There is growing interest in using more prescribed fire to sustain mixed-oak forests throughout the eastern United States. But, prescribed fire is still in its infancy in this forest type. Consequently, there are many knowledge gaps in basic fire...
Fire Effects Portal
The fire effects topic page contains resources and activities related to the study and management of the effect of wildland fire on the environment.
Fire Effects Information System
The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States.
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This project is adding information on invasive plant species to the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS). Literature reviews covering a total of 60 nonnative invasive plant species are being added to FEIS or receiving synthesis of new information....
There is currently debate on appropriate target conditions for fire hazard reduction and forest restoration. This is due to the lack of unmanaged forests that could serve as references in the western US. The pine-dominated, mixed-conifer forests of...
In 2003, a series of wildland fires managed for resource benefits burned over approximately 7,865 ha (19,426 acres) of forests across an elevational gradient in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The fires burned 82 permanent pre-established...
The FIREMON Analysis Tools component encompasses two major tasks: 1) data entry and 2) data analysis. Data entry is accomplished in FIREMON by physically entering the collected field data into a set of standardized Microsoft Access databases. Data...
Landscape Assessment primarily addresses the need to identify and quantify fire effects over large areas, at times involving many burns. In contrast to individual case studies, the ability to compare results is emphasized along with the capacity to...
A sampling strategy for monitoring fire effects must provide for the integration and linkage of ecosystem response across these multiple time and space scales to provide meaningful data to fire management. Includes FIREMON documents for Plot...
The FIREMON database software allows users to enter data, generate summary reports, and perform other data management tasks. The FIREMON database software consists of a Java application and a Microsoft Access database. The Java application provides the...
Tutorials for determining tree mortality, fuel consumption, smoke emissions and soil heating using the First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM), version 5.0 computer program.
The Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (PNW Research Station) and the Fire Chemistry Project (RM Research Station) have completed the data collection and modeling for fuel consumption and smoke emissions during wildland fires in boreal...
Consider submitting an abstract to this session, organized by Carly Philllips, Brendan Rogers, and Peter Frumhoff. Abstracts are due July 31. The AGU fall meeting is December 9-13 in San Francisco.
As climate change increases the frequency and intensity of wildfires, wildfires themselves exacerbate climate change through the release of greenhouse gases and black carbon. Together with expanding populations, this reinforcing cycle also leads to destruction of critical infrastructure, negative health outcomes from smoke, and loss of life. Fire management, however, has the potential to protect carbon, ecosystems, and human well-being, and minimize feedbacks to climate change and thus the intensification of wildfires. The aim of this session is to explore how fire management can interrupt this wildfire cycle, and reduce the impacts of climate change while minimizing the consequences of carbon loss. Organizers encourage abstracts that address interactions between wildfire science, public health, and climate policy, with an emphasis on those that address (1) feedbacks between wildfires and climate change, (2) impacts of wildfire on public health and (3) fire management as a strategy to limit atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
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.
Check out this fully online course on Wildland Fire Science and Management offered by Professor Kenn H. Clark via Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Tall Timbers Wildland Fire Science Program has received Department of Defense funding from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to characterize multiscale feedbacks between forest structure, fire behavior and fire effects. This work seeks to advance more mechanistic predictions of fire effects through the application and advancement of coupled fire-atmospheric modeling to empirical study of surface fire regimes. The project is field-intensive and includes intensive fire-line experimentation campaigns using a variety of spatial and temporal monitoring techniques. This post-doctoral fellowship has up to 3.5 years of funding to lead integration efforts of multidisciplinary empirical fire behavior and forest measurements. The position will oversee data management, analysis, and data integration of 3D fuel characterization, fire behavior, fire effects, and 3D flows. The position will also facilitate the transfer of pre- and post-burn datasets to fire behavior modeling teams at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Colorado State University. The incumbent will play a key role in advancing our understanding of heat transfer to vegetation during fire and in improving post fire effects prediction. Primary duties are to assist the Wildland Fire Scientist and project collaborators with implementation of the study plan, help supervise field data acquisition, facilitate data transfer among participating organizations, and lead spatially explicit analysis of energy transfer and resulting fire effects. Other duties range from publication writing and preparation for submission to peer-reviewed journals, administering project management software, budget reporting, and student advisement.