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The RxCADRE study: A new approach to interdisciplinary fire research

Posted date: February 09, 2016
Publication Year: 
2016
Authors: Peterson, David L.; Hardy, Colin C.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: i.

Abstract

Much like other scientific endeavours, most fire research is conducted either within individual disciplines - fuels, physics, chemistry, ecology, modelling, and so forth - or, at best, across only two or three disciplines. This is primarily because fire scientists have particular areas of expertise and most collaborations are between scientists within that expertise. Although this approach often leads to significant discoveries, the lack of co-located, multi-scale measurements of pre-fire fuels, active fire processes and post-fire effects hinders our ability to tackle fundamental questions in fire science.

Citation

Peterson, David L.; Hardy, Colin C. 2016. The RxCADRE study: A new approach to interdisciplinary fire research. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: i.
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels