Prescribed burning is commonly used to reduce the risk of severe wildfire. However, further information about the associated environmental effects is required to help forest managers select the most appropriate treatment. To address this question, we...
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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Dynamic fire spread models are a recent development in landscape management that provide for the simulation of the spread of fires through time under complex weather conditions. These allow risks to be assessed and resources to be strategically managed...
We used data from Pinus pinaster Ait. and Pinus sylvestris L. trees growing in single-species even-aged stands in northwestern Spain to develop crown profile models. Such models are key components of growth and yield models, and they are also important...
Knowledge of fire behaviour potential is necessary for proactive management of fire prone shrublands. Data from two experimental burning programs in mallee-heath shrublands in semi-arid southern Australia were used to develop models for the...
The degree of accuracy in model predictions of rate of spread in wildland fires is dependent on the model's applicability to a given situation, the validity of the model's relationships, and the reliability of the model input data. On the...
The effect of climate change on wildfires constitutes a serious concern in fire-prone regions with complex fire behavior such as the Mediterranean. The coarse resolution of future climate projections produced by General Circulation Models (GCMs)...
FLogA (Fire Logic Animation) is a set of methods and an interactive, Web-based, user-friendly software tool which allows the user to draw a forest area on the map anywhere in Europe, insert fire ignition points, generate on the fly all input data...
Prescribed burning is an important but often controversial fire-management tool in fire-prone regions of the world. Here, we explore the complex challenges of prescribing fire for multiple objectives in the eucalypt forests of southwestern Australia,...
Three mega-fires in Victoria over the period 2002-2009 burnt some 3 million hectares, or 40% of the state's public land. In the worst of these bushfires -- Black Saturday, 7 February 2009 -- 173 people lost their lives in Australia's worst...
Holm oak (Quercus rotundifolia) woodlands have been able to persist in fire-prone landscapes in northern Portugal where they seem to play a relevant role in community and landscape level patterns and processes, namely in the control of disturbance...
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.
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Presentation by: Jim Bresch, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Laboratory
In this presentation, a tool to identify convective outflow boundaries in high-resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP)...
The webinar will inform participants about the new LANDFIRE Remap products, what has changed from previous product offerings, and what remains the same or has been updated. We will offer application examples taken from the SW region, and will save...
Co-Sponsored by The Sierra Nevada Research Institute and Western North American Naturalist.
This symposium will focus on the responses of Sierra Nevada forest organisms and ecosystems to increasing climate stresses. Talks and posters featuring...
Join the Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) and Society of American Foresters (SAF) for an informational meeting on the hiring process for federal land management agencies. Bring a laptop! A U.S. Forest Service representative and experienced...
Presenter: Jesse Kreye, Ph.D., Penn State University, State College, PA
Webinar Description: Litter flammability is an important and often overlooked component of understanding the role of fire in the...
Are you interested in learning more about Prescribed Fire and its implementation and effects on Production, Wildlife, and the Land you manage?
Then come to a three-day Prescribed Fire School where you will conduct burns with experienced...
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Co-hosted by AFSC and ACCAP, presentor Dan McEvoy of the Desert Research Institute and Western Regional Climate Center will be presenting a talk at UAF on Monday, Aug 12, 2019 11:00 AM AKDT.
Dan works on advancing drought monitoring technology,...
Join us for a practical workshop for landowners concerned about how to best manage fire on tracts with significant duff loads. The workshop will begin with a short classroom session that will cover the science of...
The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange (GPFSE) will be hosting a Teach the Teacher workshop. GPFSE has been working on adapting the FireWorks curriculum (an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12)...