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Proceedings of the Fire Continuum-Preparing for the future of wildland fire; 2018 May 21-24; Missoula, MT


Toddi Steelman
Ron Steffens



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Proceedings (P)

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Rocky Mountain Research Station


Proceedings RMRS-P-78. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 358 p.


The Fire Continuum Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire, was designed to cover both the biophysical and human dimensions aspects of fire along the fire continuum. This proceedings includes many of topics covered during the conference - including pre-fire planning and management, strategies during an incident, and post-fire effects and management options. It contains extended abstracts and full papers based on some of the presentations as well as field trips.

On the need for inclusivity and diversity in the wildland fire professions
Sharing the road: Managers and scientists transforming fire management
Comparison of three methods for quantifying coarse surface fuel loading
Structure vulnerability to firebrands from fences and mulch
Improvements in Australia’s bushfire rate of spread models over time
2017 megafires in British Columbia: Urgent need to adapt and improve resilience to wildfire
Medusahead response 6 years after burning and seeding in sagebrush steppe
New methods for pyrolysis and combustion properties of forest litter: enhanced cone calorimetry with longleaf pine needles
Restoring the fire continuum: Restoring fire integrity
kNN vs. SVM: A comparison of algorithms
Impacts of six different, complex fire regimes in a longleaf pine ecosystem: Results over 25 years
Assessing wildfire risk in real time on the 2017 Frye Fire
Why do we continually do the things we do? Help wanted in changing a mindset about prescribed fire in the South
Fire history (1889-2017) in the South Fork Flathead River Watershed within the Bob Marshall Wilderness (Montana), including effects of single and repeat wildfires on forest structure and fuels
Using prescribed burn fire severity assessments to estimate postburn hydrologic risk
Prescribed burn decision support tool (PB DST): An essential process to support your decisionmaking
Wildland firefighter burnover fatalities on prescribed fires and wildfires in the United States, 1990 to 2017
Development of a new open-source tool to map burned area and burn severity
A deterministic method for generating flame-length probabilities
Socioeconomic impacts of the NASA RECOVER decision support system for wildfire emergency response planning
Forest fire prediction modeling in the Terai Arc Landscape of the lesser Himalayas using the maximum entropy method
How 10 years of physical assumptions led to the development of the Balbi Model, from laboratory scale to field scale
Evaluating and optimizing the use of logistic regression for tree mortality models in the First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)
Upslope fire and eruptive fires
Results and application of the National Wildfire Risk Assessment
Characterizing fire behavior across the globe
Fire regime analysis of Army Garrison Camp Williams
Wildfire behavior case study of the 2010 Machine Gun Fire, Army Garrison Camp Williams
Anticipating interactions between forest management and wildfire as private forestland owners adapt to climate change
What we know about mountain big sagebrush fire ecology, postfire recovery rate, and fire regimes
Wildfire hazard assessment for community land use planning: A case study in Chelan County, WA
Using landscape simulation modeling to develop an operational resilience metric
A synthesis and meta-analysis of ponderosa pine fire regimes from five U.S. regions
Demographic analysis of transboundary wildfire exposure in the Western U.S.
Obstacles to improving wildfire risk governance in Greece
Ignitions for peat fires in Indonesia: A critical look
Human performance optimization: A holistic approach to improve wildland firefighter performance, well-being, and safety
A future without the Joint Fire Science Program?
Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribal Fire and forestry management: Philosophy, management strategies, and working across boundaries
Lolo Peak Field Trip: From the wilderness to the wildland urban interface
Marshall Woods Restoration Project: Challenges to building consensus and conveying fire hazard mitigation and ecological restoration needs to the public


Hood, Sharon M.; Drury, Stacy; Steelman, Toddi; Steffens, Ron, [eds.]. 2020. Proceedings of the Fire Continuum-Preparing for the future of wildland fire; 2018 May 21-24; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-78. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 358 p.

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