Neil G. Sugihara

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Fire and Aviation Management
United States Forest Service
3237 Peacekeeper Way
McClellan , CA 95652, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-First Century
Page: 142
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0603142

In Living with Fire, Sara Jensen and Guy McPherson explore the complex, and uncomfortable, intersection of today’s fire policy, fire science, and fire management. They consider the perceived wildland fire “crisis” to be a result of the media deluge presenting a bleak view of wildfires destroying the beloved American West. The public is confronted with the impression that there is a crisis and that must be solved to make our forests and people “fire-safe.” Living with Fire is a thought-provoking book that is not intended to solve the dilemma of our current wildland fire situation but to frame it in way that incorporates the complexities of fire science, policy, communication, information, and land management within our society’s view of fire policy and management.  [Read More]

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The Effects of Conifer Encroachment and Overstory Structure on Fuels and Fire in an Oak Woodland Landscape
Pages: 32-50
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0702032

The role of fire in the maintenance of oak-dominated ecosystems is widely recognized. Fire exclusion results in structural and compositional shifts that alter fuelbed composition and structure, together influencing fire behavior and effects. To clarify the influence of overstory structure on fuels and fire intensity in oak woodlands and savannas, we examined fuelbeds across a gradient from open grassland to Douglas-fir- (Pseudotsuga menziesii [Mirb.] Franco) invaded Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana Douglas ex Hook.) woodland in the Bald Hills of Redwood National Park, California, USA.  [Read More]

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