Canadian Journal of Forest Research on Fifty years of wildland fire science in Canada
In this last #PCFWebinar we will discuss 50 years of wildfire science in Canada with some of the authors and co-authors, who recently published the article in Canadian Science Publishing under the title ‘Fifty years of wildland fire science in Canada‘.
Sean C.P. Coogan, Lori Daniels and Jane Park will analyze some sections of this article that expose the key developments and contributions in the creation of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System; the relationships between wildland fire and weather, climate, and climate change; fire ecology; operational decision support; and wildland fire management.
Likewise, the article talks about the evolution of wildland fire management in Banff National Park as a case study. Concluding on some possible direction in future Canadian wildland fire research including the further evaluation of fire severity measurements and effects; the effectiveness of fuel management treatments; climate change effects and mitigation; further refinement of models pertaining to fire risk analysis, fire behavior, and fire weather; and the integration of forest management and ecological restoration with wildland fire risk reduction.
As always, the #PCFWebinar will last 60 minutes: 45 minutes for the presentation of the speakers and 15 minutes for Q & A.
Starting from the left:
Lori Daniels is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research characterizes how natural disturbances, humans, and climate interact to drive forest dynamics and resilience.
Sean C P Coogan is a postdoctoral Fellow with Canada Wildfire at the University of Alberta, Canada
Jane Park is a Fire and Vegetation Management Specialist at Parks Canada. Her work in Banff focuses on the reintroduction of fire onto the landscape, wildfire and fuel management, non-native and invasive vegetation management, and ecosystem restoration.
Thursday 29th April (9 am Edmonton, MDT, 5 pm Spain, CEST)
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