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Shifting global fire regimes: Lessons from reburns and research needs

View synthesis. This study reviews published studies on reburns in fire-adapted ecosystems of the world, including temperate forests of North America, semi-arid forests and rangelands, tropical and subtropical forests, grasslands and savannas,...

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Evaluation of burn mosaics on subsequent wildfire behavior, severity and fire management strategies

Register. The Reburn Project was motivated by a need to better understand wildfires as a type of fuel reduction treatment and to assess the impacts of fire suppression on forested landscapes. The...

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Hot-Dry-Windy Index: A new fire weather index

View article. The Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) is used to provide the meteorological data for calculating the indices. Our results indicate that HDW can identify days on which synoptic-and meso-alpha-scale weather...

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Fuels guide and database for intact and invaded big sagebrush ecological sites – User manual

View guide. The Fuels Guide and Database (FGD) is intended to provide fuel loading and vegetation information for big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) ecological sites in the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of...

8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress

Visit conference website. The 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will redefine the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore cross-cutting issues across a variety of disciplines. Managers, practitioners, scientists, policy makers,...

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Embracing complexity to advance the science of wildland fire behavior

View article. Through a series of examples spanning at least four research disciplines and three ranges of spatial scale, we illustrate that by precisely defining parameters in a way that holds across...

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BehavePlus – Updates and changes

View webinar recording. Webinar presented by Faith Ann Heinsch, S&K Global Solutions, RMRS Missoula Fire Lab The webinar: described major changes from version 5 to version 6, showed sample Runs demonstrating these changes, provided suggestions for...

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Human ignitions concurrent with high winds promote large wildfires

View study. This study examines differences in temperature, vapour pressure deficit, fuel moisture and wind speed for large and small lightning- and human-caused wildfires during the initial days of fire activity at...

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Characterizing fire behavior from laboratory burns

View report. The original objective of the study was to determine how ignition, smoldering, and flaming are affected by the age of masticated fuels using a combined field and lab approach.

6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference

Visit the conference website. This conference, Fuels of Today Fire Behavior of Tomorrow, will be in Albuquerque, NM.