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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 21 April 2015
Predictive modelling of fire occurrences from different fire spread patterns in Mediterranean landscapes 
Andrea Duane, Míriam Piqué, Marc Castellnou and Lluís Brotons

Fire regimes are changing worldwide. Here, we introduce a novel approach for assessing changes in fire regimes in a Mediterranean area from the modelling of different fire typologies according to their dominant spread pattern. This can help us to better understand fire impacts and it can lead to new ways of predicting global change effects on fire regimes.

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Published online 21 April 2015
Fuel accumulation and forest structure change following hazardous fuel reduction treatments throughout California 
Nicole M. Vaillant, Erin K. Noonan-Wright, Alicia L. Reiner, Carol M. Ewell, Benjamin M. Rau, Josephine A. Fites-Kaufman and Scott N. Dailey

We quantified fuel treatment effects on surface fuel load, vegetation cover and forest structure before and after fire-only and mechanical treatments in California. We suggest a second-entry treatment 8 years after the initial treatment to reduce accumulating fuel loads, understorey vegetation and small-diameter trees in order to maintain and extend the intended effectiveness of treatments.

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Published online 13 April 2015
Building Rothermel fire behaviour fuel models by genetic algorithm optimisation 
Davide Ascoli, Giorgio Vacchiano, Renzo Motta and Giovanni Bovio

Calibration of Rothermel fuel models by genetic algorithms improves simulation of fire behaviour in both published and newly measured fire experiments. Genetic algorithms are computational effective, make calibration reproducible and do not require fuel sampling. A fuel model for European heathlands was calibrated using the gaRoth () function of the Rothermel package for R.

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Published online 08 April 2015
Effects of wildfire and topography on soil nitrogen availability in a boreal larch forest of northeastern China 
Jian-jian Kong, Jian Yang, Haiyan Chu and Xingjia Xiang

We examined effects of wildfire and topography on soil N availability in a Chinese boreal forest. Topography greatly influenced the distribution of soil N availability. However, wildfire altered this pattern by increasing soil available N, suggesting that wildfire exerts a fertilisation effect shortly after fire and decreases topographic influences.

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Published online 07 April 2015
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 J. Weisberg, Thomas E. Dilts, E. Louise Loudermilk, Robert M. Scheller, Alison Stanton and Carl Skinner

Using a spatial point process model, we predicted that lightning-caused wildfires may increase faster than human-caused fires in response to climate change in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA. However, such prediction was highly uncertain, highlighting the importance of multi-model inference and uncertainty analysis in fire occurrence studies.

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Published online 07 April 2015
Parametric uncertainty quantification in the Rothermel model with randomised quasi-Monte Carlo methods 
Yaning Liu, Edwin Jimenez, M. Yousuff Hussaini, Giray Ökten and Scott Goodrick

Operational fire behaviour models are based on several uncertain input parameters that describe the fire environment. We propose using global sensitivity analysis to reduce model complexity, and use optimised sensitivity derivative enhanced sampling together with random-start Halton sequences to produce an ensemble of model runs. Our proposed method improves standard Monte Carlo simulation errors with a lower computational overhead.

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Published online 02 April 2015
Post-wildfire debris flows in southern British Columbia, Canada 
Peter Jordan

Post-wildfire debris flows have occurred as a result of several severe wildfires in the southern interior of British Columbia since 2003. Such events can present a significant hazard to public safety and infrastructure below burned areas. Debris flows have been triggered by spring snowmelt, high-intensity summer rain and long-duration fall rain.

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Published online 02 April 2015
Fire history of a mixed conifer forest on the Mogollon Rim, northern Arizona, USA 
David W. Huffman, Thomas J. Zegler and Peter Z. Fulé

We reconstructed fire regime characteristics of a mixed conifer forest landscape in northern Arizona and analysed composite fire intervals, point fire intervals, natural fire rotation, landscape characteristics and forest age structure. Results showed that the historical fire regime on this landscape was one of high-frequency, low-severity fires.

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Published online 02 April 2015
Bird diversity increases after patchy prescribed fire: implications from a before–after control–impact study 
Holly Sitters, Julian Di Stefano, Fiona J. Christie, Paul Sunnucks and Alan York

We investigated avian responses to patchy, low-severity prescribed fire at two spatial scales. Prescribed fire increased bird diversity at finer spatial scales and allowed persistence of species detected in pre-fire surveys. We recommend formal incorporation of patchiness into prescribed burning for ecologically sensitive fire management.

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Published online 02 April 2015
Interactions of fires of neighbouring shrubs in two- and three-shrub arrangements 
Ambarish Dahale, Babak Shotorban and Shankar Mahalingam

Interactions of shrub fires were studied by physics-based modelling. Peak mass-loss rate and vertical fire spread rate were found to be larger for cases with a smaller separation distance between the shrubs. Generation of strong vorticity by higher gravitational torque appeared to be the cause of enhanced burning in the three-shrub arrangement.

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Published online 31 March 2015
The influence of ignition technique on fire behaviour in spinifex open woodland in semiarid northern Australia 
Paul R. Williams, Eleanor M. Collins, Mick Blackman, Clare Blackman, Jackie McLeod, Leasie Felderhof, Lauren Colless, Kate Masters, Simon Coates, Andrew Sturgess and Graeme Martin

Managed fires using spot ignition in spinifex open woodland of northern Australia can produce a more patchily burnt landscape, with less canopy severity than wildfires. The high severity of wildfires appears strongly influenced by fire front length, irrespective of fire season.

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Published online 30 March 2015
Global patterns in fire leverage: the response of annual area burnt to previous fire 
Owen F. Price, Juli G. Pausas, Navashni Govender, Mike Flannigan, Paulo M. Fernandes, Mathew L. Brooks and Rebecca Bliege Bird

We calculated fire leverage (the unit reduction in unplanned fire area resulting from one unit of previous fire) for six global case studies. Two showed leverage and four did not, confirming that prescribed fire treatment only reduces unplanned fire area in certain regions.

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Published online 26 March 2015
Integrating ground and satellite-based observations to determine the degree of grassland curing 
Danielle Martin, Tao Chen, David Nichols, Rachel Bessell, Susan Kidnie and Jude Alexander

For improved assessment of grassland curing (senescence) in Victoria, south-eastern Australia, a new satellite curing model was developed, based on historical satellite and ground-based observations. With use of the new satellite model, an integrated model was developed, combining near-real-time satellite data with weekly curing observations from the ground.

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Published online 26 March 2015
Predicting fire-based perennial bunchgrass mortality in big sagebrush plant communities 
Chad S. Boyd, Kirk W. Davies and April Hulet

We correlated post-fire soil colour and environmental characteristics with perennial bunchgrass mortality in sagebrush plant communities. Soil colour and bunchgrass depth of burn were accurate predictors of bunchgrass mortality at individual plant and plant community scales and could be used to determine spatial allocation of post-fire bunchgrass rehabilitation effort.

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Published online 24 March 2015
Temporal fuel dynamics following high-severity fire in dry mixed conifer forests of the eastern Cascades, Oregon, USA 
Christopher J. Dunn and John D. Bailey

Analysis of the temporal dynamics of wildland fire fuels following high-severity fire revealed the dominant factors influencing fuel inputs in the post-fire environment, as well as linear trends in fuel loadings up to 24 years post fire. This information helps determine how fuels could influence future fire effects, and will aid in developing appropriate fuels management strategies.

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Published online 24 March 2015
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 and Yves Bergeron

Regression models were used to predict average burnt areas and assess the relative influence of weather, vegetation and topography in the distribution of wildfires in central Quebec. Interactions between those factors proved important and allowed accurate predictions of burnt areas at a resolution of 350 km2 and 11 years.

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Published online 24 March 2015
Relations between soil hydraulic properties and burn severity 
John A. Moody, Brian A. Ebel, Petter Nyman, Deborah A. Martin, Cathelijne Stoof and Randy McKinley

Remote sensing is being widely used to detect landscape changes caused by wildfire and to provide detailed information for models. Our results show that remote sensing measures of these changes can be related to changes in soil properties that affect runoff. These relations will improve predictions of catastrophic floods from burned areas.

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Published online 23 March 2015
Live fuel moisture content and leaf ignition of forest species in Andean Patagonia, Argentina 
Lucas O. Bianchi and Guillermo E. Defossé

Live fuel moisture content (LFMC), leaf ignition, and their relationships with environmental variables were assessed for six Patagonian species of Argentina. LFMC was inversely correlated with leaf ignition and was positively correlated with environmental variables in species showing low LFMC. Results help understand fire behaviour of Patagonian forests, and are useful for comparison with other fire-prone ecosystems.

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Published online 23 March 2015
Monitoring live fuel moisture in semiarid environments using L-band radar data 
M. A. Tanase, R. Panciera, K. Lowell and C. Aponte

Timely information on spatial variation of live fuel moisture is critical for fire risk assessment and behaviour modelling. This study demonstrates the utility of radar systems for live fuel moisture estimation. The estimation accuracy was equivalent to or higher than that obtained using optical-based vegetation indices.

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Published online 23 March 2015
Fuel dynamics and vegetation recovery after fire in a semiarid Australian shrubland 
Sarah A. Dalgleish, Eddie J. B. van Etten, William D. Stock and Chris Knuckey

We showed that shrubland fuel levels in semiarid Australia gradually accumulated for many decades following burning due to increases in shrub size and density, and buildup of dead plant material. This suggests that fire hazard will also increase over such time frames and that prescribed burning may help reduce this threat.

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Published online 16 March 2015
Fuel flammability and fire responses of juvenile canopy species in a temperate rainforest ecosystem 
Heidi C. Zimmer, Tony D. Auld, Lesley Hughes, Catherine A. Offord and Patrick J. Baker

Rainforests were once thought to be highly sensitive to fire, but recent research suggests otherwise. We found that juveniles of three rainforest species, including the critically endangered Wollemi pine, resprouted after fire. Resprouting may have helped these species to persist in fire-prone landscapes.

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Published online 16 March 2015
Temperatures below leaf litter during winter prescribed burns: implications for litter-roosting bats 
Roger W. Perry and Virginia L. McDaniel

Some bat species in the south-eastern USA hibernate below leaf litter during the coldest periods of winter. If bats are unable to escape before the arrival of fire during winter prescribed burns, these fires produce temperatures below leaf litter that are mostly unsurvivable. Burning during the warmer periods of winter (e.g. ≥15°C) and during afternoons could potentially improve survival by reducing arousal and escape times for bats roosting under leaf litter.

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Published online 11 March 2015
Words matter: radio misunderstandings in wildland firefighting 
Elena Gabor

Data from the Dutch Creek incident, the Cramer fire and the Panther fire are used to show that ambiguous radio messages can affect the safety of firefighters. Whereas previous research has pointed to technical barriers to effective radio communication, this paper draws attention to the actual wording of messages.

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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 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 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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Volume 24 Number 2 2015
RESEARCH FRONT: The Role of Social Science in the Governance and Management of Wildland Fire

 
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The role of social science in the governance and management of wildland fire 
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Karyn Bosomworth, John Handmer and Richard Thornton
pp. 151-152

Global social-economic and environmental changes are increasing the challenges of wildfire risk management. Addressing these challenges requires perspectives beyond knowledge of the bio-physical dynamics of fire. This Special Section provides some such perspectives, including safety, children's understanding of the risk, indigenous knowledge of fire, and ‘shared responsibility’. Each paper highlights important challenges and ideas for fire management.

 
 

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Predicting delay in residents’ decisions on defending v. evacuating through antecedents of decision avoidance 
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Ilona M. McNeill, Patrick D. Dunlop, Timothy C. Skinner and David L. Morrison
pp. 153-161

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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Exposing hidden-value trade-offs: sharing wildfire management responsibility between government and citizens 
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Blythe McLennan and Michael Eburn
pp. 162-169

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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Wildfire evacuation and its alternatives: perspectives from four United States’ communities 
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Sarah McCaffrey, Alan Rhodes and Melanie Stidham
pp. 170-178

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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Children’s knowledge of bushfire emergency response 
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Briony Towers
pp. 179-189

This paper presents a detailed qualitative analysis of Australian children’s knowledge of bushfire hazards with a specific focus on emergency response. The analysis highlights the need for school-based bushfire education that promotes genuine dialogue between children, educators and parents and accommodates the existing knowledge and perspectives of these various stakeholders.

 
 

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Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs 
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Amy Christianson
pp. 190-200

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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The relationship of mindfulness and self-compassion to desired wildland fire leadership 
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Alexis L. Waldron and Vicki Ebbeck
pp. 201-211

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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Understanding social impact from wildfires: advancing means for assessment 
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Travis B. Paveglio, Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Troy Hall and Alistair M. S. Smith
pp. 212-224

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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The likelihood of ignition of dry-eucalypt forest litter by firebrands 
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P. F. M. Ellis
pp. 225-235

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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Utah juniper and two-needle piñon reduction alters fuel loads 
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Kert R. Young, Bruce A. Roundy, Stephen C. Bunting and Dennis L. Eggett
pp. 236-248

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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Seasonal differences in fire activity and intensity in tropical savannas of northern Australia using satellite measurements of fire radiative power 
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Sofia L. J. Oliveira, Stefan W. Maier, José M. C. Pereira and Jeremy Russell-Smith
pp. 249-260

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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The influence of external factors on false alarms in an infrared fire detection system 
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Pedro Canales Mengod, José Andrés Torrent Bravo and Leticia López Sardá
pp. 261-266

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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A Wildfire-relevant climatology of the convective environment of the United States 
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Brian E. Potter and Matthew A. Anaya
pp. 267-275

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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Fire emission uncertainties and their effect on smoke dispersion predictions: a case study at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, USA 
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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
pp. 276-285

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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Differences in land ownership, fire management objectives and source data matter: a reply to Hanson and Odion (2014) 
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Hugh D. Safford, Jay D. Miller and Brandon M. Collins
pp. 286-293

Hanson and Odion (2014) claim to refute earlier studies showing increasing fire severity in certain forest types on Forest Service-managed lands in the area of the Sierra Nevada, California. We demonstrate numerous methodological issues and errors in their analysis that contribute to considerable uncertainty in the conclusions they draw.

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Sierra Nevada fire severity conclusions are robust to further analysis: a reply to Safford et al. 
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Chad T. Hanson and Dennis C. Odion
pp. 294-295

Safford et al. (this issue) question our earlier findings that fire severity has not increased in Sierra Nevada conifer forests 1984–2010, hypothesising that an increasing trend might have appeared had we restricted our analysis to wildland fire in frequent-fire forest types on US Forest Service lands. Here, we tested that hypothesis and again found no trend of increasing severity.

 
 

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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.

    WF15038  Accepted 21 April 2015
    Too hot to trot? Evaluating the effects of wildfire on patterns of occupancy and abundance for a climate-sensitive habitat specialist.
    Johanna Varner, Mallory Lambert, Joshua Horns, Sean Laverty, Laurie Dizney, Erik Beever, M. Denise Dearing
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    WF15011  Accepted 22 April 2015
    Carbon footprint from helitankers. Sustainable decision-making in aerial wildfire fighting
    Sergio Alvarez, Rosa Planelles, Agustin Rubio
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    WF14187  Accepted 22 April 2015
    Relationships among wildfire, prescribed fire, and drought in a fire-prone landscape in the southeastern United States
    Robert Addington, Stephen Hudson, J Hiers, Matthew Hurteau, Thomas Hutcherson, George Matusick, James Parker
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    WF14114  Accepted 09 April 2015
    Structural and functional connectivity as a driver of hillslope erosion following disturbance
    C. Williams, Frederick Pierson, Peter Robichaud, Osama Al-Hamdan, Jan Boll, Eva Strand
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    WF14209  Accepted 08 April 2015
    Dormant-Season Grazing May Decrease Wildfire Probability by Increasing Fuel Moisture and Reducing Fuel Amount and Continuity
    Kirk Davies, Chad Boyd, Jon Bates, April Hulet
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    WF14201  Accepted 08 April 2015
    Leaf flammability and fuel load increase under elevated CO2 levels in a model grassland
    Anthony Manea, Saskia Grootemaat, Michelle Leishman
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    WF14145  Accepted 08 April 2015
    Effects of curing on grassfires – I: Fuel dynamics in a senescing grassland
    Susan Kidnie, Miguel Cruz, Jim Gould, David Nichols, Wendy Anderson, Rachel Bessell
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    WF13113  Accepted 08 April 2015
    Modelling static fire hazard in a semi-arid region using frequency analysis
    Hamed Adab, Kasturi Kanniah, Karim Solaimani, Roselina Sallehuddin
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    WF15069  Accepted 31 March 2015
    Local environmental covariates are important for predicting fire history from tree stem diameters
    Juliana Lazzari, Hwan-Jin Yoon, David Keith, Don Driscoll
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    WF15018  Accepted 31 March 2015
    Operational wildfire suppression modelling; a review evaluating development, state of the art and future directions.
    Thomas Duff, K Tolhurst
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    WF14085  Accepted 23 March 2015
    Data assimilation of dead fuel moisture observations from remote automated weather stations
    Martin Vejmelka, Adam Kochanski, Jan Mandel
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    WF14134  Accepted 20 March 2015
    Growth and reproductive post-fire responses of two shrubs in semi-arid Patagonian grasslands
    Sofía Gonzalez, Luciana Ghermandi, Daniel Pelaez
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    WF14168  Accepted 16 March 2015
    Effect of fire prevention programs on accidental and incendiary wildfires on tribal lands in the United States
    Karen Abt, David Butry, Jeff Prestemon, Samuel Scranton
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    WF14079  Accepted 15 March 2015
    Is aridity a high-order control on the hydro-geomorphic response of burned landscapes?
    Gary Sheridan, Petter Nyman, Christoph Langhans, Jane Cawson, Philip Noske, Akiko Oono, Rene Van der Sant, Patrick Lane
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    WF14047  Accepted 15 March 2015
    Techniques for evaluating wildfire simulators via the simulation of historical fires: using the AUSTRALIS simulator
    Joel Kelso, Drew Mellor, Mary Murphy, George Milne
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    WF14197  Accepted 12 March 2015
    Contemporary fire regime risks to key ecological assets and processes in north Australian savannas
    Andrew Edwards, Jeremy Russell-Smith, Mick Meyer
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    WF14178  Accepted 11 March 2015
    Computational Study of Critical Moisture and Depth of Burn in Peat Fires
    Xinyan Huang, Guillermo Rein
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    WF14071  Accepted 07 March 2015
    Risk-assessment of post-wildfire hydrological response in semi-arid basins: the effects of varying rainfall representations in the KINEROS2/AGWA model
    Gabriel Sidman, David Guertin, David Goodrich, Carl Unkrich, Ian Burns
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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
    Abstract


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1. Published 23 October 2014
Climate and very large wildland fires in the contiguous western USA

E. Natasha Stavros, John Abatzoglou, Narasimhan K. Larkin, Donald McKenzie and E. Ashley Steel

2. Published 23 October 2014
Effect of fire on small mammals: a systematic review

Anthony D. Griffiths and Barry W. Brook

3. Published 5 December 2014
Challenges of assessing fire and burn severity using field measures, remote sensing and modelling

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

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

B. W. Butler

5. Published 5 December 2014
The role of defensible space for residential structure protection during wildfires

Alexandra D. Syphard, Teresa J. Brennan and Jon E. Keeley

6. 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

7. Published 1 August 2014
Mapping the daily progression of large wildland fires using MODIS active fire data

Sander Veraverbeke, Fernando Sedano, Simon J. Hook, James T. Randerson, Yufang Jin and Brendan M. Rogers

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

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 18 March 2015
Social science research on Indigenous wildfire management in the 21st century and future research needs

Amy Christianson

14. Published 18 March 2015
Wildfire evacuation and its alternatives: perspectives from four United States’ communities

Sarah McCaffrey, Alan Rhodes and Melanie Stidham

15. 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

16. Published 5 February 2015
Location, timing and extent of wildfire vary by cause of ignition

Alexandra D. Syphard and Jon E. Keeley

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
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

19. Published 10 September 2014
Preparing ... for what? Developing multi-dimensional measures of community wildfire preparedness for researchers, practitioners and households

Patrick D. Dunlop, Ilona M. McNeill, Jessica L. Boylan, David L. Morrison and Timothy C. Skinner

20. 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


      
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