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The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings



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Rocky Mountain Research Station


Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 662 p. CD-ROM.


The International Association of Wildland Fire sponsored the second Fire Behavior and Fuels conference in Destin, Florida. The conference theme was "Fire Environment--Innovations, Management, and Policy." Over 450 attendees participated in presentations on the latest innovations in wildland fire management, examples of successful and maybe not so successful management practices, current and potentially future wildland fire policy and recent advances in wildland fire science. Special sessions focused on smoke management, wildland urban interface, fire induced tree mortality, and live fuels. Integrated into this conference was the Joint Fire Science Program Annual Primary Investigator meeting where cutting edge JFSP sponsored research was presented.

Introduction-2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference: The fire environment-innovations, management, and policy
Wildfires, weather, and productivity
Technical background of the FireLine Assessment MEthod (FLAME)
Influence of slope on fire spread rate
Modification of VanWagner's canopy fire propagation model
Ignition and flame travel on realistic building and landscape objects in changing environments
Uncertainty quantification in Rothermel's Model using an efficient sampling method
Differences in simulated fire spread over Askervein Hill using two advanced wind models and a traditional uniform wind field
Influence of radiation absorption by environmental water vapor on radiation transfer in wildland fires
Fire behavior modeling to assess net benefits of forest treatments on fire hazard mitigation and bioenergy production in Northeastern California
Combining turbulent kinetic energy and Haines Index predictions for fire-weather assessments
Moisture dynamics in masticated fuelbeds: A preliminary analysis
Relationships between prefire composition, fire impact, and postfire legacies in the boreal forest of Eastern Canada
Role of buoyancy and heat release in fire modeling, propagation, and instability
Fuel dynamics and fire behaviour in Australian mallee and heath vegetation
Bucklands Crossing firefighter burnover-a case study of fire behaviour and firefighter safety implications
Mathematical modeling of forest fire initiation in three dimensional setting
Preliminary results of fire behavior in maquis fuels under varying weather and slope conditions in turkey
Fine scale vegetation classification and fuel load mapping for prescribed burning
Presettlement fire regime and vegetation mapping in Southeastern Coastal Plain forest ecosystems
Fuels management on the National Forests in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina
Calculating accurate aboveground dry weight biomass of herbaceous vegetation in the Great Plains: A comparison of three calculations to determine the least resource intensive and most accurate method
Testing the modeled effectiveness of an operational fuel reduction treatment in a small Western Montana interface landscape using two spatial scales
Role of fire in restoration of a ponderosa pine forest, Washington
Comparing the effectiveness of thinning and prescribed fire for modifying structure in dry coniferous forests
FireSmart®-ForestWise: Managing Wildlife and Wildfire Risk in the Wildland/Urban Interface-a Canadian Case Study
Use of historic images as a tool for estimating haze levels-natural visibility and the role of fire
Smoke monitoring network on 2006 Northern California fires
Visualization and modeling of smoke transport over landscape scales
Validation of BlueSky Smoke Prediction System using surface and satellite observations during major wildland fire events in Northern California
Development and demonstration of smoke plume, fire emissions, and pre- and postprescribed fire fuel models on North Carolina Coastal Plain forest ecosystems
Internet VSMOKE: A user-oriented system for smoke management
Cascading disaster models in postburn flash flood
Assessing the effectiveness of seeding and fertilization treatments for reducing erosion potential following severe wildfires
Fire and fire surrogate treatments in mixed-oak forests: Effects on herbaceous layer vegetation
Soil physical property response to prescribed fire in two young longleaf pine stands on the Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Fire behavior sensor package remote trigger design
Fire history and age structure analysis in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge: Establishing reference conditions in a remnant oak savanna woodland
Application of ground-based LIDAR for fine-scale forest fuel modeling
Innovations in fuels management: Demonstrating success in treating a serious threat of wildfire in Northern Minnesota
New technology in postfire rehab
Verification of the WFAS Lightning Efficiency Map
Integrating climatic and fuels information into National Fire Risk Decision Support Tools
Educating and engaging the business sector in reducing wildfire property losses
Efficacy of the California Bureau of Land Management Community Assistance and Hazardous Fuels Programs
Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE): Torchbearers for a new fire management paradigm
Critical elements in the development and implementation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs)
San Diego Declaration on Climate Change and Fire Management: Ramifications for fuels management
Analysis of the risk management decisionmaking processes and the decision support systems in the wildland fire agencies


Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne. 2007. The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 662 p. CD-ROM.

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