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Interestingly, most wildland fuel science research has been done in the context of fire behavior, thereby ignoring the complex ecological interactions that dead and live biomass have with their environment. Only recently have we started recognizing the important role of fuels to other management issues, such as smoke, carbon, wildlife habitat, and site productivity. The problem is that when wildland fuel research is done under fire behavior objectives, study results are extremely limited in time, space, and ecosystem applications. The Rocky Mountain Research Stations scientist, Bob Keane is working to usher in a new era of wildland fuel science that integrates ecology with fire behavior for more comprehensive fuel applications.

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Sep 20, 2021
Robert E. Keane

Cataloging Information

Fire Ecology
Fire Effects

NRFSN number: 23570
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