The size and complexity of wildfire management challenges continues to grow. Rapid expansion of Wildland Urban Interface is interacting with ecological changes, spurred by altered fire regimes and changing climate. Part of the solution to dealing with this increase in fire complexity is to reduce uncertainties inherent within active fire management, where time-sensitive decisions often rely upon incomplete information. Through a combination of pre-season and real-time simulation modeling, situational assessment, and risk-planning, The Wildfire Risk Management Science team is working with land managers at local and regional scales to improve the information available to decision-makers prior to and during wildfires.
Below are links to a series of current and ongoing projects that address the range of spatial and temporal scales of supporting landscape and fire management decision making.