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Keyword: Wildfire Risk Management Team

Suppression resource use, cost, and effectiveness

Pages Posted on: March 15, 2016
The cost of large fire management continues to rise with large fire management expenditures exceeding the allocated budget by over $700 million in 2015. The fire economics team leads the research community in understanding the factors that affect fire management expenditures and the effectiveness of suppression resources in achieving stated objectives.

Wildfire risk management

Projects Posted on: March 15, 2016
The Wildfire Risk Management Team is an interdisciplinary team that explores wildfire management through the lenses of risk analysis, economics, decision science, and landscape ecology to improve the scientific basis for the full range of wildfire management decisions. Primary research topics include integrated spatial risk assessment modeling and planning, econometric modeling of fire management expenditures, effectiveness of suppression resource utilization, organizational structure and managerial incentive systems, and performance measurement.