[from the text] The Park can be divided into three major vegetation zones. The Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir zone lies above 8,400 feet elevation and is underlain by tertiary andesitic bedrock or has greater than forty inches annual precipitation...
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The Very High Resolution Radiometer of NOAA-2 and -3 can successfully locate and identify thunderstorms. Since lightning fires account for more than 90 percent of the acreage burned by forest fires in Alaska, this imagery promises to be a useful tool...
Fire-scar formation occurs when there is only partial death of the tree bole. It is the result of a complex set of events which depend on environment, fire behavior, and tree sensitivity. Each of these has a number of components of importance and...
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The purpose of this paper is to indicate that lightning has a pervading influence on all trophic levels in the biological community, and that it affects the physical environment as well.
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Fire was a part of the Pacific Northwest before the arrival of European man. Prehistory fire was no problem, whether started by lightning or Indian, as the timber resource had little value and fire usually improved habitat for wildlife. With the advent...
Landscapes are probably most often judged to be natural merely on the basis of appearance. Randomness in growth and form present an uncultivated aspect that has popular appeal. With the accelerated encroachment of land development and the tremendous...
[From the text] Fire has been an integral part of America's wildlands for millions of years. The only environments not experiencing fire as a significant ecological factor were those that remained very cold, very wet, or very dry, and even in...
The Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC) is committed to ensuring that the ‘best available science’ is available for planning and managing northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States. Where there are current gaps in the science, the goal of the LSFSC is to assist in filling those gaps so that science informs practice and vice-versa. Unfortunately, for many local fire management issues, there are few resources available to bring managers and scientists together to solve these important issues.
In an effort to enhance the opportunities for managers and scientists to work together, and to expose future professionals to opportunities of management and research collaborations, the LSFSC requests proposals to fund research internships that address relevant fire science and management issues associated with northern fire-dependent ecosystems of the Lake States region (See our Ecosystems page for a description of fire-dependent ecosystems that are the focus of the Lake States Fire Science Consortium). Proposals must be developed by joint manager-scientist teams (i.e. both must be listed as co-PIs and equally contribute to proposal development) and outline how the research internship will address a critical need that will help improve management of fire-dependent ecosystems locally. Preference will be given to partnerships that have not yet received funding from the program.
The LSFSC anticipates awarding several $4,000 research internship awards. It is expected that 100% of the funds should go to support the undergraduate internship experience (preferably for salary, though a limited amount of funds may be used to purchase materials and supplies needed to complete the project - funds should not be used as a supplement or summer salary for graduate students). All proposals must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Central on Monday, December 9, 2019 by email to Jack McGowan-Stinski. There will be no exceptions to this closing date and time.
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.
The combination of frequent droughts, changing climate conditions, and longer fire seasons along with urban development expansion into wildland areas has resulted in more difficult conditions for managing wildfires. Over the last several decades, the...
Two sessions of the SD East River Training Exchange (TREX) are scheduled for 2018:
- First Session: May 1-12
- Second Session: May 15-25
Description: During the month of May, crews will conduct a series of...
Looking at all lands approaches to burning in the SBR FLN landscapes
The 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
The 12th Fire and Forest...
May 14th- May 15th UC Blodgett Forest Research, Georgetown, CA
May 16th-17th UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center, Browns Valley, CA
The Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium is excited to be hosting 3 fire ecology workshops aimed to deliver fire science to interested landowners and members of the general public. These workshops will have indoor presentations and in-the-field...
Pre-season climate and weather variables indicate a moderate to high chance of a near average wildfire season in Washington and an above average season for Oregon. During this webinar, we'll explore the factors that make up this outlook, define what a...
The Joint Polar Satellite System is organizing an...
Major Sponsors: Sonoma State University, CAL FIRE, US Forest Service, University of California Cooperative Extension, California Fire Science Consortium
About this Event:
In October, 2017, wildfires devastated...
Organized by the AWFCG Fire Modeling & Analysis Committee (FMAC), this webinar will help you get ready for the upcoming fire season in Alaska. Speakers and topics will include:
- Chris Moore on 2017 Fire Modeling Case Studies (AKA "Have...