Fire Ecology, 2011
Volume 7, Issue 2
Message from the Editor
Author: Jan W. van Wagtendonk
All of this would not have possible without the help of many people. In particular, I want to thank Michael for getting the journal off to a good start, Laurie Burk, our production manager, for formatting and editing every article, and Jacob Lesser for making sure each issue gets posted to our web site. In addition, I want to thank each of our associate editors who coordinated the review process, and each of the reviewers without whom the entire process would not be possible. Finally, the Board of Directors of the Association for Fire Ecology has been very supportive of our efforts to produce a quality journal. All of these people have all made Fire Ecology the success it is today.
With this issue, I will be stepping down as managing editor and handing over the reins to Jim Agee. I have known Jim for over 40 years as both a colleague and a friend. Jim is an acknowledged expert on fire ecology, particularly in the US Pacific Northwest and California. He will bring his considerable expertise to bear on the journal and will take Fire Ecology to the next level of excellence. I am proud to be able to have Jim take the helm.
As I step down, I want to ask each of you to submit your fire ecology research papers, short communications, book reviews, practices and applications, and articles for the forum. Only through your support will Fire Ecology continue to be the premier journal for our science.
Jan van Wagtendonk