A new method to produce probability forecast about behavior of an on-going forest fire is proposed. Data used consist of telemetered infrared photographs of the on-goinq fire; terrain and fuel measurements; past and current weather data; and weather...
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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'A recently developed instrument to be used operationally by a variety of industries and disciplines may significantly shorten the time needed to determine dead and live fuel moisture for those people trying to predict prescribed or wildfire...
Foliar nitrogen concentrations at the midcrown position were found to vary with the season but not with the treatment for ponderosa pine forest areas subjected to a high fuel consumption (HFC) or a moderate fuel consumption (MFC) prescribed burn, or a...
'...This background and past history must frame our response to a program of genetic resource conservation in the South and probably the Eastern United States. I feel the management of this problem, or resource, must be broken down into three...
Indigenous forests and replacement conifer plantations are contrasted in terms of the biology and plant nutrient dynamics of the forest floor. Biological and non-biological factors mediating decomposition are considered. © Institute of Foresters of...
Seven hundred forty-seven forest fires burned 2502 ha in Olympic National Park, Washington (exclusive of the coastal strip), from 1916 to 1975. The 274 lightning fires accounted for 81 percent of the area burned; 37 fires larger rhan 4 ha accounted for...
A model for predicting community mosaics and wildlife diversity resulting from fire disturbance to a forest ecosystem is presented. It applies an algorithm that delineates the size and shape of each patch from grid-based input data and calculates...
The mass burning rates of several polymer systems, including polycarbonates, polysystrenes, polyethylenes, and wood were determined for steady-state combustion in an apparatus similar to that constructed at Factory Mutual Research. The work was...
Wind velocity, direction, and temperatures can vary drastically before, during, and after wild or prescribed fires. A data-recording system based on the logarithmic character of semiconductors has been developed for observing turbulent fluctuations...
'Fire Spread in a Black Spruce Stand.-The Canadian Forest Fire weather Index Tables consist of a family of relative fire danger indices that are used throughout Canada to assist in general fire control planning and operations. However, the fire...
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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2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
Part 1, March 25
Machine learning to predict final fire size at the time of ignition Shane Coffield, UC Irvine
Join Dr. Robert Keane on a retrospective journey through 30 years of whitebark pine and wilderness fire research in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. This webinar is hosted by the Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire, Fuel and Smoke Program and...
The training is organized as an incident, using the Incident Command System managed by Nebraska Interagency TYPE 3 Teams. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting,...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
This year’s symposium focuses on integrating the three pillars of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Resilient Landscapes, Fire-Adapted Communities, and Safe and Effective Wildfire...
Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges March membership meeting with featured guest speaker and fire ecologist Lisa Saperstein.
How will wildfire affect refuges in a changing climate? Wildfire was always a major driver of habitat change...
The Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy is a week-long training venue that offers over 45 classes in all levels of wildland fire and incident management training. We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit with our office and academy in Prescott...
he Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes collaborative is hosting a workshop focused on the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program in Albuquerque in March 2020. The 2020 Cross-Boundary Landscape Restoration Workshop will bring...
During the 2019 Winter Meeting the California Society of American Forestersexplored the theme: The State of California is Burning: Is This Our Future? At the meeting, many good ideas were shared, with the need to adjust the 'pace and scale' of...
Presenter: Dr. Austin Troy, University of Colorado Denver
Sponsors: Southwest Fire Science Consortium and California Fire Science Consortium
This presentation summarizes recent research conducted on patterns of property loss during the...
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Jessie Dodge, University of Idaho
This study sought to evaluate the effect of spatial scale in remotely assessing ground cover components measured one-year after the 2007...