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Dalmatian toadflax (Linaria dalmatica): New host for cucumber mosaic virus

Publications Posted on: October 03, 2011
To date, there have been no reports of Dalmatian toadflax serving as a host for cucumber mosaic virus (CMV). Infestations of Dalmatian toadflax may serve as a reservoir of CMV, thereby facilitating aphid transmission of CMV to both agricultural crops and native plants. The goal of this study was to determine whether Dalmatian toadflax is a host for CMV.

Uncertainty and risk in wildland fire management: A review

Publications Posted on: August 25, 2011
Wildland fire management is subject to manifold sources of uncertainty.

Advancing effects analysis for integrated, large-scale wildfire risk assessment

Publications Posted on: March 22, 2011
In this article, we describe the design and development of a quantitative, geospatial risk assessment tool intended to facilitate monitoring trends in wildfire risk over time and to provide information useful in prioritizing fuels treatments and mitigation measures.

Wildfire risk and home purchase decisions.

Publications Posted on: July 02, 2008
In the last 20 years, wildfire damages and the costs of wildfire suppression have risen dramatically.

Be a change agent and change the strategy

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2007
I was invited to speak at this conference on the subject of disasters and the relative importance of wildfires because of the breadth of my experience. The fact that I currently manage a flight school gives me an outside perspective of wildland fire and fuels management.

1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference: Fuels Management-How to Measure Success

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2007
The 1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference: Fuels Management -- How to Measure Success was held in Portland, Oregon, March 28-30, 2006. The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) initiated a conference on this timely topic primarily in response to the needs of the U.S. National Interagency Fuels Coordinating Group (

Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings

Publications Posted on: September 11, 2006
Fuels management programs are designed to reduce risks to communities and to improve and maintain ecosystem health. The International Association of Wildland Fire initiated the 1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference to address development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs. The focus was on how to measure success.

Using a GIS model to assess terrestrial salamander response to alternative forest management plans

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2005
A GIS model predicting the spatial distribution of terrestrial salamander abundance based on topography and forest age was developed using parameters derived from the literature. The model was tested by sampling salamander abundance across the full range of site conditions used in the model.