We studied the seed dynamics of Abies balsamea and Acer saccharum in a sugar maple-yellow birch forest of Quebec, Canada. Seed rain was censused every week from spring to autumn in 1988 and 1989. The soil seed bank was sampled four times during the...
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Germination in 35 species from 15 legume genera of southeastern Australia was promoted by a heat treatment which broke the seed coat-caused dormancy. Once the critical temperature was reached, most seeds had their dormancy broken, independent of the...
The acceleration phase of a forest fire, from ignition to the equilibrium rate of spread, is perhaps the most important phase of fire behavior because often it represents the only time period in which suppression efforts could be effective. A series of...
My purpose in this paper is to outline a research and management manifesto for the northern bobwhite in the 1990's. My objectives are to (1) describe the probable causes for the northern bobwhite population decline, (2) outline the research agenda...
The frequency of natural disturbances and their influence on the forest landscape mosaic were investigated on three large tracts of primary forest in Upper Michigan. Seventy 0.5 ha plots were randomly distributed in a total forest area of 23000 ha...
The impact of habitat alterations created by five brush-management systems (herbicide applications with or without burning) on Cuterebra sp. infestations of a host community (n=811) of small mammals was examined on typical cross-timbers rangeland in...
Fire played an important role in the development of Coastal Prairie vegetation, but recently has been eliminated by man's activities. This has resulted in an encroachment of woody species into the native vegetation. Prescribed burning can be used...
The effects of burning and grazing of dry tropical Indian savanna on the level of available nutrient pools and microbial C, N and P were assessed. 2. The maximum amounts of available nutrients and microbial biomass occurred in the dry period and...
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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.
Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
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
The Nature Conservancy will be hosting S-190, S-130, L-180 and I-100 which are all essential courses for becoming a Wildland Fire Fighter Type 2. The training will be held at TNC’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, located in Bristol, Florida....
The Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) uses the Incident Command System (ICS) to coordinate the weeklong Wildfire Academy. Under the ICS structure, the MNICS Incident Management Team (IMT) works closely with 2019 Minnesota Wildfire Academy...
In this FLN webinar, Jean Lorber will give a short presentation about new fire monitoring results; this will be followed by case studies of individual burn units, presented by the folks that burned them, to showcase a range of fire intensities and talk...
The Tactical Fire Remote Sensing Advisory Committee is a joint effort by NASA and USFS to advance use of earth observations in wildfire. The group meets twice each year to discuss the developments and results of ongoing investigations for new and...
Sponsor: Southwest Fire Science Consortium
Presenter: Stephanie Mueller, Northern Arizona University
Over the last 30 years, in woodland and forested ecosystems across the southwestern US, there has been an increasing trend in fire...
A lecture by Dr. Jon Keeley - US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia Field Station, and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
Part of the 2019 FERAL* Lecture Series Sponsored by the California Fire...
The Polar Research Board, in collaboration with the Board on Life Sciences of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, convened a workshop in December 2018 to discuss vegetation greening and browning in tundra and boreal...
Presented by the Alaska Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee.
The dates of this training are: April 29-May 10, 2019.
There is widespread recognition within conservation, restoration, and land management agencies across the state of the need to increase ecologically-based, landscape restoration. To do so...
FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Gerould Wilhelm Director of Research at the Conservation Research Institute and co-author of “Flora of the Chicago Region: A Floristic and Ecological Synthesis”