A century of wildland fire research : contributions to long-term approaches for wildland fire management : proceedings of a workshop / Kara N. Laney, rapporteur ; Committee on Increasing Resilience to Wildland Fire: a Century of Wildland Fire Research, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Rapporteur
Laney, Kara N. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2017]
  • ©2017
Description
xii, 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm

Details

Subject(s)
WildfiresUnited StatesPrevention and controlCongresses [Browse]
Issuing body
Related name
Form/​Genre
Conference papers and proceedings
Summary note
"Although ecosystems, humans, and fire have coexisted for millennia, changes in geology, ecology, hydrology, and climate as well as sociocultural, regulatory, and economic factors have converged to make wildland fire management exceptionally challenging for U.S. federal, state, and local authorities. Given the mounting, unsustainable costs and difficulty translating existing wildland fire science into policy, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a 1-day workshop to focus on how a century of wildland fire research can contribute to improving wildland fire management. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-84).
Contents
Introduction -- Fire science research in the U.S. Forest Service -- The past and future of fire in the United States -- Understanding fire; state of the science and research priorities -- Living with fire: state of the science around fire-adapted communities -- Breakout sessions -- References -- Glossary -- Appendix A: Workshop agenda -- Appendix B. Biographies of Workshop Planning Committee -- Appendix C: Biographies of Workshop presenters.
ISBN
  • 9780309460040
  • 0309460042
OCLC
1004854962
RCP
C - S

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