Like many southeastern states, Georgia's northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) population has declined by more than 70% since the 1960s. Research has indicated that the primary cause of this decline is the reduction in habitat quality resulting...
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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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Lack of early nesting habitat may be limiting population levels of northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) and early successional songbirds on agricultural landscapes. Alternatively, detrimental effects of mesomammal predators on nesting success and...
In the Southeastern United States, Breeding Bird Surveys that bobwhite populations have been declining at 3.8%/year over the last 3 decades. Declines have been attributed the cumulative effects of large-scale deteriortion of quail habitat quality...
From the text ... 'Madagascar is aflame. Every year, fires consume up to half of the island's vast grasslands and thousands of square kilometers of its rainforests and secondary brush.... Madagascar's fire problem is a source of long-...
Logistic regression equations of prescribed fire mortality were developed for white fir (Abies concolor [Gord. and Glend.] Lindl.), sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana Dougl.), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.), incense-cedar (Calocedrus decurrens [Torr...
From the text ... 'Federal, state, tribal and local governments are making unprecedented efforts to reduce the buildup of fuels and restore forests and rangelands to healthy conditions. Yet, needless red tape and lawsuits delay effective...
From the Conclusion (p.207) ... 'Most forest and savanna areas in North America have had thousands of years of human interaction and management. American Indians, who themselves were newcomers to the New World some 12,000 years ago, adapted to the...
Pollen and charcoal from East Sooke Fen, Pixie Lake, and Whyac Lake were used to reconstruct the post-glacial vegetation, climate, and fire-disturbance history across a precipitation gradient on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. An open...
Forest fires are one of the major threats to the environment, to socio-economic activity and also to human life. Throughout history several generations have attempted to understand the role played by fire in the forest and to manage it. The scientific...
To describe root system topology of Pinus halepensis and Cistus monspeliensis saplings co-habiting under natural post-fire conditions, 55 P. halepensis and 26 C. monspeliensis saplings were extracted by the total excavation method in a burnt pine stand...
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
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 Women in Fire Fellowship Member participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, fire break preparation, and other tasks as assigned. The Fellowship member will also perform duties such as invasive species treatment, timber stand improvement, monitoring, mapping invasives and mapping treatment locations. This is a grant funded, US Forest Service interagency partnership project, funded for up to one year. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare the candidate for entry or mid-level fire positions with the USFS or other partner agency. This crew member position is full time, year around for the period of the grant.
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.
Postponed until October due to COVID-19 concerns
Included in the agenda:
Keynote Panel: Impacts of the PG&E Bankruptcy and California’s Wildfires –Evaluating the Paths ForwardCalifornia’s ongoingwildfireproblemand PG&E’s...
Sponsored by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Martha Sample and Andi Thode, Northern Arizona University
Martha Sample and Andi Thode will be presenting recent work on a Fire-Climate Adaptation ‘menu’ of strategies and...
Postponed until the Spring of 2021 due to concerns over COVID-19.
May 4th – 17th 2020
- NWCG Prescribed fire experience and training (FFT1, ENGB, FIRB, FEMO, RXB2)
- Experiential learning in local fire ecology and management...
ABSTRACT: The Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) as it exists today has evolved through various forms over the decades, driven by ongoing research and decision support needs of fire management operations. The...
Sponsored by the Lake States Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Kara Yedinak, Forest Products Lab, USDA Forest Service
Sound is a fundamental part of our experience when interacting with the world around us. So fundamental in fact, that...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. New dates to be determined.
Central Oregon TREX – April 27 to May 8, 2020 – Bend, Oregon
Ashland TREX – April 27 to May 8, 2020 – Ashland, Oregon
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The ‘Large Outdoor Fires & the Built Environment’ or LOF&BE working group, sponsored by the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) is attempting to address problems with key...
Evaluating Flammability of Reburns in the Boreal Forests of Interior Alaska
Dr. Brian Buma and Katherine Hayes, University of Denver
Temperatures in high-latitude environments are rising quickly, leading to increases in the frequency...
The in-person Conference scheduled in April is postponed.
The IFRP Board is exploring options for webinars. In the interim, please keep the dates of April 14-15 open for now. Further details will be announced on this page and by email. ...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Sponsored by Sustainable Northwest and NWFSC
Details to come.