Not all cameras need to fly. In Alberta (CA), a portable camera-equipped tower extends the range of wildfire detection by fire lookouts.
In January the IAWF welcomed five new members to the Board of Directors. Appointees include: Jerry McAdams, Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator, Boise Fire Department, Boise, Idaho, USA Guillermo Rein, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London, UK Albert Simeoni, Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK Alen Slijepcevic, Deputy Chief Officer Capability and Infrastructure, Country Fire Authority, Australia Kat Thomson, […]
Congratulations to Dr. Bonita McFarlane who was named the 2013 Outstanding Association Editor for the International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF). Dr. McFarlane is currently Leader of Fire Social Science at Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton, Alberta. Her research is aimed at informing policy and improving communications and focuses on perceptions of […]
Former IAWF Board Member Jean-Charles Valette passed away suddenly on the 3rd of April, 2014, at the age of 66. Jean-Charles Valette was a Forestry Engineer. He was recruited in 1973 by the INRA research centre of Avignon. He led his entire career on the theme of Forest Fire Prevention and over time he became […]
From Indonesia to Botswana, from Scotland to North Carolina, peat mega-fires burn for months, destroy habitat, clog the air with haze, and self-accelerate climate change impacts. By Guillermo Rein Smouldering combustion is the slow, low temperature, flameless burning of porous fuels. It is especially common in wildland fuels which are thermally thick and form a […]
IAWF members have free online access to all research articles and back issues, a great member benefit. The IAWF member page directs you to the Journal, where you can search for your paper, author and/or fire subject of interest. All papers that have been accepted, even those not yet published in hard copy, can be […]
This is the seventh year the IAWF will be awarding two scholarships valued at $2,500 to promote the scholarly pursuits and graduate-level training within the global wildland fire community. The 2013 scholarship program received several applicants from students around the world in a range of science disciplines including social, environmental and physical sciences. This year’s […]