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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

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FERA Research Update January 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

FCCS SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENTATION PUBLISHED

Seven major papers documenting development of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System were published in the December 2007 issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. In this Special Forum section, the scientific basis for this system are detailed in an overview, papers on fuelbed development, fire potentials, and mapping of fuelbeds. A reformulation of the Rothermel fire spread model is also offered in one paper.

As of this email, three of the 7 papers are available for free from the U.S. Forest Service website; the rest should be available within days. Free abstracts can also be found on the journal website, and copies of the full papers are available for a fee. Hard copies can be ordered from the address at the bottom of this newsletter.

http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/fera/fccs/pubs.shtml

PETERSON'S COMMENTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS OF NEWS IN THE SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Potential local impacts of climate change, now and into the future, were the focus of a December 26 article in the Skagit Valley Herald. It features FERA’s Dave Peterson discussing climate change in a local context. This was one article in a series of articles on climate change published by the paper.

http://www.goskagit.com/index.php/news/article/climate_change_poses_threat_to_regional_icons/

 

FERA OFFERS POSTER AND EXHIBIT AT THE "FIRE IN THE SOUTHWEST" CONFERENCE

Dave Peterson has been invited to present closing plenary remarks at the “Fire in the Southwest” Conference in Tucson, Arizona January 29-31. Bob Vihnanek will present a poster on the Southwestern natural fuels photo series, and FERA will also have an exhibit and make available its papers and products to attendees of this regional conference the Association for Fire Ecology.

http://www.humboldt.edu/swfire/

MCKENZIE TO PRESENT AT 2008 FORST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

FERA’s Don McKenzie is scheduled to present a talk on “Strategies for Managing Forest for Climate Change” at the 2008 Forest Management Conference in Reno, Nevada February 4-8.

http://www.2008fmc.com

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