildfire Academy...
In this FLN webinar, Jean Lorber will give a short presentation about new fire monitoring results; this will be followed by case studies of individual burn units, presented by the folks that burned them, to showcase a range of fire intensities and talk...
The Tactical Fire Remote Sensing Advisory Committee is a joint effort by NASA and USFS to advance use of earth observations in wildfire. The group meets twice each year to discuss the developments and results of ongoing investigations for new and...
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Stephanie Mueller, Northern Arizona University
Over the last 30 years, in woodland and forested ecosystems across the southwestern US, there has been an increasing trend in fire...