The idea that not all fire regimes are created equal is a central theme in fire research and conservation. Fire frequency (i.e., temporal scale) is likely the most studied fire regime attribute as it relates to conservation of fire-adapted ecosystems....
Southern Fire Portal
The Southern Fire Portal (SFP) provides information about fire science and technology relevant to the southern United States. This 13 state area includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in the southern United States.
The SFP was initially funded by the Joint Fire Science Program in 2003, with the objectives of providing a gateway for ongoing information and technology transfer between the fire management and research communities and their publics, and to improve fire science organization and accessibility by integrating and expanding two comprehensive and complementary sources of fire information: FRAMES and the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database.
SFP partners included: Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Forest Encyclopedia Network, The Nature Conservancy, National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), Joint Fire Science Program, Southern Region Extension Forestry, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources, USFS Southern Research Station, Southeast Fire Ecology Partnership.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
Encyclopedia of Southern Fire Science (ESFS)
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- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
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Background: Prescribed fire is increasingly used to restore and maintain upland oak (Quercus L. spp.) ecosystems in the central and eastern US. However, little is known about how prescribed fire affects recently fallen acorns under different fine fuel...
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) worked collaboratively to produce the 2020 National Prescribed Fire Use Report. Since 2011, the two organizations have partnered to prepare...
- On‐plant storage of seeds (serotiny) is a feature of many fire‐prone dominant trees and shrubs in North America, Mediterranean Basin, South Africa and Australia. Understanding how it has responded to the prevailing fire regime and recruitment/...
A 30 × 30m-resolution gridded dataset of forest plot identifiers was developed for the conterminous United States (CONUS) using a random forests machine-learning imputation approach. Forest plots from the US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) have been used in research and development community due to their strong potential in high-risk missions. One of the most important civilian implementations of UAV/UGV cooperative path...
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) represents the greatest ambient air pollution risk to health. Wildfires and managed burns, together referred to hereafter as ‘landscape’ fires, are a significant PM2.5 source in many regions worldwide, able to...
Soil moisture depletion during the growing season can induce plant water stress, thereby driving declines in grassland fuel moisture and accelerating curing. These drying and curing dynamics and their dependencies on soil moisture are inadequately...
National and regional preparedness level (PL) designations support decisions about wildfire risk management. Such decisions occur across the fire season and influence pre-positioning of resources in areas of greatest fire potential, recall of personnel...
Wildfires over the past 3 years have resulted in lengthy episodes of smoke inundation across major metropolitan areas in Australia, Brazil, and the United States. In 2020, air quality across the western United States reached and sustained extremely...
Multiple partners across the South, including the Southern Fire Exchange, are conducting a survey to better understand prescribed fire training needs for both NWCG and non-NWCG training options. Survey data will be used to identify needs and to develop recommendations to address them. The survey can be accessed at go.ncsu.edu/fire_training_survey. All categories of fire stakeholders are encouraged to participate, including practitioners, private landowners, Prescribed Fire Councils, and many others. Please complete the survey by January 26.
The Restoration Technician is a staff member of the Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter. SAF is responsible for implementing and managing field conservation work (e.g., wildland fire management, invasive species control, habitat restoration, etc) across Florida and stewardship of the Florida Chapter’s network of preserves. The preserves are part of TNC’s Center for Conservation Initiatives (CCI).
The Restoration Technician performs land management and restoration activities in the longleaf pine community and embedded isolated wetlands. They remove exotic species, and conduct rare species monitoring, assist in forestry field data collection, assist with restoration contract management and oversight, and participate in prescribed fire program. They will assist with fleet, equipment and tool maintenance. The Restoration Technician will maintain records using a database or PC.
Applications will be reviewed in the order they’re received and the position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, is seeking qualified individuals to work on a research project funded through the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (South Central-CASC). The research aims to understand the nexus of climate change and prescribed fire risk analysis, tolerance, and communication.
The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX invites applications for two (2) Geoscience Future Faculty (GFF) Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowships. This competitive fellowship is open to individuals who aspire to develop research programs of their own as faculty members. The College of Geosciences is one of the nation’s most comprehensive Earth-system colleges and is committed to the discovery, advancement and application of knowledge fundamental to understanding our planet and its resources for a sustainable future. The College's disciplinary research and educational excellence are built on cutting-edge analyses and observations, numerical simulations and theoretical studies, and field-based data collection at all spatial and temporal scales.
As part of advancing Stanford University’s IDEAL vision and commitment to diversity (broadly defined) among its faculty, students, and staff, the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University (Stanford Earth) has established the Stanford Earth Postdoctoral Fellows program. This fellowship will support two outstanding scholars in the fields of Earth, energy, and environmental sciences, as well as other emerging fields in this area, whose research and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students will contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion and scientific excellence within the school.
Applications will be considered beginning on December 11, 2020. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit complete applications by that date for full consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the fellowship positions are filled.
The Stanford University School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Consistent with Stanford University’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEAL) vision and commitment to diversity (broadly defined) among its faculty, students, and staff, we especially seek to attract applications from promising scholars with historically underrepresented backgrounds in traditional STEM fields, as well as in emerging areas of Earth, Energy, and Environmental sciences, including research areas that intersect with societal issues. All four Stanford Earth departments are partnering in this search and a successful candidate will be appointed in one of the following:
Earth System Science - We study the world’s air, water, land, and life as an integrated system. As scientists, we unite basic and purpose-driven research to chronicle how the Earth functions, the many ways it is changing, and what the consequences of changes will be for people and other species. We believe that science can improve the world by enabling us to understand, predict, and solve the pressing issues of global environmental change.
Energy Resources Engineering - We train future leaders in the science and engineering of Earth's energy resources. We combine theory, experiments, and computation to understand and influence the global energy resources landscape. We are committed to leading the way to provide the people, methods, and tools for sustainable management of the Earth's energy resources.
Geological Sciences - We study the properties of minerals, rocks, soils, sediments and water, using multiple lenses -- stratigraphy, paleobiology, geochemistry, and planetary sciences. Their work informs our understanding of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and floods. It helps us meet natural resource challenges through environmental and geological engineering, mapping and land use planning, surface and groundwater management, and the exploration and sustainable extraction of energy and minerals. It also helps us answer fundamental questions about the origin, history, and habitability of planets.
Geophysics - We study Earth and planetary processes through laboratory experiments, computational and theoretical modeling, remote imaging, and direct observation. At Stanford, our teaching and research focus on understanding systems critical to the future of civilization. We apply expertise to fundamental research sustaining life on Earth, combining underlying science with studies of Earth’s environment and resource needs.
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, seeks applicants for five tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant Professor in the thematic area of restoring and protecting global biodiversity. The Faculty of Science, together with the Faculties of Arts, Forestry, and Land and Food Systems, is sponsoring this unique cluster hire, which builds on existing excellence in this area at UBC. These new hires will join an interdisciplinary research and scholarship team focused on solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity loss, and its connection to sustainability and adaptive capacity for humanity. For further information see https://biodiversity.ubc.ca/cluster-hire
As part of the cluster, we seek a Conservation and Restoration Scientist to be jointly appointed in the Departments of Botany, and Forest & Conservation Sciences, with opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Beaty Biodiversity Museum and Biodiversity Research Centre. The Conservation and Restoration Scientist will conduct research broadly investigating how to conserve and protect biodiversity, and restore functioning ecosystems in a changing world. Applicants should have an interest in integrating fundamental research on restoring biodiversity, ecosystem functions or adaptive capacity, with applied research on conservation and restoration strategies that involve engagement with communities, industry or governments. Their expertise will be in ecology (including applied ecology), conservation, evolutionary biology, forestry, geography, or related disciplines. We encourage applicants who use a range of empirical or theoretical approaches, applying them to real-world problems from local to global scales, in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, and working in plant, animal or fungal systems.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track position (75% Research and 25% Teaching) in fire modeling. The department is seeking a candidate to contribute to research related to understanding wildland fire behavior and risk in Oklahoma and the United States. Application and/or development of models to understand fire behavior at multiple spatial scales is required. Possible outcomes of research include improved management of fuels and smoke with prescribed fire, reduction of wildfire risk and mitigation of its effects to infrastructure, reduced impacts of smoke on human health, and improved ecosystem function. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with multidisciplinary faculty in natural resources, climatology, social science, and engineering to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups.
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The position will be filled by June 1, 2021, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available.
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.
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.
Presenter: Dr. Miguel Cruz, CSIRO
The prediction of a wildfire rate of spread and growth under high wind speeds and dry fuel moisture conditions is key to taking proactive actions to warn and protect communities. We investigated the possibility...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) conducted the AirNow Sensor Data Pilot during the 2020 fire season to provide the public with air sensor information on the air pollutant, fine particulate matter (PM2.5...
Cities worldwide are at the nexus of population growth, increasing air pollution levels, and climate change. These pressing problems are a small fraction of the challenges that cities face daily. You will hear from cities and organizations on...
Host: Rocky Mountain Research Station
Presenters: Greg Dillon and Sean Parks
Area burned by wildland fire has been increasing since the mid-1980s across much of the US. But the effects of fire on vegetation and soil – what we call burn...
A Virtual Conference, for Real World Problems
Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Across four days in May 2021, the IAWF will present real world risks and...
The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees.
Save the Date!
The 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology in cooperation with Tall Timbers, will be held in the Florida Panhandle at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort,...
Hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Katie Harris, North Carolina Forest Service
Prescribed fire is an increasingly important management tool for eastern deciduous forests, but relativity little...
Learn how the best leaders make the right decisions within escalating incidents. Course topics include critical decision making in high-stress environments, incident leadership, human factors, and command and control with tactical considerations. By...
Sponsor: Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
Presenter: Doug Whisenhunt, Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition, Burn Coordinator
Hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium
Presented by John Kabrick, USFS Northern Research Station
Prescribed fire is commonly applied to meet a variety of forest management objectives, including the restoration...
Sponsors: LANDFIRE & The Nature Conservancy
Presenter: Greg Dillon, Spatial Fire Analyst, U.S. Forest Service
Burn severity is the ecological change resulting from wildland fires. Areas burned with high severity are of concern to land...
Hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Andrew Vander Yacht, Michigan State University
In oak-dominated communities throughout eastern North America, fire exclusion and subsequent woody encroachment...
Sponsor: National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
What does current science and experience tell us about the near and long-term impacts of fire on water quality and how to recover?
Sponsors: National Weather Service, North Carolina Climate Office, the Southern Fire Exchange, North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council, the Joint Fire Science Program, and the University of Florida.
All invited, members and non-members - invite a colleague
This will not be your typical AGM - it will be informative AND fun! Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) to network with other members, learn more about IAWF...
Hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Michael Stambaugh, University of Missouri
Vegetation of the Cumberland Plateau (USA) has undergone dramatic transitions since the last glaciation and...