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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

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Seattle, WA 98103

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FERA Research Update February 2008

This FERA Research Update is intended to provide the fire management and fire science communities with information about current research conducted by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team (FERA).

To subscribe, visit http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fera/news/subscribe.shtml or contact Ellen Eberhardt at (541)750-7481, eeberhardt@fs.fed.us

EMISSIONS FROM FOREST FIRES NEAR MEXICO CITY

The contribution of forest fires to the fine airborne particulates and around Mexico City, and its influence in source apportionment activities, was analyzed in this Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal paper by multiple Forest Service researchers, including FERA’s University of Washington Cooperator, Ernesto Alvarado.

http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/7/6687/2007/acpd-7-6687-2007.html

FERA WELCOMES JESSICA HALOFSKY

FERA is pleased to welcome Dr. Jessica Halofsky as a University of Washington cooperator. Jessica recently received her doctorate, and will take on the task of working with land managers to help them plan for climate change. She will also participate in the work of the Western Mountain Initiative.

http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fera/staff/halofsky/index.shtml

FIELD CREW SPENDS TIME IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA

FERA’s field crew, along with their leader Bob Vihnanek, is spending time Fort Gordon Army Base (Georgia), Eglin Air Force Base (Florida), and the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center (Georgia) gathering fuels data that will inform a set of upcoming experimental burns, provide detailed information for an upcoming workshop on FERA tools, and set the groundwork for possibly more photo series.

 

TALK ON CLIMATE CHANGE'S INFUENCE ON FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

David L. Peterson and Don McKenzie presented the most recent in a series “Spotlight on Science,” a cooperative program between the Portland, Oregon offices of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Geological Survey. They addressed the topics of adapting to the effects of climate change in Pacific Northwest forests, and the effects of climate change on wildfire in the western United States.

http://www.fsl.orst.edu/cfer/Spotlight/Spotlight.html

PAPER STUDIES TOPOGRAPHIC CONTROLS ON FIRES

This paper outlines an investigation into the spatial structure of fires at multiple scales using data from fire scars in the eastern Cascade Range, Washington. Results illustrate that simple relationships between fire frequency, fire synchrony, and forest type do not exist; fire regime variability depends on both landscape structure and the scale of measurement. Investigators Lara-Karena Kellogg, Don McKenzie, and David L. Peterson all worked on this publication.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/p6r68t131863000t/?p=f56cd2e8837b41e4aef2e6933ceb335c&pi=9

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