This review article analyses the development of human-caused wildfire occurrence models from 1954 to 2016, and recommends relevant factors, models and applications for the two temporal scales (short-term and long-term) used in the majority of previous works.
International Journal of Wildland Fire
Volume 26 Number 12 2017
This paper provides a legal analysis of the adage ‘whoever owns the fuel owns the fire’. It is argued that the common law may not impose responsibility on those who allow fuel to naturally accumulate on their land, with the consequence that landowners face a lower legal risk by doing nothing instead of lighting hazard reduction burns.
WF17008Trend analysis of fire season length and extreme fire weather in North America between 1979 and 2015
A fire weather climatology was constructed for North America from 1979 to 2015, based on the North American Regional Reanalysis and the Canadian Fire Weather Index. A trend analysis of potential fire season length and extreme fire weather shows that fire danger has significantly increased in some parts of North America.
WF17085Characterisation of spatial and temporal distribution of the fire regime in Niassa National Reserve, northern Mozambique
This study characterised the fire regime of the Niassa National Reserve using remote sensing. Fire frequency was inversely related to fire intensity but was associated with burning density, revealing pyric-herbivory. Late dry-season fires were relevant in the north-central and east sectors, which were identified as priority areas for fire management.
WF16222Reproductive success of wind, generalist, and specialist pollinated plant species following wildfire in desert landscapes
We evaluated the effect of post-fire conditions on the reproductive success of seven shrub species in the Mojave Desert with different pollination strategies. Flower and fruit productions tended to be significantly higher in post-fire conditions and pollination services appear to be maintained following wildfire.
WF17033A new method for performing smouldering combustion field experiments in peatlands and rich-organic soils
We present a method for conducting smouldering experiments in field conditions by which data on fire behaviour and ecological effects of ground fires are obtained at real scale. The methodology is tested at the forest–grassland treeline of the Peruvian Andes. We observe smouldering during 9 h at 15-cm depth.
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WF17061Simulating the effectiveness of prescribed burning at altering wildfire behaviour in Tasmania, Australia
Simulation modelling showed that an unrealistically large-scale prescribed-burning program across Tasmania would be necessary to reduce wildfire extent and intensity under dangerous fire-weather conditions. By contrast, more feasible, but geographically constrained, broad-scale prescribed-burning plans had substantially reduced effects on area burnt and fire intensity. This study highlights the need for targeted localised fuel treatments rather than broad-scale prescribed burning.
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A method for extensive spatiotemporal assessment of soil temperatures during an experimental fire using distributed temperature sensing in optical fibre.
Soil organic layer combustion in boreal black spruce and jack pine stands of the Northwest Territories, Canada
Short-term stem mortality of ten deciduous broadleaved species following prescribed burning in upland forests of the southern US
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Simulating the effectiveness of prescribed burning at altering wildfire behaviour in Tasmania, AustraliaInternational Journal of Wildland Fire (Online Early)James M. Furlaud, Grant J. Williamson, David M. J. S. Bowman
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Multidecadal trends in area burned with high severity in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area 1880–2012International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (11)Penelope Morgan, Andrew T. Hudak, Ashley Wells, Sean A. Parks, L. Scott Baggett, Benjamin C. Bright, Patricia Green
Understanding forest fire patterns and risk in Nepal using remote sensing, geographic information system and historical fire dataInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (4)Mir A. Matin, Vishwas Sudhir Chitale, Manchiraju S. R. Murthy, Kabir Uddin, Birendra Bajracharya, Sudip Pradhan
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
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (6)P. D. Bentley, T. D. Penman
Trend analysis of fire season length and extreme fire weather in North America between 1979 and 2015International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (12)Piyush Jain, Xianli Wang, Mike D. Flannigan
An empirically based approach to defining wildland firefighter safety and survival zone separation distancesInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (8)Wesley G. Page, Bret W. Butler
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (11)Jennifer L. Beverly
Air quality policy and fire management responses addressing smoke from wildland fires in the United States and AustraliaInternational Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (5)Joshua C. Hyde, Kara M. Yedinak, Alan F. Talhelm, Alistair M. S. Smith, David M. J. S. Bowman, Fay H. Johnston, Peter Lahm, Mark Fitch, Wade T. Tinkham
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
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (7)Matthew P. Thompson, Francisco Rodríguez y Silva, David E. Calkin, Michael S. Hand
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (11)Erica R. Bigio, Thomas W. Swetnam, Philip A. Pearthree
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (10)Kellen N. Nelson, Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Daniel B. Tinker
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