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Sustainability and the origins of wildland fire research

Posted date: October 07, 2015
Publication Year: 
2015
Publication Series: 
Magazines or Trade Publications
Source: Arcadia Environment and Society Portal. 13. Online: http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/sustainability-and-origins-wildland-fire-research.

Abstract

When looking for the origins of wildland fire research in the Forest Service, forester C. E. (Mike) Hardy makes the case for 1922, when Harry Gisborne became the agency’s first full-time fire researcher. Leading fire historian Stephen Pyne argues that fire research originated under the leadership of Coert DuBois, who oversaw the first fire case study in 1911, the first use of statistical methods in analyzing fire reports in 1914, and the first fire behavior and fire effects research in around 1915.

Citation

Smith, Diane M. 2015. Sustainability and the origins of wildland fire research. Arcadia Environment and Society Portal. 13. Online: http://www.environmentandsociety.org/arcadia/sustainability-and-origins-wildland-fire-research.
Research Topics: 
Fire
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels