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Research efforts on fuels, fuel models, and fire behavior in eastern hardwood forests

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Waldrop, Thomas A.; Brudnak, Lucy; Phillips, Ross J.; Brose, Patrick H.

Year Published

2006

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In: Dickinson, Matthew B., ed. 2006. Fire in eastern oak forests: delivering science to land managers, proceedings of a conference; 2005 November 15-17; Columbus, OH. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-1. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 90-103.

Abstract

Although fire was historically important to most eastern hardwood systems, its reintroduction by prescribed burning programs has been slow. As a result, less information is available on these systems to fire managers. Recent research and nationwide programs are beginning to produce usable products to predict fuel accumulation and fire behavior. We introduce some of those tools and examine results from regional studies of hardwood fuel distribution.

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Waldrop, Thomas A.; Brudnak, Lucy; Phillips, Ross J.; Brose, Patrick H. 2006. Research efforts on fuels, fuel models, and fire behavior in eastern hardwood forests. In: Dickinson, Matthew B., ed. 2006. Fire in eastern oak forests: delivering science to land managers, proceedings of a conference; 2005 November 15-17; Columbus, OH. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-1. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 90-103.

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