'...Consideration will be given here to the making of choices in nature management with special reference to the management of heath areas. The financial aspect of the choices will also be further developed. Since extra attention will be given to...
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From the Introduction ... 'All over the Greek territory, the climate, characterised by more or less long dry and hot summers (typical mediterranean climate), is, in general, very favorable for the development of even dense forests.No doubt, in...
From the Concluding Remarks ... 'A renaissance of fire application in Finnish forestry seems possible but remote. Better knowledge about the rational use of weather conditions, modern planning, fire fighting equipment, training burning-crews, cost...
From the Conclusions ... 'The Mediterranean vegetation is very sensitive to fire owing to the nature of the climate. Man burned the forest for several thousands of years in search for better pastures and cropland. At present, fire destroys about...
From the Summary ... 'The behavior of the convection column above a large fire is thus characterized by (1) marked inflow of air at the lower levels, and (2) rapid ascent of hot air at the higher levels, whereby mixing with the surrounding...
From Experimental Results ... 'Smoke samples were collected in a small aircraft, which was flown through the smoke columns from a series of large prescribed fires in the forest areas of Western Australia in the spring of 1970. The smoke particles...
From the text (p.345) ... 'The purpose of this study is to describe characteristics including frequency, size, season and severity of lightning fires in the Appalachians of Tennessee and North Carolina. Hopefullv it will help to provide a factual...
In Scandainavia, prescribed burning is practised on inactive raw-humus sites mainly in the sparsely-populated northern areas. It is now generally accepted that on ground that is not too dry a properly conducted prescribed burn is the most efficient...
An inexpensive and simple technique for measuring the average wind velocity in the lower 600 m of the atmosphere is proposed. The technique uses 30-g pilot balloons filled with helium. Final position of the balloon is measured by a clinometer and a...
'A wildlife in forest or grassland is made up of the same basic ingredients as a fire which burns in a fireplace: fuels, oxygen, and an ignition source or mechanism. While it may not seem altogether obvious, weather and weather variations exert...
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.
The conference theme is "Fuels of Today - Fire Behavior of Tomorrow" Understanding Fire Behavior and Fuels for Sound Decision Making and Effective Management
This conference will provide government and nongovernment professionals at all levels a...
Todd Hawbaker, Ph.D., US Geological Survey, Denver, CO
Casey Teske, Ph.D., Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
Complete and accurate burned area...
Organized by the Alaska Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee. Presented by Jennifer Jenkins, BLM Alaska.
Content: Locations and processes for acquiring data used in WFDSS for fire behavior modeling
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Researchers investigated the influence of brush cutting and prescribed fire on soil heating levels relevant to restoration goals. Preliminary results support a growing body of evidence that high subsurface moisture and low soil temperatures of late...
Presented by: Wade Steady, M.S. Candidate, Natural Resources
This workshop consists of two intense days of entertaining hands-on activities for teaching students about wildland fire behavior, ecology, management and more. Goals include:
- Engage in activities from the Sierra Nevada FIRE WORKS...
What will you learn?
This presentation introduces a new line of research in our laboratory; one examining the role that nonforest plays in the wildfire resilience of inland montane forests. In past work, we were consistently...
The dates of this training are: March 30-April 13, 2019.
Objectives: To conducta series of controlled burns on The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preservetoprovide experiential learning opportunities to participants....
In association with the Interagency Spring Fire Operations Meeting
2019 Spring Fire Science Workshop:
Thesis Defense by Peter Noble, M.S. Candidate, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources
Major Professor: Dr. Travis B. Paveglio