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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 May 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

We compared the effect of fire extent, fire frequency, season and spatial heterogeneity (patchiness) of the burnt area on mammal declines in Kakadu National Park over a recent decadal period. Fire extent was the most important aspect of fire regimes associated with declines. Small mammals appear most affected by extensive (at scales larger than the home ranges of small mammals) and less patchy fires.

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Published online 18 May 2015
Leaf flammability and fuel load increase under elevated CO2 levels in a model grassland 
Anthony Manea, Saskia Grootemaat and Michelle R. Leishman

We tested the effect of CO2 level and soil P availability on leaf flammability and fuel load accumulation in plant species from Cumberland Plain Woodland, western Sydney. The results showed that leaf flammability and fuel load accumulation increased under elevated CO2 levels whereas soil P availability had no effect.

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Published online 15 May 2015
Contemporary fire regime risks to key ecological assets and processes in north Australian savannas 
Andrew Edwards, Jeremy Russell-Smith and Mick Meyer

Models describing fire effects on water, soil and biodiversity were applied across the north Australian tropical savannas using recent fire mapping. An existing improved fire management example, and the published effects of climate change, were modelled and indicated that improved management, even with the effects of climate change, is better.

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Published online 14 May 2015
Growth and reproductive post-fire responses of two shrubs in semiarid Patagonian grasslands 
S. L. Gonzalez, L. Ghermandi and D. V. Peláez

We studied the effect of fire temperatures on the survival, regrowth and reproduction of Senecio bracteolatus and Mulinum spinosum shrubs in Patagonian grasslands. High-temperature fire decreased survival and growth of S. bracteolatus plants, whereas low-temperature fire enhanced early seed production. Mulinum spinosum plants survived at high temperatures but delayed seed production.

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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 01 May 2015
Incorporating vegetation attenuation in radiant heat flux modelling 
Glenn Newnham, Raphaele Blanchi, Kimberley Opie, Justin Leonard and Anders Siggins

We present a model of radiant heat incident on homes affected by wildfire. The model uses spatial information describing topography and arrangement of vegetation in the near vicinity. The attenuating influence of fuels that lie between the flame and the building are included in the calculation and their significance evaluated.

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Published online 30 April 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 J. Hall, Peter Englefield, Michael Gartrell and Juha M. Metsaranta

The potential of spatial fuel maps to improve estimation of wildland fire carbon emissions in Canada’s National Forest Carbon Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System was evaluated. The use of spatial fuel maps was found to increase the precision of estimated total carbon emissions for select wildfires in western Canada.

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Published online 27 April 2015
Long-term effects of a wildfire on the soil nematode communities in the spruce forest ecosystem of High Tatra National Park 
Marek Ren?o and Andrea ?erevková

The paper presents analysis of the soil nematode communities as indicators of soil conditions 8 years after a wildfire in the spruce forest ecosystem. Results indicate that the soil ecosystem had recovered by this time.

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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 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 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
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
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 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 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 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 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 3 2015

 
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Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2014: Nancy H. F. French 
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Global patterns in fire leverage: the response of annual area burnt to previous fire 
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Owen F. Price, Juli G. Pausas, Navashni Govender, Mike Flannigan, Paulo M. Fernandes, Mathew L. Brooks and Rebecca Bliege Bird
pp. 297-306

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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Parametric uncertainty quantification in the Rothermel model with randomised quasi-Monte Carlo methods 
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Yaning Liu, Edwin Jimenez, M. Yousuff Hussaini, Giray Ökten and Scott Goodrick
pp. 307-316

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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Building Rothermel fire behaviour fuel models by genetic algorithm optimisation 
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Davide Ascoli, Giorgio Vacchiano, Renzo Motta and Giovanni Bovio
pp. 317-328

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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Integrating ground and satellite-based observations to determine the degree of grassland curing 
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Danielle Martin, Tao Chen, David Nichols, Rachel Bessell, Susan Kidnie and Jude Alexander
pp. 329-339

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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Live fuel moisture content and leaf ignition of forest species in Andean Patagonia, Argentina 
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Lucas O. Bianchi and Guillermo E. Defossé
pp. 340-348

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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Fuel flammability and fire responses of juvenile canopy species in a temperate rainforest ecosystem 
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Heidi C. Zimmer, Tony D. Auld, Lesley Hughes, Catherine A. Offord and Patrick J. Baker
pp. 349-360

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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Fuel accumulation and forest structure change following hazardous fuel reduction treatments throughout California 
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Nicole M. Vaillant, Erin K. Noonan-Wright, Alicia L. Reiner, Carol M. Ewell, Benjamin M. Rau, Josephine A. Fites-Kaufman and Scott N. Dailey
pp. 361-371

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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Fuel characteristics of the invasive shrub Teline monspessulana (L.) K. Koch 
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Rafael A. García, María L. Engler, Eduardo Peña, Fredric W. Pollnac and Aníbal Pauchard
pp. 372-379

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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Predicting wildfire occurrence distribution with spatial point process models and its uncertainty assessment: a case study in the Lake Tahoe Basin, USA 
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Jian Yang, Peter J. Weisberg, Thomas E. Dilts, E. Louise Loudermilk, Robert M. Scheller, Alison Stanton and Carl Skinner
pp. 380-390

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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Vegetation and topography interact with weather to drive the spatial distribution of wildfires in the eastern boreal forest of Canada 
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Xavier Cavard, Jean-François Boucher and Yves Bergeron
pp. 391-406

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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Predictive modelling of fire occurrences from different fire spread patterns in Mediterranean landscapes 
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Andrea Duane, Míriam Piqué, Marc Castellnou and Lluís Brotons
pp. 407-418

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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Compositing MODIS time series for reconstructing burned areas in the taiga–steppe transition zone of northern Mongolia 
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Thuan Chu and Xulin Guo
pp. 419-432

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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Effects of wildfire and topography on soil nitrogen availability in a boreal larch forest of northeastern China 
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Jian-jian Kong, Jian Yang, Haiyan Chu and Xingjia Xiang
pp. 433-442

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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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.

    WF15055  Accepted 16 May 2015
    Winter grazing can reduce wildfire size, intensity, and behavior in a shrub-grassland
    Kirk Davies, Chad Boyd, Jon Bates, April Hulet
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    WF14146  Accepted 16 May 2015
    Effects of curing on grassfires – II: The influence of grass senescence on the rate of fire spread
    Miguel Cruz, Jim Gould, Susan Kidnie, Rachel Bessell, David Nichols, Alen Slijepcevic
    Abstract


    WF14003  Accepted 16 May 2015
    The Economic Benefit of Localized, Short-term, Wildfire-potential Information Value of Wildfire-potential Information
    Laine Christman, Kimberly Rollins
    Abstract


    WF13149  Accepted 16 May 2015
    A Method for Estimating the Amount of Dead Grass Fuel Based on Spectral Reflectance Characteristics
    Zhengxiang Zhang, Hongyan Zhang, Zhiqiang Feng, Xuedong Li, Yunzhi Bi, Dongkai Shi, Daowei Zhou, Yong Wang, Duwala Bao, Jianjun Zhao
    Abstract


    WF14159  Accepted 11 May 2015
    Measurements relating fire radiative energy density and surface fuel consumption—RxCADRE 2011 and 2012
    Andrew Hudak, Matthew Dickinson, Benjamin Bright, Robert Kremens, Eva (Louise) Loudermilk, Joseph OBrien, Benjamin Hornsby, Roger Ottmar
    Abstract


    WF14140  Accepted 11 May 2015
    Effect of mastication and other mechanical treatments on fuel structure in chaparral
    Teresa Brennan, Jon Keeley
    Abstract


    WF14165  Accepted 30 April 2015
    High resolution infrared thermography for capturing wildland fire behavior—RxCADRE 2012
    Joseph OBrien, Eva (Louise) Loudermilk, Benjamin Hornsby, Andrew Hudak, Benjamin Bright, Matthew Dickinson, John Hiers, Casey Teske, Roger Ottmar
    Abstract


    WF14150  Accepted 30 April 2015
    Experimental analysis of fire spread across a two-dimensional ridge under wind conditions
    Jorge Raposo, Salvatore Cabiddu, Domingos Viegas, Michele Salis, Jason Sharples
    Abstract


    WF14190  Accepted 30 April 2015
    Sources and implications of bias and uncertainty in a century of US wildfire activity data
    Karen Short
    Abstract


    WF14147  Accepted 29 April 2015
    Post-wildfire soil and plant foliar nutrient ratios and soil fungi:bacterial ratios in alpine meadows on the southeastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
    Lin Zhang, Lijuan Liu, Kaiwen Pan, Wei Li, Yanjie Wang, Mingrui Deng, Jiguo Xia, Xu Yang
    Abstract


    WF14152  Accepted 24 April 2015
    Relationships between fire danger and the daily number and daily growth of active incidents burning in the northern Rocky Mountains, USA.
    Patrick Freeborn, Mark Cochrane, William Jolly
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    WF15011  Accepted 22 April 2015
    Carbon footprint from helitankers. Sustainable decision-making in aerial wildfire fighting
    Sergio Alvarez, Rosa Planelles, Agustin Rubio
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    WF15018  Accepted 31 March 2015
    Operational wildfire suppression modelling; a review evaluating development, state of the art and future directions.
    Thomas Duff, K Tolhurst
    Abstract


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


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    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
    Abstract


    WF14178  Accepted 11 March 2015
    Computational Study of Critical Moisture and Depth of Burn in Peat Fires
    Xinyan Huang, Guillermo Rein
    Abstract


    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
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    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
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    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


    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


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

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

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

B. W. Butler

6. 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

7. 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

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
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

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

Amy Christianson

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 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

13. 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

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

Alexandra D. Syphard and Jon E. Keeley

15. 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

16. 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

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

Sarah McCaffrey, Alan Rhodes and Melanie Stidham

18. Published 18 March 2015
Exposing hidden-value trade-offs: sharing wildfire management responsibility between government and citizens

Blythe McLennan and Michael Eburn

19. Published 10 September 2014
Biomass and litter accumulation patterns in species-rich shrublands for fire hazard assessment

V. C. Westcott, N. J. Enright, B. P. Miller, J. B. Fontaine, J. C. Lade and B. B. Lamont

20. Published 23 October 2014
A synthesis of post-fire Burned Area Reports from 1972 to 2009 for western US Forest Service lands: trends in wildfire characteristics and post-fire stabilisation treatments and expenditures

Peter R. Robichaud, Hakjun Rhee and Sarah A. Lewis


      
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