Wildland Fire Research

Increased wildfire activity has been reported in many global regions and many of the wildfires have had serious negative impacts on life, health, economy, climate, and ecosystems. An early warning system could mitigate fire-related problems and improve wildfire management. Daily…
Wildfires cause significant damage around the world and are difficult to combat, in part, because of the unpredictable nature of their spread. The goal of this study is to develop a prototype data-driven wildfire simulator capable of forecasting fire-spread dynamics.…
Veld fires are a common phenomenon in the savanna ecosystems of Zimbabwe. This is the first study investigating the causes and socio-economic and environmental impacts of wildland veld fires in Zimbabwe. The research used published literature, reports, informal interviews, and…
Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest frequency of wildfires in the world, and the consequences are often disastrous to lives, property, and the environment. The Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) is a satellite-based fire information tool that provides near real-time fire…