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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 01 December 2015
Evaluation of spectral indices for estimating burn severity in semiarid grasslands 
Bing Lu, Yuhong He and Alexander Tong

Wildfire plays a vital role in grassland ecosystems. Satellite images with a high spatial and temporal coverage offer an effective tool for investigating grassland fires. This study used Landsat imagery that was available publicly to investigate a wildfire disturbance in the Grasslands National Park, Canada and provided insights for fire management in the grasslands.

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Published online 01 December 2015
Fire weather conditions and fire–atmosphere interactions observed during low-intensity prescribed fires – RxCADRE 2012 
Craig B. Clements, Neil P. Lareau, Daisuke Seto, Jonathan Contezac, Braniff Davis, Casey Teske, Thomas J. Zajkowski, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Matthew B. Dickinson, Bret W. Butler, Daniel Jimenez and J. Kevin Hiers

Meteorological observations were made during the RxCADRE campaign using both in situ and remote-sensing instrument arrays. The measurements provide comprehensive high-spatial-resolution datasets for coupled fire–weather model initialisation and evaluation. Preliminary results indicate that even the low-intensity fires observed during the campaign were able to induce fire–atmosphere coupling and modify the fire spread.

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Published online 30 November 2015
Using the photoload technique with double sampling to improve surface fuel loading estimates 
Wade T. Tinkham, Chad M. Hoffman, Jesse M. Canfield, Emma Vakili and Robin M. Reich

This study evaluated double sampling to improve photoload estimates of fine woody fuels. We found that double sampling with a regression correction provided a substantial improvement in the accuracy and precision of fine woody fuel load estimates, when sample size is ≥20 and double sampling rate is ≥20%.

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Published online 26 November 2015
Measurements, datasets and preliminary results from the RxCADRE project – 2008, 2011 and 2012 
Roger D. Ottmar, J. Kevin Hiers, Bret W. Butler, Craig B. Clements, Matthew B. Dickinson, Andrew T. Hudak, Joseph J. O'Brien, Brian E. Potter, Eric M. Rowell, Tara M. Strand and Thomas J. Zajkowski

The Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE) provides integrated, quality-assured fuel, meteorology, fire behaviour, energy, smoke emissions and fire effect datasets to evaluate fire models and inform wildland fire combustion theory. This overview paper summarises the RxCADRE project and the nine companion papers associated with data collection.

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Published online 17 November 2015
The long-term impact of low-intensity surface fires on litter decomposition and enzyme activities in boreal coniferous forests 
Kajar Köster, Frank Berninger, Jussi Heinonsalo, Aki Lindén, Egle Köster, Hannu Ilvesniemi and Jukka Pumpanen

We assessed the impact of low-intensity surface fires in natural sub-arctic stands. Our results indicate long-lasting fire effects on soil CO2 efflux, litter decomposition, soil fungal and microbial biomass, and extracellular enzyme activities. These values were lowest soon after fire and recovered within 40 to 60 years following the fire disturbance.

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Published online 17 November 2015
Grassland and forest understorey biomass emissions from prescribed fires in the south-eastern United States – RxCADRE 2012 
Tara Strand, Brian Gullett, Shawn Urbanski, Susan O'Neill, Brian Potter, Johanna Aurell, Amara Holder, Narasimhan Larkin, Mark Moore and Miriam Rorig

Smoke emission measurements were made during grass and forest understorey prescribed fires. Instruments deployed on ground, airplane and tethered aerostat platforms measured carbon species, particulates and optical properties. Smouldering emission factors were higher from the understorey fire. This demonstrates the influence of the fine fuel mosaic on emission factors.

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Published online 17 November 2015
A comparison of level set and marker methods for the simulation of wildland fire front propagation 
Anthony S. Bova, William E. Mell and Chad M. Hoffman

Fire front propagation may be modelled by changing values at fixed points within a grid, or by moving markers that are connected to form a front. Here, we demonstrate that both methods produce similar results for a given model of fire spread.

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Published online 05 November 2015
Wildland fire limits subsequent fire occurrence 
Sean A. Parks, Carol Miller, Lisa M. Holsinger, L. Scott Baggett and Benjamin J. Bird

We evaluated the extent to which previous wildland fire inhibits the ignition and spread of subsequent fire in four large study areas in the western US. Results indicate that wildland fire limits subsequent fire occurrence in all study areas. The longevity of this effect, however, varies among study areas.

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Published online 22 October 2015
Evaluation and use of remotely piloted aircraft systems for operations and research – RxCADRE 2012 
Thomas J. Zajkowski, Matthew B. Dickinson, J. Kevin Hiers, William Holley, Brett W. Williams, Alexander Paxton, Otto Martinez and Gregory W. Walker

Remotely piloted aircraft systems (also known as unmanned aircraft systems) were integrated into a complex operations environment that focussed on including piloted aircraft to meet wildland fire research objectives and assess their use in supporting prescribed fire operations. US Air Force safety protocols formed the basis for mission planning.

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Published online 13 October 2015
Pre-fire and post-fire surface fuel and cover measurements collected in the south-eastern United States for model evaluation and development – RxCADRE 2008, 2011 and 2012 
Roger D. Ottmar, Andrew T. Hudak, Susan J. Prichard, Clinton S. Wright, Joseph C. Restaino, Maureen C. Kennedy and Robert E. Vihnanek

We present field measurements of fuel loading, moisture content, consumption and post-fire surface cover fractions collected on 16 prescribed fires. We found total fuel consumption predictions from CONSUME and FOFEM were within 1 Mg ha–1 of observed fuel consumption, as were retrospective predictions based on residual white ash cover.

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Published online 01 October 2015
Lack of soil seedbank change with time since fire: relevance to seed supply after prescribed burns 
Matthew P. Chick, Janet S. Cohn, Craig R. Nitschke and Alan York

Environmental variability, geographic variability and time since disturbance influence plant diversity in soil seedbanks. Knowledge around the relative importance of each of these factors is lacking. This research examined the influence of environmental, geographical and temporal variability on species richness and composition in the soil seedbank within a fire-prone heathy-woodland.

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Published online 14 September 2015
Too much, too soon? A review of the effects of increasing wildfire frequency on tree mortality and regeneration in temperate eucalypt forests 
Thomas A. Fairman, Craig R. Nitschke and Lauren T. Bennett

We use south-eastern Australia as a case study to review effects of increasingly frequent and severe wildfires on tree mortality and regeneration in temperate eucalypt forests. We propose conceptual models to articulate these changes and highlight knowledge gaps in our understanding of alternative stable states in these forests.

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Published online 10 September 2015
Structure-level fuel load assessment in the wildland–urban interface: a fusion of airborne laser scanning and spectral remote-sensing methodologies 
Nicholas S. Skowronski, Scott Haag, Jim Trimble, Kenneth L. Clark, Michael R. Gallagher and Richard G. Lathrop

We used remote sensing data and analysis techniques to characterise fuel hazard in the wildland–urban interface at the resolution of individual structures. Our results indicate that this method can produce consistent estimates of canopy fuel loading across landscapes that can be associated with individual structures or parcels. The application of the work here could inform both strategic fire management decisions and broader, policy-level analysis.

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Published online 11 August 2015
Winter grazing can reduce wildfire size, intensity and behaviour in a shrub-grassland 
Kirk W. Davies, Chad S. Boyd, Jon D. Bates and April Hulet

This study investigated the effects of winter grazing on fire characteristics. Winter grazing moderated fire behaviour, decreased area burned and reduced fire temperature. This study suggests that winter grazing can decrease wildfire risk and intensity.

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Published online 28 July 2015
Is aridity a high-order control on the hydro–geomorphic response of burned landscapes? 
Gary J. Sheridan, Petter Nyman, Christoph Langhans, Jane Cawson, Philip J. Noske, Akiko Oono, Rene Van der Sant and Patrick N. J. Lane

The runoff and sediment generation potential of fire-affected soils is a critical factor in determining the hydro–geomorphic response of burned landscapes. Aridity is a control on soil development, and here we show it is also a strong predictor of post-fire surface runoff generation and high-magnitude erosion processes such as debris flows.

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Published online 28 July 2015
Measurements relating fire radiative energy density and surface fuel consumption – RxCADRE 2011 and 2012 
Andrew T. Hudak, Matthew B. Dickinson, Benjamin C. Bright, Robert L. Kremens, E. Louise Loudermilk, Joseph J. O'Brien, Benjamin S. Hornsby and Roger D. Ottmar

We present ground-based and remotely sensed data used to predict surface fuel loads and fire radiative energy density (FRED) from the 2011 and 2012 RxCADRE prescribed fires. Relationships between observed and predicted surface fuel loads, and fuel consumption observed and predicted from FRED, approached linearity at multiple scales.

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Published online 07 July 2015
Risk assessment of post-wildfire hydrological response in semiarid basins: the effects of varying rainfall representations in the KINEROS2/AGWA model 
Gabriel Sidman, D. Phillip Guertin, David C. Goodrich, Carl L. Unkrich and I. Shea Burns

The KINEROS2/AGWA model was used to compare several representations of post-fire rainfall events. Results indicated that radar depictions produced more accurate absolute runoff values than design storm depictions. However, risk assessment predictions of relative change between pre- and post-fire scenarios did not vary greatly between rainfall depictions.

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Published online 07 July 2015
Structural and functional connectivity as a driver of hillslope erosion following disturbance 
C. Jason Williams, Frederick B. Pierson, Peter R. Robichaud, Osama Z. Al-Hamdan, Jan Boll and Eva K. Strand

This study quantifies runoff and erosion across point to hillslope scales and evaluates connectivity of runoff and erosion processes for fragmented and burnt landscapes. The results clearly demonstrate hillslope hydrologic response is governed by water input and the connectivity of surface susceptibility, sediment availability, and runoff and erosion processes.

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Published online 22 June 2015
High-resolution infrared thermography for capturing wildland fire behaviour: RxCADRE 2012 
Joseph J. O'Brien, E. Louise Loudermilk, Benjamin Hornsby, Andrew T. Hudak, Benjamin C. Bright, Matthew B. Dickinson, J. Kevin Hiers, Casey Teske and Roger D. Ottmar

Herein we describe the usefulness of long-wave infrared (LWIR) imagery for capturing fire behaviour in space and time. We explore how images captured at different perspectives and varying spatial resolutions affect measurements of fire. We discuss of the usefulness of multiple measurements and potential in quantifying fire patterns of fire spread and fire effects.

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Published online 11 May 2015
Toward an integrated system for fire, smoke and air quality simulations 
Adam K. Kochanski, Mary Ann Jenkins, Kara Yedinak, Jan Mandel, Jonathan Beezley and Brian Lamb

This study presents and tests an integrated wildfire smoke prediction system formed by coupling WRF-Sfire, a weather research forecast system plus surface fire behaviour model, with the chemical transport model WRF-Chem. The coupled WRF-Sfire-Chem aims to predict pyro-plume development, and smoke dispersion and its air quality impacts, by comprehensively modelling fire spread, heat release during flaming combustion, fire emissions and fire plume rise, as well as downwind smoke dispersion and associated chemistry.

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Published online 27 April 2015
A coupled modelling approach to assess the effect of fuel treatments on post-wildfire runoff and erosion 
Gabriel Sidman, D. Phillip Guertin, David C. Goodrich, David Thoma, Donald Falk and I. Shea Burns

Assessing the effectiveness of fuel treatments on reducing post-fire hydrologic response is an important challenge in fire management. We linked fuel treatment, wildfire and hydrological models spatially to measure the effects of fuel treatments on post-fire runoff and erosion in two case studies on National Park Service lands.

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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 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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Volume 24 Number 8 2015

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Wildfire smoke and public health risk 
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Fabienne Reisen , Sandra M. Duran , Mike Flannigan , Catherine Elliott and Karen Rideout
pp. 1029-1044

Wildfires can significantly degrade air quality and cause a health hazard to exposed human populations. The amount and type of pollutants in wildfire smoke are strongly influenced by the fuel characteristics and the burning conditions. Public health response to wildfire smoke relies on knowledge of the main pollutants present in the smoke, the intensity and duration of exposure and the dispersion of the smoke plume.


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Fire in arctic tundra of Alaska: past fire activity, future fire potential, and significance for land management and ecology 
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Nancy H. F. French , Liza K. Jenkins , Tatiana V. Loboda , Michael Flannigan , Randi Jandt , Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez and Matthew Whitley
pp. 1045-1061

A multidecadal analysis of fire in Alaskan Arctic tundra shows the average size of tundra fire based on the data record is 22 km2 (5454 acres). Warmer and drier summers are expected to increase fire activity. Implications of arctic fire are discussed in the context of land management and ecosystem services.

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Fire severity estimation from space: a comparison of active and passive sensors and their synergy for different forest types 
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M. A. Tanase , R. Kennedy and C. Aponte
pp. 1062-1075

This study compares the accuracy of optical and radar sensors for fire severity estimation. Overall, the results show that optical sensors are more accurate. However, for some forest types radar sensors achieve similar accuracies. Combining synthetic aperture radar and optical data improved fire severity estimation for all forest types.


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Seasonal predictability of summer fires in a Mediterranean environment 
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Raül Marcos , Marco Turco , Joaquín Bedía , Maria Carmen Llasat and Antonello Provenzale
pp. 1076-1084

This paper shows the potential for seasonal prediction of above-normal fire activity in a Mediterranean region (north-eastern Spain), driving a parsimonious statistical model with antecedent drought (with a time delay of 2 years) and with drought conditions just before the start of the fire season.


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Behaviour of slope and wind backing fires 
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Carlos G. Rossa , David A. Davim and Domingos X. Viegas
pp. 1085-1097

This study presents results from laboratory experiments of backing fires with slope and wind in fuel beds of Pinus pinaster Ait. needles and straw. Rate of spread, flame geometry and wind penetration into the fuel bed were assessed and the influence of several parameters on fire behaviour was analysed.


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Spatial patterns of wildfire ignitions in south-eastern Australia 
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Kathryn M. Collins , Owen F. Price and Trent D. Penman
pp. 1098-1108

We investigate the causes and spatial patterns of wildfire ignitions. The majority of wildfires are due to the action of humans and the spatial pattern is strongly influenced by population density. In future years, more ignitions are predicted due to population increases and climate change effects.

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Long-distance spotting potential of bark strips of a ribbon gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) 
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James Hall , Peter F. Ellis , Geoffrey J. Cary , Glenys Bishop and Andrew L. Sullivan
pp. 1109-1117

While ribbon bark eucalypt is notorious for igniting spotfires many kilometres ahead of a bushfire, no research has shown that such firebrands can sustain combustion for the time required. It was found that Eucalyptus viminalis bark samples burning in a vertical wind tunnel could theoretically travel more than 20 km.


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Characterisation of the fuel and fire environment in southern Ontario’s tallgrass prairie 
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Susan Kidnie and B. Mike Wotton
pp. 1118-1128

Physical characteristics of southern Ontario’s tallgrass prairie fuel complex were assessed prior to and during prescribed burns to synthesise findings into useful tools for the prescribed-burn community. These characteristics include fuel load, heat of combustion, rates of spread and flame front residence time.


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Quantifying the effects of topographic aspect on water content and temperature in fine surface fuel 
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Petter Nyman , Daniel Metzen , Philip J. Noske , Patrick N. J. Lane and Gary J. Sheridan
pp. 1129-1142

Spatial variation in surface fine fuel moisture content (FFMC) due to topographic aspect and vegetation can be very large and important when predicting burn outcomes in mountainous landscapes. Modelling capacity, however, is limited by over-simplistic equations for below-canopy radiation and insufficient spatial FFMC data for evaluating model performance.


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The role of leaf traits in determining litter flammability of south-eastern Amazon tree species 
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Amoreena L. Parsons , Jennifer K. Balch , Rafael B. de Andrade and Paulo M. Brando
pp. 1143-1153

Through combustion experiments and leaf trait measurements, we discovered that south-eastern Amazonian tree species demonstrate substantial variability in their relative flammability. Leaf morphology accounted for a significant proportion of this variability. Our results illustrate a potentially important relationship between species-level flammability, future fire behaviour and subsequent forest composition.

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Accelerated weathering of carbonate rocks following the 2010 wildfire on Mount Carmel, Israel 
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N. Shtober-Zisu , N. Tessler , A. Tsatskin and N. Greenbaum
pp. 1154-1167

Severe fires accelerate rock weathering by spalling and exfoliation, both during the fire and during the subsequent cooling of the rocks. Chalks are the most affected type of carbonate rocks, owing to the laminated structure of the overtopping ‘Nari crust’. Three years after the fire, the rocks continue to break down internally. Wildland fires may serve as extremely important factors of denudation.


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Measuring wildland fire leadership: the crewmember perceived leadership scale 
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Alexis L. Waldron , David P. Schary and Bradley J. Cardinal
pp. 1168-1175

This article presents research on the development and initial testing of a new scale to measure desired leadership specific to wildland firefighting. Findings revealed a three-factor structure of leadership; initial evidence supported a psychometrically sound and relevant tool for practical application in the wildland fire environment.


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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.

    WF15068  Accepted 17 November 2015
    Repeatability of free-burning fire experiments using heterogeneous forest fuel beds in a combustion wind tunnel
    Joshua Mulvaney, Andrew Sullivan, Geoff Cary, Glenys Bishop

    WF15130  Accepted 17 November 2015
    Towards a new paradigm in fire severity research using dose-response experiments
    Alistair Smith, Aaron Sparks, Crystal Kolden, John Abatzoglou, Alan Talhelm, Daniel Johnson, Luigi Boschetti, James Lutz, Kent Apostol, Kara Yedinak, Wade Tinkham, Robert Kremens

    WF15091  Accepted 17 November 2015
    Future burn probability in south-central British Columbia
    Xianli Wang, Marc Parisien, Stephen Taylor, Dan Perrakis, John Little, Mike Flannigan

    WF15163  Accepted 15 November 2015
    The ability of winter grazing to reduce wildfire size and fire-induced plant mortality was not demonstrated: A comment on Davies et al. (this issue)
    Alistair Smith, Alan Talhelm, Crystal Kolden, Beth Newingham, Henry Adams, Jack Cohen, Kara Yedinak, Robert Kremens

    WF15048  Accepted 05 November 2015
    Altered mixed-severity fire regime has homogenized montane forests of Jasper National Park
    Raphael Chavardes, Lori Daniels

    WF15131  Accepted 02 November 2015
    Replacing time with space: Using laboratory fires to explore the effects of repeated burning on black carbon degradation
    Wade Tinkham, Alistair Smith, Philip Higuera, Jeff Hatten, Nolan Brewer, Stefan Doerr

    WF15108  Accepted 29 October 2015
    Global fire size distribution: from power law to lognormal
    Stijn Hantson, Salvador Pueyo, Emilio Chuvieco

    WF15012  Accepted 29 October 2015
    Regional aspects of modeling burned areas in Europe
    Andrey Krasovskii, Nikolay Khabarov, Mirco Migliavacca, Florian Kraxner, Michael Obersteiner

    WF15190  Accepted 28 October 2015
    Book review: Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
    Richard Thornton

    WF15074  Accepted 21 October 2015
    Modelling and quantifying the spatial distribution of post-wildfire ash loads
    Chris Chafer, Christina Santin-Nuno , Stefan Doerr

    WF15037  Accepted 21 October 2015
    Can pore-clogging by ash explain post-fire runoff?
    Cathelijne Stoof, Anouk Gevaert, Christine Baver, Bahareh Hassanpour, Veronica Morales, Wei Zhang, Deborah Martin, Shree Giri, Tammo Steenhuis

    WF15036  Accepted 20 October 2015
    On the extent of fire induced forest degradation in Mato Grosso, Brazilian Amazon, in 2000, 2005 and 2010
    Jukka Miettinen, Yosio Shimabukuro, René Beuchle, Rosana Grecchi, Marcela Velasco Gomez, Dario Simonetti, Frédéric Achard

    WF15028  Accepted 30 September 2015
    How drought-induced forest die-off alters microclimate and increases fuel loadings and fire potentials
    Katinka Ruthrof, Joseph Fontaine, George Matusick, David Breshears, Darin Law, Sarah Powell, Giles Hardy

    WF14170  Accepted 23 September 2015
    Development and validation of fuel height models for terrestrial lidar—RxCADRE 2012
    Eric Rowell, Carl Seielstad, Roger Ottmar

    WF14216  Accepted 31 August 2015
    Quantifying the Influence of Previously Burned Areas on Suppression Effectiveness and Avoided Exposure: A Case Study of the Las Conchas Fire
    Matt Thompson, Patrick Freeborn, Jon Rieck, David Calkin, Julie Gilbertson-Day, Mark Cochrane, Michael Hand

    WF14205  Accepted 26 August 2015
    The effect of fire on tree-grass coexistence in savannas: a simulation study
    Veiko Lehsten, Almut Arneth, Allan Spessa, Kirsten Thonicke, Aristides Moustakas

    WF15090  Accepted 30 July 2015
    Measuring radiant emissions from entire prescribed fires with ground, airborne, and satellite sensors - RxCADRE 2012
    Matthew Dickinson, Andrew Hudak, Thomas Zajkowski, Eva (Louise) Loudermilk, Wilfrid Schroeder, Luke Ellison, Robert Kremens, William Holley, Otto Martinez, Alexander Paxton, Benjamin Bright, Joseph OBrien, Benjamin Hornsby, Charles Ichoku, Jason Faulring, Aaron Gerace, David Peterson, Joseph Mauceri

    WF14154  Accepted 16 July 2015
    Observations of Energy Transport and Spread Rates from Low Intensity Fires in Longleaf Pine Habitat— RxCADRE 2012
    Bret Butler, Casey Teske, Daniel Jimenez, Joseph OBrien, Paul Sopko, Cyle Wold, Mark Vosburgh, Benjamin Hornsby, Eva (Louise) Loudermilk

    WF14085  Accepted 23 March 2015
    Data assimilation of dead fuel moisture observations from remote automated weather stations
    Martin Vejmelka, Adam Kochanski, Jan Mandel

    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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1. 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

2. Published 4 June 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

3. Published 15 October 2015
Climate change presents increased potential for very large fires in the contiguous United States

R. Barbero, J. T. Abatzoglou, N. K. Larkin, C. A. Kolden and B. Stocks

4. Published 5 February 2015
Does fire limit tree biomass in Australian savannas?

Brett P. Murphy, Adam C. Liedloff and Garry D. Cook

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

Alexandra D. Syphard and Jon E. Keeley

6. 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

7. Published 11 May 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

8. Published 27 July 2015
Small mammals decline with increasing fire extent in northern Australia: evidence from long-term monitoring in Kakadu National Park

Michael J. Lawes, Brett P. Murphy, Alaric Fisher, John C. Z. Woinarski, Andrew C. Edwards and Jeremy Russell-Smith

9. Published 28 August 2015
Operational wildfire suppression modelling: a review evaluating development, state of the art and future directions

Thomas J. Duff and Kevin G. Tolhurst

10. Published 5 February 2015
Correlations between components of the water balance and burned area reveal new insights for predicting forest fire area in the southwest United States

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

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

Amy Christianson

12. Published 5 February 2015
The influence of a variable fire regime on woodland structure and composition

Emma E. Burgess, Patrick Moss, Murray Haseler and Martine Maron

13. Published 27 July 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 and Trent Penman

14. Published 5 February 2015
It’s not a ‘thing’ but a ‘place’: reconceptualising ‘assets’ in the context of fire risk landscapes

Ruth Beilin and Karen Reid

15. Published 4 June 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

16. Published 4 June 2015
Words matter: radio misunderstandings in wildland firefighting

Elena Gabor

17. Published 27 July 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

18. Published 5 February 2015
An accuracy assessment of the MTBS burned area product for shrub–steppe fires in the northern Great Basin, United States

Aaron M. Sparks, Luigi Boschetti, Alistair M. S. Smith, Wade T. Tinkham, Karen O. Lannom and Beth A. Newingham

19. Published 5 February 2015
Different fire–climate relationships on forested and non-forested landscapes in the Sierra Nevada ecoregion

Jon E. Keeley and Alexandra D. Syphard

20. Published 5 February 2015
Modifying the Canadian Fine Fuel Moisture Code for masticated surface fuels

T. J. Schiks and B. M. Wotton

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