The DoD is one of the largest landholders in the US, involving areas where fire plays a key role in ecosystem health while also strongly influencing training land availability. Research focused on maintaining DoD lands for use in maintaining military readiness, as well as safeguarding the health and safety of the force, is the emphasis of this technical session. SERDP & ESTCP research seeks to improve DoD fire management tools and practices, predict and manage smoke emissions and dispersion, and decrease risks from wildfires.

Session Chair: Mr. James Furman, USDA Forest Service

Session Introduction

Mr. James Furman, USDA Forest Service

Relationships and Connections in Wildland Fire Science: Our Origins, Communities of Practice, and Future

Dr. Colin Hardy, Noblis

From Co-production to Nitty-gritty of Data Management: The Importance of People and Relationships in a Multi-disciplinary, Fire-science, Endeavor

Dr. Nicholas Skowronski, USDA Forest Service

Pilot Project: A Platform to Enable WFSI Data Management and Integration

Mr. Shreyas Cholia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Closing Gaps Between Fuels Data and Fire Modeling with FastFuels

Dr. Russell Parsons, USDA Forest Service

Linking Fuels, Weather, and Ignition Pattern to Fire Behavior and Effects Through Integrated Field-scale Measurements and Modeling

Dr. Chad Hoffman, Colorado State University

45 Years of Fire Research—Reflections of a Scientist

Dr. Roger Ottmar, USDA Forest Service