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Learning Center for Advancing Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability in the Mexican State of Jalisco

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
This paper addresses the need and opportunity for creating a learning center for advancing the monitoring and assessment of ecosystems resources and their sustainability in the Mexican state of Jalisco. It is an initiative that responds to the growing needs of a more sophisticated world in which knowledge is the tool for creating social and environmental progress and information is the key that unleashes this power.

A conceptual view for advancing monitoring and assessment of land resources in the Mexican state of Jalisco

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
This paper addresses key elements of a conceptual view for advancing monitoring and a variety of applications to land resources and environmental management in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

Monitoring Global Crop Condition Indicators Using a Web-Based Visualization Tool

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
Global crop condition information for major agricultural regions in the world can be monitored using the web-based application called Crop Explorer. With this application, U.S. and international producers, traders, researchers, and the public can access remote sensing information used by agricultural economists and scientists who predict crop production worldwide.

Forests on the Edge: A GIS-based Approach to Projecting Housing Development on Private Forests

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
The private working land base of America’s forests, farms, and ranches is being converted at the rate of nearly 1,620 ha (4,000 acres) per day with tremendous economic, ecological, and social impacts.

Decision support for evaluating the U.S. national criteria and indicators for forest ecosystem sustainability

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
This paper describes and illustrates the use of the Ecosystem Management Decision Support (EMDS) system for evaluating the U.S. national criteria and indicators for forest ecosystem sustainability at the scale of Resource Planning Act (RPA) regions.

Szendro - type Integrated Vegetation Fire Management--Wildfire Management Program from Hungary

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
Szendrő Fire Department is located in the northeastern part of Hungary. The main task is to fight against wildfire and mitigate the impact of fire at the Aggtelek National Park -- which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Because of greater effectiveness, in 2004 the Fire Department started a project named Integrated Vegetation Fire Management (IVFM). The IVFM consist of two main parts: Peripheries and Modules.

Mitigating Wildfire Risk in the Wildland Urban Interface: The Role of Regulations

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
The growth of residential communities within forest areas throughout the country, and particularly in the West, has increased the danger to life and property from uncontrolled wildfire. The conflict of permanent residential settlements built next to a fire-adapted ecosystem has been further exacerbated by 100 years of fire suppression and an extended drought in the West.

Temporal Tendencies of River Discharge of Five Watersheds of Northern Mexico

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
The watersheds of northern Mexico that encompasses the Rio San Pedro, Sinaloa, Nazas, Aguanaval, San Juan, and San Fernando-Soto La Marina are located within the main mountain ranges of northern Mexico and within the zone of large deserts of the boreal hemisphere. The hydro-climate variations, the management of forest soils and land use changes are shaping the supply and management of water resources.

Wildfire Mitigation and Private Lands: Managing Long-Term Vulnerabilities

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
Long-term management of wildfire vulnerability requires strategies that address complex interactions between fire ecology and human settlement. In this paper, we examine the integration of wildfire mitigation and land use planning in county governments in the western U.S. This research relies on data from two sources. First, we conducted a survey of land use mitigations in over 300 forested counties in the Western United States.

Integrating Fire, Climate, and Societal Factors into Decision Support for Strategic Planning in Wildland Fire Management

Publications Posted on: March 08, 2007
An El Niño winter in 1998-99, followed by a strong La Niña winter in 1999- 2000, set the stage for potentially large wildfires in the southwestern, southeastern, and northwestern forests of the United States. Researchers at the University of Arizona organized a three-day workshop to discuss the relationship between synoptic scale climate conditions and wildland fire probability.

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