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Wildfire risk management

Status: 
Action
Dates: 
March, 2009

Wildfire Risk Assessment Framework
USDS Forest Service RMRS GTR-315
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.

Approach

Over the past several years the wildfire management science group has played a critical role in the application of risk management to improve wildfire management planning and decision making.  Additionally, the program has provided key research to help the Agency better understand and describe the return on investments of alternative fire management programmatic strategies and investments.  

Publications

Thompson, Matthew P. ; Haas, Jessica R. ; Gilbertson-Day, Julie W. ; Scott, Joe H. ; Langowski, Paul ; Bowne, Elise ; Calkin, Dave E. , 2015
Calkin, Dave E. ; Thompson, Matthew P. ; Finney, Mark A. , 2015
Calkin, Dave E. ; ; Finney, Mark A. ; Thompson, Matthew P. , 2014
Calkin, Dave E. ; Stonesifer, Crystal S. ; Thompson, Matthew P. ; McHugh, Charles W. , 2014
Thompson, Matthew P. ; Scott, Joe ; Kaiden, Jeffrey D. ; Gilbertson-Day, Julie W. , 2013
Scott, Joe H. ; Thompson, Matthew P. ; Calkin, Dave E. , 2013
Thompson, Matthew P. ; Scott, Joe ; Langowski, Paul G. ; Gilbertson-Day, Julie W. ; Haas, Jessica R. ; Bowne, Elise M. , 2013
Thompson, Matthew P. ; Vaillant, Nicole M. ; Haas, Jessica R. ; Gebert, Krista M. ; Stockmann, Keith D. , 2013
Calkin, Dave E. ; Thompson, Matthew P. ; Finney, Mark A. ; Hyde, Kevin D. , 2011