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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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arrowFuel Treatments and Landform Modify Landscape Patterns of Burn Severity in an Extreme Fire Event

Under a rapidly warming climate, a critical management issue in semiarid forests of western North America is how to increase forest resilience to wildfire. Susan Prichard and Maureen Kennedy, FERA cooperators at the University of Washington, evaluated relationships between fuel reduction treatments and burn severity in the 2006 Tripod Complex fires in Washington State and published their research results in the journal Ecological Applications.

arrowFuel Treatment Prescriptions Alter Spatial Patterns of Fire Severity Around the Wildland-Urban Interface During the Wallow Fire, Arizona, USA.

In the journal Forest Management and Ecology, Maureen Kennedy and Morris Johnson examine the spatial pattern of fire severity as the Wallow Fire move from wildland fuels into treated fuels. All fuel treatments demonstrated reduced fire severity before encountering homes, demonstrating that there are multiple paths to fuel treatment design around the wildland-urban interface.

arrowFire Behavior in Masticated Fuels: a Review

Roger Ottmar joined with collaborators to produce this review of the current literature on fuels and fire behavior following mastication of forest fuels. They highlight the variation of fire behavior across ecosystems, and identify key science needs to better explain fire behavior and effects in these treatments.

arrowFuel Moisture Influences on Fire-Altered Carbon in Masticated Fuels: an Experimental Study

In this experimental study, 15 masticated fuel
beds, conditioned to three fuel moisture ranges, were burned, and production rates of pyrogenic carbon and soot-based black carbon were evaluated. FERA's Roger Ottmar was one of seven authors of this paper in Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

arrowSurface Fire Intensity Influences Simulated Crown Fire Behavior in Lodgepole Pine Forests with Recent Mountain Pine Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality

Data from 11 field sites was used to run the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS) and investigate the effect of beetle-caused tree mortality on simulated crown fire. FERA's Ruddy Mell, a developer of WFDS, joined with Forest Service and University colleagues in preparing this paper in the journal Forest Science.

 

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