We modelled the drivers of fire activity from MODIS fire data using different datasets created by the exclusion of vegetation and cropland land cover classes. Cropland fires had a significant effect on model output. A clear distinction should be drawn between wildland and cropland fires in such models.
International Journal of Wildland Fire
Volume 26 Number 10 2017
Dense canopy conditions in young postfire lodgepole pine forests heighten crown fire potential under less than extreme wind and fuel moisture conditions. Expansion of young forests over the next century due to increased fire activity may pose an increased risk to firefighting personnel, human infrastructure and ecosystem services.
WF16146Messmate stringybark: bark ignitability and burning sustainability in relation to fragment dimensions, hazard score and time since fire
Bark from messmate stringybark has a reputation for producing firebrands and acting as a ladder fuel. The ignitability of bark fragments primarily depended on the degree of char from previous fires; the sustainability of combustion depended more on bark fragment physical dimensions. Field-assessed hazard scores and time since fire were both indicative of ignitability but not sustainability.
Measurements of rate of spread of fires burning eucalypt litter fuel in a combustion wind tunnel by ocular observation, visible spectrum video imagery and thermocouple instrumentation of fires are compared. Overall, the three methods gave similar results, but some of the mean values were significantly different depending on the dryness of the fuel and speed of the wind.
WF17031A LiDAR-based analysis of the effects of slope, vegetation density, and ground surface roughness on travel rates for wildland firefighter escape route mapping
We performed an experiment to determine the relative effects of terrain slope, vegetation density and ground surface roughness on travel rates in order to develop a method for mapping optimal wildland firefighter escape routes using airborne LiDAR remote sensing data.
WF17011Inability of fire to control vegetation dynamics in low-productivity mulga (Acacia aneura)-dominated communities of eastern Australia
We measured the effect of rare wildfires in mulga-dominated communities of eastern Australia to test dominant paradigms of woody vegetation dynamics. Our results suggest that the role of fire in shaping the structure of these communities has been overstated. This interpretation is consistent with emerging regional studies in low-productivity semiarid environments.
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Five frequently repeated statements associated with empirical and physical models for predicting wildland fire behaviour are examined. The validity of each statement is discussed on the basis of information found from a review of current scientific literature.
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Short-term stem mortality of ten deciduous broadleaved species following prescribed burning in upland forests of the southern US
A new method for performing smouldering combustion field experiments in peatlands and rich-organic soils
Characterization of spatial and temporal distribution of the fire regime in Niassa National Reserve, northern Mozambique
Relationships among burn severity, forest canopy structure, and bat activity from spring burns in oak-hickory forests
Multidecadal trends in area burned with high severity in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area 1880-2012
Reproductive success of wind, generalist, and specialist pollinated plant species following wildfire in desert landscapes
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Indicators of burn severity at extended temporal scales: a decade of ecosystem response in mixed-conifer forests of western MontanaInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)Sarah A. Lewis, Andrew T. Hudak, Peter R. Robichaud, Penelope Morgan, Kevin L. Satterberg, Eva K. Strand, Alistair M. S. Smith, Joseph A. Zamudio, Leigh B. Lentile
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Probabilistic prediction of wildfire economic losses to housing in Cyprus using Bayesian network analysisInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (1)P. Papakosta, G. Xanthopoulos, D. Straub
Inability of fire to control vegetation dynamics in low-productivity mulga (Acacia aneura)-dominated communities of eastern AustraliaInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (10)J. L. Silcock, J. Drimer, J. Fraser, R. J. Fensham
Whither the paradigm shift? Large wildland fires and the wildfire paradox offer opportunities for a new paradigm of ecological fire managementInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (7)Timothy Ingalsbee
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (7)Matthew P. Thompson, Francisco Rodríguez y Silva, David E. Calkin, Michael S. Hand
A LiDAR-based analysis of the effects of slope, vegetation density, and ground surface roughness on travel rates for wildland firefighter escape route mappingInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (10)Michael J. Campbell, Philip E. Dennison, Bret W. Butler
Forest fire risk assessment using point process modelling of fire occurrence and Monte Carlo fire simulationInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)Hyeyoung Woo, Woodam Chung, Jonathan M. Graham, Byungdoo Lee
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (10)Kellen N. Nelson, Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Daniel B. Tinker
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (6)P. D. Bentley, T. D. Penman
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)Orpheus M. Butler, Tom Lewis, Chengrong Chen
Wildfire risk awareness and prevention by predominantly Māori rural residents, Karikari Peninsula, Aotearoa New ZealandInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)E. R. (Lisa) Langer, Tara K. McGee
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)A. M. G. Lopes, L. M. Ribeiro, D. X. Viegas, J. R. Raposo
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (3)Philip E. Camp, Meg A. Krawchuk
Public information seeking, place-based risk messaging and wildfire preparedness in southern CaliforniaInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (6)Anne-Lise K. Velez, John M. Diaz, Tamara U. Wall
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (10)J. S. Gould, A. L. Sullivan, R. Hurley, V. Koul