The Asia Forest Research Centre, Department of Forest Resources Management at UBC-Vancouver Campus seeks a Research Associate to conduct the wildfire related studies funded by a Joint Research Program between UBC Forestry and Chinese research institute.
This study examines post-fire surface fuel dynamics over 9 years across a wide range of conditions characteristic of California fires in dry conifer and hardwood forests.
Author(s): Paul Pickell & Nicholas Coops Published in: Scientific Reports (October 27, 2017) URL: doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-14730-0 An early warning system to forecast the close of the spring burning window from satellite-observed greenness The majority of wildfires in Alberta are caused by humans, resulting in unnecessary costs associated with extinguishing them. Human-caused wildfires tend to occur […]
BC’s extreme wildfire season of 2017 is not an isolated event. It is part of a global trend of increasing area burned and extreme fire behaviour resulting in megafires with tremendous social, ecological and economic costs – as witnessed in recent years in western Canada, the USA, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, India, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy, France…