Prescribed Fire Consortium Meets at Tall Timbers

Tall Timbers hosted about 50 fire researchers, managers, technicians and graduate students April 17-23, who are members of the newly formed Prescribed Fire Science Consortium. The meeting’s theme was: “Linking Fine Scale Fire Behavior Measurements and Fire Effects.” This will be the first of the annual collaborative burn events for the consortium, which is dedicated to fire science that is relevant to prescribed fire managers, regulators, and policy makers.

The meeting was designed to bring collaborative science to prescribed fire management. Managers of private and public lands present were able to meet research objectives and discuss future needs with fire managers.

This year’s specific topics included:

  1. Comparing sensors and emerging technologies, such as remotely piloted aircraft (drones) for quantifying fine scale fire behavior;

  2. Linking high resolution fuel characterization to fire behavior and fire effects;

  3. Exploring characteristics of sub-canopy boundary layers.

  4. Measuring emissions from remotely piloted aircraft sensors

Rx Burn at Pebble Hill

Shown here are scientists and managers observing a prescribed fire at one of the native groundcover, long-term research plots maintained by the Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Program at Pebble Hill Plantation. Photo by David Godwin, Southern Fire Exchange.

Kevin Hiers_drone pic

Photo of Kevin Hiers taken from the drone.

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