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Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Program: 2014 Research Accomplishments

Publications Posted on: April 21, 2015
The Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) of the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station focuses on fundamental and applied research in wildland fire, from fire physics and fire ecology to fuels management and smoke emissions.

Patterns and processes: Monitoring and understanding plant diversity in frequently burned longleaf pine landscapes

Projects Posted on: April 13, 2015
Longleaf pine ecosystems are remarkably rich in plant species and represent the dominant upland forest type in several southeastern military bases. We are coupling a series of field experiments with data mining exercises to help managers monitor the impact of various activities on the understory plant community.

RxCADRE: Prescribed fire combustion and atmospheric dynamics research experiment

Projects Posted on: April 13, 2015
The Prescribed Fire Combustion and Atmospheric Dynamics Research Experiment (RxCADRE) is a collaborative effort in longleaf pine ecosystems to collect and integrate quality-assured fuel, fire, and atmospheric data for development and evaluation of fuel, fire behavior, smoke, and fire effects models.

Canopy fuel and tree biomass data from the Interior West

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data set contains destructively sampled canopy fuel and tree biomass data from five study sites in the Interior West.

Field plot measures and fuel treatment units used to assess the effectiveness of (WUI) fuel treatments burned through by the 2007 East Zone and Cascade megafires in central Idaho

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This data publication contains both vector and tabular digital data providing field plot measures and fuel treatment units used to assess the effectiveness of (WUI) fuel treatments burned through by the 2007 East Zone and Cascade megafires in central Idaho.

Field measurements of ground, surface, ladder, and crown fuels 2-32 years following Dendroctonus ponderosae epidemics in the Pinus contorta zone of south-central Oregon

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae, MPB), a bark beetle native to the western North America, has caused vast areas of tree mortality over the last several decades. The majority of this mortality has been in lodgepole pine forests (Pinus contorta) and has heightened concerns over the potential for extreme fire behavior across large landscapes as forest structure and fuels are altered following these MPB epidemics.

Tenderfoot Research Project: Fuel loading and postburn tree mortality data

Datasets Posted on: March 27, 2015
This product contains fuel loading, overstory tree mortality and burn severity data associated with the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest Vegetative Treatment Research Project between 2000 and 2009. The project is located on the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF) which is north of White Sulphur Springs, Montana.

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