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Classifying large wildfires in the United States by land cover

Publications Posted on: September 28, 2020
Fire is an ecological process that also has socio-economic effects. To learn more about fire occurrence, I examined relationships between land classes and about 12,000 spatially delineated large wildfires (defined here as uncontrolled fires _200 ha, although definitions vary) during 1999 to 2017 in the conterminous United States.

Reclassifying the wildland–urban interface using fire occurrences for the United States

Science Spotlights Posted on: July 31, 2020
The wildland–urban interface (WUI) occurs at the intersection of houses and undeveloped wildlands, where fire is a safety concern for communities. Previous definitions of the WUI do not explicitly account for differences in fire risk, but data are now available to use objective measures of fire occurrence to refine the definition by assessing the housing densities where fires actually occurred. 

Reclassifying the wildland-urban interface using fire occurrences for the United States

Publications Posted on: July 22, 2020
The wildland–urban interface (WUI) occurs at the intersection of houses and undeveloped wildlands, where fire is a safety concern for communities, motivating investment in planning, protection, and risk mitigation.