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Keyword: wildfire simulation

Effects of accelerated wildfire on future fire regimes and implications for the United States federal fire policy

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2018
Wildland fire suppression practices in the western United States are being widely scrutinized by policymakers and scientists as costs escalate and large fires increasingly affect social and ecological values.

Integrating large wildfire simulation and forest growth modeling for restoration planning

Publications Posted on: October 05, 2018
One of the major science gaps in U.S. wildfire policy is the lack of studies on the long-term benefits of hazardous fuel reduction and restoration programs.

Analyzing the transmission of wildfire exposure on a fire-prone landscape in Oregon, USA

Publications Posted on: January 26, 2015
We develop the idea of risk transmission from large wildfires and apply network analyses to understand its importance on a 0.75 million ha US national forest. Wildfires in the western US frequently burn over long distances (e.g., 20–50 km) through highly fragmented landscapes with respect to ownership, fuels, management intensity, population density, and ecological conditions.

Analyzing wildfire exposure and source–sink relationships on a fire prone forest landscape

Publications Posted on: August 13, 2012
We used simulation modeling to analyze wildfire exposure to social and ecological values on a 0.6 million ha national forest in central Oregon, USA. We simulated 50,000 wildfires that replicated recent fire events in the area and generated detailed maps of burn probability (BP) and fire intensity distributions.

Restoration of northern Rocky Mountain moist forests: Integrating fuel treatments from the site to the landscape

Publications Posted on: May 04, 2009
Restoration and fuel treatments in the moist forests of the northern Rocky Mountains are complex and far different from those applicable to the dry ponderosa pine forests. In the moist forests, clearcuts are the favored method to use for growing early-seral western white pine and western larch. Nevertheless, clearcuts and their associated roads often affect wildlife habitat, water and soil resources, and scenic values.