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Risk perception, aensemaking and resilient performance: The sounds of wildland firefighting in action

Publications Posted on: December 14, 2018
Managing wildland fire is an exercise in risk perception, sensemaking and resilient performance. Risk perception begins with individual size up of a wildfire to determine a course of action, and then becomes collective as the fire management team builds and continuously updates their common perception of risk.

Are invasive plants more abundant in the introduced versus native range?

Publications Posted on: September 26, 2018
Many invasion hypotheses postulate that introducing species to novel environments allows some organisms to escape population controls within the native range to attain higher abundance in the introduced range. However, introductions may also allow inherently successful species access to new regions where they may flourish without increasing in abundance.

Physical intelligence at work: Servant-leadership development for high performance

Publications Posted on: August 13, 2015
In October 2000, the RMRS Leadership Team attended a one-day seminar on leadership presented by Stephen Covey (1990). Covey talked about the role of a leader being respecting, integrating and developing body, heart, mind, and spirit. Integrating our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves is a popular theme (e.g. Leonard and Murphy 1995, Levey and Levey 1998, Murphy 1992, Wilber 2000).

It's all in the numbers, right?

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2013
Much rides on the performance of a scientific journal. Professional societies track where their journals rank so they can gauge quality, relevance, and project future subscription rates. Scientists, university faculty, and other professionals keep track of journal rankings as that information is often used when they are evaluated for promotion or retention.

Resilience and high performance: What the wildland fire community can learn from the U.S. Military

Publications Posted on: October 06, 2011
Recent advances in the science of psychology are rapidly mending the Cartesian mind-body rift. The U.S. Military has recognized the importance of mental fitness to compliment physical fitness. Health-of- the-Force was a strategic priority of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2009-2010.