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International Journal of Wildland Fire welcomes papers on basic and applied aspects of wildland fire science including, but not confined to, ecological impact, modelling fire and its effects, and management of fire. More

Editors in Chief: Susan G. Conard and Stefan Doerr

 
 
 

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Published online 05 March 2015
Relating fuel loads to overstorey structure and composition in a fire-excluded Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forest 
Jamie M. Lydersen, Brandon M. Collins, Eric E. Knapp, Gary B. Roller and Scott Stephens

Surface fuels are highly heterogeneous in their characteristics and spatial distribution, but knowledge of within-stand variability is generally lacking. This paper examines relationships between fuel loads and overstorey characteristics in a mixed conifer forest, which explained around one-quarter of the variability in fuel loads.

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Published online 03 March 2015
Compositing MODIS time series for reconstructing burned areas in the taiga–steppe transition zone of northern Mongolia 
Thuan Chu and Xulin Guo

The study proposed a framework for reconstructing time series of burned areas in the taiga–steppe transition zone of northern Mongolia using MODIS composites. The synergistic use of spring MODIS composite (Julian dates, JD 97?177), logistic regression and MODIS active fire product successfully reconstructed long-term burned areas in the taiga–steppe transition zone.

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Published online 03 March 2015
Seasonal differences in fire activity and intensity in tropical savannas of northern Australia using satellite measurements of fire radiative power 
Sofia L. J. Oliveira, Stefan W. Maier, José M. C. Pereira and Jeremy Russell-Smith

Fire activity was very high in the Northern Territory and in open forests. Fire season was bimodal, with a first fire activity peak in May and a second one in October. Fire intensity was higher in the late dry season, peaking in October, and in areas of open woodlands.

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Published online 27 February 2015
Estimating radiated flux density from wildland fires using the raw output of limited bandpass detectors 
Robert L. Kremens and Matthew B. Dickinson

Infrared radiant emissions from wildland fire pixels were simulated for the purpose of relating total emissions to radiation reaching a collection of limited bandpass sensors. Total radiation was an exponential function of sensor-reaching radiation with acceptable error (<10%) that was least for sensors that responded to mid-wave infrared radiation.

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Published online 20 February 2015
The effect of mastication on surface fire behaviour, fuels consumption and tree mortality in pine flatwoods of Florida, USA 
Jesse K. Kreye and Leda N. Kobziar

Through field-scale burning experiments, we found that mastication treatments reduced fire behaviour during prescribed burning in pine flatwoods dominated by saw palmetto and gallberry. Recovering shrubs, however, influenced fire behaviour six months following mechanical treatment. Mastication may be effective at reducing fire hazard, but the duration of efficacy is unknown.

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Published online 17 February 2015
Does fire affect the ground-dwelling arthropod community through changes to fine-scale resource patches? 
Alan B. C. Kwok and David J. Eldridge

Resource patches are important for ecosystem function, and influence the distribution of animals. We found that litter patches support a different arthropod community to open patches devoid of litter, in both a recently burnt and long-unburnt community. Certain taxa appear more dependent on litter than others.

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Published online 17 February 2015
Fuel characteristics of the invasive shrub Teline monspessulana (L.) K. Koch 
Rafael A. García, María L. Engler, Eduardo Peña, Fredric W. Pollnac and Aníbal Pauchard

This paper highlights some of the characteristics of the fuel accumulated in populations of the invasive shrub T. monspesssulana. The rapid growth of this species generates a large amount of fine fuel that could increase the occurrence and severity of wildfires.

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Published online 12 February 2015
A generic, empirical-based model for predicting rate of fire spread in shrublands 
Wendy R. Anderson, Miguel G. Cruz, Paulo M. Fernandes, Lachlan McCaw, Jose Antonio Vega, Ross A. Bradstock, Liam Fogarty, Jim Gould, Greg McCarthy, Jon B. Marsden-Smedley, Stuart Matthews, Greg Mattingley, H. Grant Pearce and Brian W. van Wilgen

We developed a generic fire spread model for shrubland vegetation using experimental fire data from Europe, Africa and Australasia. Independent variables describing fire spread were wind speed, dead fuel moisture, and vegetation height or bulk density. Models were evaluated against prescribed burn and wildfire data with encouraging results.

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Published online 12 February 2015
The likelihood of ignition of dry-eucalypt forest litter by firebrands 
P. F. M. Ellis

The ignition probability of dry-eucalypt forest litter by flaming and glowing firebrand samples was tested in the laboratory for litter moisture contents of between 2% and 20% and air flows of zero, 1 m s-1 and 2 m s-1. Ignition probabilities were modelled as functions of fuel moisture content and air flow.

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Published online 05 February 2015
A Wildfire-relevant climatology of the convective environment of the United States 
Brian E. Potter and Matthew A. Anaya

Analysis of meteorological data from1979 to 2009 over North America yields a climatology of the convective environment, which is important for understanding the behaviour of large wildland fires and their plumes. The analysis estimates the effect of fire heat and moisture emissions on potential convection.

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Published online 03 February 2015
Fire emission uncertainties and their effect on smoke dispersion predictions: a case study at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA 
Aika Y. Davis, Roger Ottmar, Yongqiang Liu, Scott Goodrick, Gary Achtemeier, Brian Gullett, Johanna Aurell, William Stevens, Roby Greenwald, Yongtao Hu, Armistead Russell, J. Kevin Hiers and M. Talat Odman

Multiple models are used to calculate fire emissions. This study directly compares estimated variables used in fire emission calculations to field measurements. We identify which variables are important in emission calculations. The effect of fire emission uncertainty on plume dispersion prediction is also reported.

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Published online 03 February 2015
Utah juniper and two-needle piñon reduction alters fuel loads 
Kert R. Young, Bruce A. Roundy, Stephen C. Bunting and Dennis L. Eggett

Juniper–piñon encroachment reduced herbaceous and increased canopy and woody fuel loads. Burn treatments reduced fuel loads whereas cutting and masticating juniper–piñon converted canopy to surface fuels, which reduced the potential for crown fire and extreme fire intensity. Cool-season prescribed fire after mechanical treatments could reduce surface fuels and potential burn severity.

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Published online 03 February 2015
Understanding social impact from wildfires: advancing means for assessment 
Travis B. Paveglio, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Troy Hall and Alistair M. S. Smith

In this paper we describe the need for a more comprehensive set of considerations that can be used to understand social impact from wildfires. We review existing literature from multiple fields to develop an expanded set of considerations that could be used to assess wildfire impact across diverse social systems.

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Published online 03 February 2015
The influence of external factors on false alarms in an infrared fire detection system 
Pedro Canales Mengod, José Andrés Torrent Bravo and Leticia López Sardá

This study analyses an infrared fire detection system in order to determine which external factors influence the creation of false alarms. It has been observed that factors such as time of day, type of surface or orientation of the surveillance cameras, directly affect the generation of false alarms.

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Published online 02 February 2015
Response of a shrubland mammal and reptile community to a history of landscape-scale wildfire 
Tim S. Doherty, Robert A. Davis, Eddie J. B. van Etten, Neil Collier and Josef Krawiec

The response of a shrubland mammal and reptile community to fire history was divergent both within and across taxonomic groups. Fire management that homogenises large areas of habitat through either fire exclusion or frequent burning may threaten species, so careful management of fire may be needed to maximise habitat suitability across the landscape.

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Published online 27 January 2015
Post-fire seeding with ryegrass: implications for understorey plant communities and overall effectiveness 
Melissa A. McMaster, Andrea Thode and Michael Kearsley

This study investigated the effectiveness of post-fire seeding in a high-severity burn and the resulting differences between seeded and non-seeded areas. Our results indicate that seeding on the Warm Fire was not effective at significantly increasing vegetation cover to decrease the invasion of non-native plants and reduce erosion.

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Published online 05 January 2015
The relationship of mindfulness and self-compassion to desired wildland fire leadership 
Alexis L. Waldron and Vicki Ebbeck

This study reports on a quantitative investigation to discover the relationships of, and whether mindfulness and self-compassion of fire supervisors could predict desired wildland firefighter leadership qualities as perceived by crewmembers. Significant relationships were found among mindful and self-compassionate supervisors' scores and higher crewmember ratings of their crew supervisors' leadership.

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Published online 21 July 2014
Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs 
Amy Christianson

This article reviews social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in Australia, Canada and the United States after the year 2000 and explores future research needs in the field.

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Published online 29 May 2014
Exposing hidden-value trade-offs: sharing wildfire management responsibility between government and citizens 
Blythe McLennan and Michael Eburn

Using a conceptual framework we make explicit some of the necessary but often hidden trade-offs that are implicit in assessments of ‘shared responsibility’ for wildfire management. We compare and contrast potential legal and governance implications of four extreme positions on wildfire management to encourage stakeholders to acknowledge and debate the necessary value trade-offs.

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Published online 09 April 2014
Wildfire evacuation and its alternatives: perspectives from four United States’ communities 
Sarah McCaffrey, Alan Rhodes and Melanie Stidham

Alternatives to mass evacuation during a wildfire are being increasingly considered in the United States. We examine how individuals in four communities considering an alternative assess the issues. The tension between increasing safety and reducing uncertainty for emergency responders versus for residents is a key consideration in choosing a preferred strategy.

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Published online 31 March 2014
Predicting delay in residents’ decisions on defending v. evacuating through antecedents of decision avoidance 
Ilona M. McNeill, Patrick D. Dunlop, Timothy C. Skinner and David L. Morrison

Many residents of at-risk areas delay committing to defence or evacuation as their response to wildfire threat. This study compared several plausible causes of decision delay and determined that householders’ delay was best predicted by the difference in perceived values of defending v. evacuating, resulting in decision delay when both options get closer in attractiveness.

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Volume 24 Number 1 2015

 
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Does fire limit tree biomass in Australian savannas? 
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Brett P. Murphy , Adam C. Liedloff and Garry D. Cook
pp. 1-13

There have been suggestions that management-imposed reductions in the frequency and intensity of wildfires in savannas could lead to significant sequestration of carbon into additional tree biomass. However, we contend that in northern Australian eucalypt savannas, tree biomass is already close to its upper bound, and it is likely to be relatively unresponsive to fire management.

 
  
 

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Correlations between components of the water balance and burned area reveal new insights for predicting forest fire area in the southwest United States 
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A. Park Williams , Richard Seager , Alison K. Macalady , Max Berkelhammer , Michael A. Crimmins , Thomas W. Swetnam , Anna T. Trugman , Nikolaus Buenning , David Noone , Nate G. McDowell , Natalia Hryniw , Claudia I. Mora and Thom Rahn
pp. 14-26

Spring–summer vapour pressure deficit (VPD) correlates at least as strongly with annual burned forest area in the southwest United States as does any evaluated climate or moisture variable. Climate models predict VPD to continue increasing due to warming, implying continued increases in southwestern forest fire area when fuels are not limiting.

 
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Different fire–climate relationships on forested and non-forested landscapes in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion 
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Jon E. Keeley and Alexandra D. Syphard
pp. 27-36

For the past 100 years, area burned in forests has been more strongly tied to climate than in lower-elevation non-forested ecosystems. In these forests, fire activity is highly dependent on spring precipitation and summer temperatures and less so on winter conditions. Over this time frame, the relationship between fire and climate has not been static and temperature has played an increasingly important role in recent decades.

 
  
 

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Location, timing and extent of wildfire vary by cause of ignition 
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Alexandra D. Syphard and Jon E. Keeley
pp. 37-47

In southern California, a region dominated by human-caused ignitions, a disproportionate number and extent of fires were associated with specific ignition causes, and this may be due to their distinctive spatial and temporal patterns. Fire prevention programmes could prioritise strategies and optimise resources by focussing on specific causes, locations and timing of ignitions.

 
  
 

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Relationships between annual plant productivity, nitrogen deposition and fire size in low-elevation California desert scrub 
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Leela E. Rao , John R. Matchett , Matthew L. Brooks , Robert F. Johnson , Richard A. Minnich and Edith B. Allen
pp. 48-58

The relationships between precipitation, N deposition, biomass, and the distribution of fire sizes were investigated using a 28-year fire record of 582 burns from low-elevation desert scrub. Precipitation was as good as or a better predictor of fire size distribution than biomass. A fine fuel biomass threshold was only identified for the upper tail of the distribution.

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The influence of a variable fire regime on woodland structure and composition 
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Emma E. Burgess , Patrick Moss , Murray Haseler and Martine Maron
pp. 59-69

A focus on the response of plants to the most recent burn limits our ability to answer questions on the appropriate fire regimes for conservation. We found that the fire regime strongly influenced richness and abundance of species categorised as mid-storey trees and those individuals currently in the mid-level strata.

 
  
 

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An accuracy assessment of the MTBS burned area product for shrub–steppe fires in the northern Great Basin, United States 
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Aaron M. Sparks , Luigi Boschetti , Alistair M. S. Smith , Wade T. Tinkham , Karen O. Lannom and Beth A. Newingham
pp. 70-78

For shrub–steppe fires, this study validates the Monitoring Trends in Burn Severity (MTBS) burned area perimeter product. Although it provides reasonable assessments of the fire perimeter, it oversimplifies the within-fire area. Studies using MTBS data to analyse area burned trends should constrain the burned area product with spectral indices.

 
  
 

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Modifying the Canadian Fine Fuel Moisture Code for masticated surface fuels 
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T. J. Schiks and B. M. Wotton
pp. 79-91

We investigated the applicability of the Fine Fuel Moisture Code, one component of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System, in tracking the changes in masticated surface fuel moisture content. Calibration techniques and modifications to the model improved the accuracy of moisture estimates for a boreal forest mastication treatment in west-central Alberta, Canada.

 
  
 

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Modelling canopy fuel dynamics of maritime pine stands in north-west Spain 
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Ana Daría Ruiz-González , Fernando Castedo-Dorado , José Antonio Vega , Enrique Jiménez , José María Fernández-Alonso and Juan Gabriel Álvarez-González
pp. 92-102

Canopy base height and canopy bulk density are the canopy fuel characteristics more related to crown fire potential at stand level. The current models used to estimate their value are not sensitive to silvicultural treatments. In this study, innovative dynamic models including the effect of thinning have been developed.

 
  
 

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Comparison of forest burned areas in mainland China derived from MCD45A1 and data recorded in yearbooks from 2001 to 2011 
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Jianfeng Li , Yu Song , Xin Huang and Mengmeng Li
pp. 103-113

The paper compared the MCD45A1 and official dataset on the forest burned area in mainland China from 2001 to 2011. The two datasets were comparable on the national scale but showed large differences on the subnational scale, especially for south-west China. MCD45A1 correctly identified the forest fire seasons.

 
  
 

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Predicting hourly litter moisture content of larch stands in Daxinganling Region, China using three vapour-exchange methods 
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Ping Sun , Hongzhou Yu and Sen Jin
pp. 114-119

Litter moisture content of larch stands in Daxinganling Region, China can be accurately predicted by two quasi-physical models proposed by Australian scientists at 1-h intervals, thus expanding the applicability of the two models.

 
  
 

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Estimating the heat transfer to an organic soil surface during crown fire 
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D. K. Thompson , B. M. Wotton and J. M. Waddington
pp. 120-129

A model for the energy transfer from a wildfire to a moss-covered peatland surface typical of a boreal forested peatland is presented. The ability of the surface moss layer to ignite was assessed based on model outputs coupled with field observations of surface moisture content during normal and drought periods.

 
  
 

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It’s not a ‘thing’ but a ‘place’: reconceptualising ‘assets’ in the context of fire risk landscapes 
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Ruth Beilin and Karen Reid
pp. 130-137

The standard approach to isolating and cataloguing assets for protection is not compatible with how people experience their landscapes. The everyday integration of local historical and ecological knowledge, and of spatial and temporal scales, overcomes public and private boundaries, informing people’s interpretation of fire management and risk.

 
  
 

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Rebuilding and new housing development after wildfire 
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Patricia M. Alexandre , Miranda H. Mockrin , Susan I. Stewart , Roger B. Hammer and Volker C. Radeloff
pp. 138-149

We analysed rebuilding and new development after wildfires destroyed buildings. While only a quarter of homes were rebuilt within 5 years post-fire, new development rates inside versus outside fire perimeters were similar, suggesting that wildfire risk had a limited effect on decisions to live in a fire-prone area.

 
  
 

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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    WF14181  Accepted 24 February 2015
    Modeling and Mitigating Dose to Firefighters from Inhalation of Radionuclides in Wildland Fire Smoke
    Brian Viner, Tim Jannik, Daniel Stone, Allan Hepworth, Luke Naeher, Olorunfemi Adetona, John Blake, Teresa Eddy
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    WF14208  Accepted 20 February 2015
    The human impact on global mean fire size
    Stijn Hantson, Gitta Lasslop, Silvia Kloster, Emilio Chuvieco
    Abstract


    WF14160  Accepted 10 February 2015
    An empirical wildfire risk analysis: the probability of a fire spreading to the urban interface in Sydney, Australia
    Owen Price, Rittick Borah, Ross Bradstock, Trent Penman
    Abstract


    WF14163  Accepted 07 February 2015
    Small mammals decline with increasing fire extent in northern Australia: evidence from long-term monitoring in Kakadu National Park
    Michael Lawes, Brett Murphy, Alaric Fisher, John Woinarski, Andrew Edwards, Jeremy Russell-Smith
    Abstract


    WF13209  Accepted 07 February 2015
    Driving factors of fire density can spatially vary at the local scale in SE France
    Anne Ganteaume, Marlène Long-Fournel
    Abstract


    WF14177  Accepted 06 February 2015
    The influence of ignition technique on fire behaviour in spinifex open woodland in semi-arid northern Australia
    Paul Williams, Eleanor Collins, Mick Blackman, Clare Blackman, Jackie McLeod, Leasie Felderhof, Lauren Colless, Kate Masters, Simon Coates, Andrew Sturgess, Graeme Martin
    Abstract


    WF15030  Accepted 31 January 2015
    The role of social science in the governance and management of wildland fire
    Karyn Bosomworth, John Handmer, Richard Thornton
    Abstract


    WF14219  Accepted 29 January 2015
    Sierra Nevada fire severity conclusions are robust to further analysis: a reply to Safford et al.
    Chad Hanson, Dennis Odion
    Abstract


    WF14142  Accepted 26 January 2015
    Integrating forest fuels and land cover data for improved estimation of fuel consumption and carbon emissions from boreal fires
    Kerry Anderson, Brian Simpson, Ronald Hall, Peter Englefield, Michael Gartrell, Juha Metsaranta
    Abstract


    WF14123  Accepted 25 January 2015
    Bird diversity increases after patchy prescribed fire: implications from a before-after control-impact study
    Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Fiona Christie, Paul Sunnucks, Alan York
    Abstract


    WF14089  Accepted 25 January 2015
    Interactions of Fires of Neighboring Shrubs in Two- and Three-shrub Arrangements
    Ambarish Dahale, Babak Shotorban, Shankar Mahalingam
    Abstract


    WF14090  Accepted 20 January 2015
    INCORPORATING VEGETATION ATTENUATION IN RADIANT HEAT FLUX MODELLING
    Glenn Newnham, Raphaele Blanchi, Kimberley Opie, Justin Leonard, Anders Siggins
    Abstract


    WF14074  Accepted 20 January 2015
    Toward an integrated system for fire, smoke, and air quality simulations
    Adam Kochanski, Mary Ann Jenkins, Kara Yedinak, Jan Mandel, Jonathan Beezley, Brian Lamb
    Abstract


    WF13153  Accepted 05 January 2015
    Children’s Knowledge of Bushfire Emergency Response
    Briony Towers
    Abstract


    WF13139  Accepted 31 December 2014
    Temporal Fuel Dynamics Following High-Severity Fire in Dry-Mixed Conifer Forests of the Eastern Cascades, Oregon USA.
    Christopher Dunn, John Bailey
    Abstract


    WF14128  Accepted 24 December 2014
    Fuel dynamics and vegetation recovery after fire in a semi-arid Australian shrubland
    Sarah Dalgleish, Eddie van Etten, William Stock, Chris Knuckey
    Abstract


    WF14138  Accepted 23 December 2014
    Long-term effects of a wildfire on the soil nematode communities in the spruce forest ecosystem of High Tatra National Park
    Marek Renčo, Andrea ÄŒerevková
    Abstract


    WF14058  Accepted 18 December 2014
    A coupled modeling approach to assess the impact of fuel treatments on post-wildfire runoff and erosion
    Gabriel Sidman, David Guertin, David Goodrich, David Thoma, Don Falk, Ian Burns
    Abstract


    WF14149  Accepted 11 December 2014
    Monitoring live fuel moisture in semi-arid environments using L-band radar data
    Mihai Andrei Tanase, Rocco Panciera, Kim Lowell, Cristina Aponte
    Abstract


    WF13111  Accepted 10 December 2014
    The effects of burn entry and burn severity on ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests in Grand Canyon National Park
    Anna Higgins, Kristen Waring, Andrea (Andi) Thode
    Abstract


    WF14062  Accepted 05 December 2014
    Relations between Soil Hydraulic Properties and Burn Severity
    John Moody, Brian Ebel, Petter Nyman, Deborah Martin, Cathelijne Stoof, Randy McKinley
    Abstract


    WF14005  Accepted 04 December 2014
    Fire history of a mixed conifer forest on the Mogollon Rim, northern Arizona, USA
    David Huffman, Thomas Zegler, Peter Fule
    Abstract


    WF14132  Accepted 24 November 2014
    Predicting Fire-Based Perennial Bunchgrass Mortality in Big Sagebrush Plant Communities
    Chad Boyd, Kirk Davies, April Hulet
    Abstract


    WF13120  Accepted 24 November 2014
    Words matter: Radio misunderstandings in wildland firefighting
    Elena Gabor
    Abstract


    WF14070  Accepted 22 November 2014
    Post-wildfire debris flows in southern British Columbia, Canada
    Peter Jordan
    Abstract


    WF14097  Accepted 16 November 2014
    Building Rothermel fire behaviour fuel models by Genetic Algorithm optimization
    Davide Ascoli, Giorgio Vacchiano, Renzo Motta, Giovanni Bovio
    Abstract


    WF14119  Accepted 10 November 2014
    Temperatures below leaf litter during winter prescribed burns: implications for litter-roosting bats.
    Roger Perry, Virginia McDaniel
    Abstract


    WF14045  Accepted 10 November 2014
    Positive coupling between growth and reproduction in young post-fire Aleppo pines depends on climate and site conditions
    Raquel Alfaro Sanchez, J Julio Camarero, Francisco Ramon Lopez-Serrano, Raúl Sánchez Salguero, Daniel Moya, Jorge de las Heras
    Abstract


    WF14040  Accepted 27 October 2014
    Predictive modeling of fire occurrences from different fire spread patterns in Mediterranean landscapes
    Andrea Duane, Míriam Piqué, Marc Castellnou, Lluís Brotons
    Abstract


    WF14082  Accepted 23 October 2014
    Fuel accumulation and forest structure change following hazardous fuel reduction treatments throughout California
    Nicole Vaillant, Erin Noonan-Wright, Alicia Reiner, Carol Ewell, Benjamin Rau, Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, Scott Dailey
    Abstract


    WF14034  Accepted 17 October 2014
    Global patterns in fire leverage: the response of annual area burnt to previous fire.
    Owen Price, Juli Pausas, Navashni Govender, Mike Flannigan, Paulo Fernandes, Matthew Brooks, Rebecca Bliege Bird
    Abstract


    WF13099  Accepted 17 October 2014
    Live fuel moisture content and leaf ignition of forest species in Andean Patagonia, Argentina
    Lucas Bianchi, Guillermo Defossé
    Abstract


    WF14054  Accepted 15 October 2014
    Fuel flammability and fire responses of juvenile canopy species in a temperate rainforest ecosystem
    Heidi Zimmer, Tony Auld, Lesley Hughes, Catherine Offord, Patrick Baker
    Abstract


    WF13128  Accepted 15 October 2014
    Vegetation and topography interact with weather to drive the spatial distribution of wildfires in the eastern boreal forest of Canada
    Xavier Cavard, Jean-François Boucher, Yves Bergeron
    Abstract


    WF14001  Accepted 03 October 2014
    Predicting wildfire occurrence distribution with spatial point process models and its uncertainty assessment: a case study in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA
    Jian Yang, Peter Weisberg, Thomas Dilts, Eva (Louise) Loudermilk, Robert Scheller, Alison Stanton, Carl Skinner
    Abstract


    WF13218  Accepted 29 September 2014
    Effects of wildfire and topography on soil nitrogen availability in a boreal larch forest of northeastern China
    Jian-Jian Kong, Jian Yang, Haiyan Chu, Xingjia Xiang
    Abstract


    WF13097  Accepted 24 September 2014
    Parametric uncertainty quantification in the Rothermel model with randomized quasi-Monte Carlo methods
    Yaning Liu, Edwin Jimenez, Yousuff Hussaini, Giray Ökten, Scott Goodrick
    Abstract


    WF14029  Accepted 16 September 2014
    Integrating ground and satellite-based observations to determine the degree of grassland curing
    Danielle Martin, Tao Chen, David Nichols, Rachel Bessell, Susan Kidnie, Jude Alexander
    Abstract


    WF14013  Accepted 21 August 2014
    Differences in land ownership, fire management objectives, and source data matter: a reply to Hanson and Odion (2014)
    Hugh Safford, Jay Miller, Brandon Collins
    Abstract


    WF13206  Accepted 20 March 2014
    An accuracy assessment of the MTBS burned area product for shrub-steppe fires in the northern Great Basin, United States
    Aaron Sparks, Luigi Boschetti, Wade Tinkham, Alistair Smith, Karen Lannom, Beth Newingham
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Climate and very large wildland fires in the contiguous western USA

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2. Published 8 May 2014
Wildland firefighter safety zones: a review of past science and summary of future needs

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Penelope Morgan, Robert E. Keane, Gregory K. Dillon, Theresa B. Jain, Andrew T. Hudak, Eva C. Karau, Pamela G. Sikkink, Zachary A. Holden and Eva K. Strand

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7. Published 21 March 2014
Large airtanker use and outcomes in suppressing wildland fires in the United States

David E. Calkin, Crystal S. Stonesifer, Matthew P. Thompson and Charles W. McHugh

8. Published 8 May 2014
Defining extreme wildland fires using geospatial and ancillary metrics

Karen O. Lannom, Wade T. Tinkham, Alistair M.S. Smith, John Abatzoglou, Beth A. Newingham, Troy E. Hall, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand, Travis B. Paveglio, John W. Anderson and Aaron M. Sparks

9. Published 1 August 2014
Integrating geospatial information into fire risk assessment

E. Chuvieco, I. Aguado, S. Jurdao, M. L. Pettinari, M. Yebra, J. Salas, S. Hantson, J. de la Riva, P. Ibarra, M. Rodrigues, M. Echeverría, D. Azqueta, M. V. Román, A. Bastarrika, S. Martínez, C. Recondo, E. Zapico and F. J. Martínez-Vega

10. Published 10 September 2014
Simulation and thermal imaging of the 2006 Esperanza Wildfire in southern California: application of a coupled weather–wildland fire model

Janice L. Coen and Philip J. Riggan

11. Published 1 August 2014
Modern fire regime resembles historical fire regime in a ponderosa pine forest on Native American lands

Amanda B. Stan, Peter Z. Fulé, Kathryn B. Ireland and Jamie S. Sanderlin

12. Published 10 September 2014
Fuel reduction burning mitigates wildfire effects on forest carbon and greenhouse gas emission

Liubov Volkova, C. P. Mick Meyer, Simon Murphy, Thomas Fairman, Fabienne Reisen and Christopher Weston

13. Published 21 March 2014
Forecasting fire activity in Victoria, Australia, using antecedent climate variables and ENSO indices

Sarah Harris, Neville Nicholls and Nigel Tapper

14. Published 23 October 2014
Managing burned landscapes: evaluating future management strategies for resilient forests under a warming climate

K. L. Shive, P. Z. Fulé, C. H. Sieg, B. A. Strom and M. E. Hunter

15. Published 21 March 2014
Estimation of forest structure and canopy fuel parameters from small-footprint full-waveform LiDAR data

Txomin Hermosilla, Luis A. Ruiz, Alexandra N. Kazakova, Nicholas C. Coops and L. Monika Moskal

16. Published 1 August 2014
Advances in remote sensing and GIS applications in support of forest fire management

Ioannis Z. Gitas, Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Emilio Chuvieco and Andrea Camia

17. Published 8 May 2014
Future fire danger climatology for Tasmania, Australia, using a dynamically downscaled regional climate model

Paul Fox-Hughes, Rebecca Harris, Greg Lee, Michael Grose and Nathan Bindoff

18. Published 18 June 2014
Experimental modelling of crown fire initiation in open and closed shrubland systems

Watcharapong Tachajapong, Jesse Lozano, Shankar Mahalingam and David R. Weise

19. Published 21 March 2014
Songbird response to wildfire in mixed-conifer forest in south-western Oregon

Nathaniel E. Seavy and John D. Alexander

20. Published 18 June 2014
Exploring the use of economic evaluation in Australian wildland fire management decision-making

Helena Clayton, Melinda R. Mylek, Jacki Schirmer, Geoffrey J. Cary and Stephen R. Dovers


      
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