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Respiratory problems are common among wildland firefighters. However, there are few studies directly linking occupational exposures to respiratory effects in this population. Our objective was to characterize wildland fire fighting occupational...

Person: Gaughan, Piacitelli, Chen, Law, Virji, Edwards, Enright, Schwegler-Berry, Leonard, Wagner, Kobzik, Kales, Hughes, Christiani, Siegel, Cox-Ganser, Hoover
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The purposes of the Florida SMP are to mitigate public safety hazards (e.g. on roadways, in urban and exurban areas, and in the vicinity of airports) posed by smoke, to prevent deterioration of air quality including visibility impairment in Class I...

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Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by personnel from agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2014 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research...

Person: York
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Inventories of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from wildfire provide essential information to the state of California, USA, and other governments that have enacted emission reductions. Wildfires can release a substantial amount of GHGs and other...

Person: Lydersen, Collins, Ewell, Reiner, Fites-Kaufman, Dow, Gonzalez, Saah, Battles
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Serotiny is a mechanism for storing propagules on plants, so that seed dispersal can be maximised after the death of aerial parts of plants or to take advantage of conditions beneficial to establishment. In fire-prone vegetation, regeneration of new...

Person: Zhao, Ladd
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Introduced grasses, such as buffel, alter the dynamics of grassy ecosystems by replacing native species and influencing recruitment. Several different smoke-derived chemicals are separately responsible for the promotion and inhibition of germination of...

Person: Williams, Collins, Blackman, Blackman, Mcleod, Felderhof, Colless, Masters, Coates
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Burning of savanna is a globally important source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In Australia, burning of savanna contributes between 2% and 4% annually of the nation's reportable emissions. Complete removal of this source of emissions is...

Person: Walsh, Russell-Smith, Cowley
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Anthropogenic fires in Australia's fire-prone savannas produce up to 3% of the nation's accountable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Incentives to improve fire management have been created by a nationally accredited savanna burning emissions...

Person: Whitehead, Russell-Smith, Yates
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Changes in cloud cover and atmospheric aerosol loading strongly affect the diffuse proportion of solar radiation (Rd/Rg). It has been reported that plant photosynthesis is more efficient under diffuse light conditions, but diffuse radiation (Rd)...

Person: Marpaung, Hirano
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Background: Severe air pollution generated by forest fires is becoming an increasingly frequent public health management problem. We measured the association between forest fire smoke events and hospital emergency department (ED) attendances in Sydney...

Person: Johnston, Purdie, Jalaludin, Martin, Henderson, Morgan
Year: 2014
Type: Document
Source: TTRS