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11-1-1 Re-measurement opportunities More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is seeking proposals to re-measure existing field studies to assess the effects of high-severity fire on vegetation succession, and/or to evaluate the effects of post-wildfire management. Proposals requesting funds to re-measure other variables will not be considered. View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-2 Shrub and grass fuelbed production, growth, and succession More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals that lead to better estimates of shrub and grass fuel production, growth, and succession, both on nonforested lands and as components of forest fuelbeds. JFSP is particularly interested in proposals that collect new field data that can be used to develop, improve, or validate shrub and grass production, growth and succession models. View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-3 Evaluating the effectiveness of mitigation activities in the wildland urban interface (WUI) More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals that collect new quantitative and qualitative data to evaluate the effectiveness of activities undertaken to reduce the impact of fire in the WUI. View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-4 Fuel moisture influences on combustion More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is seeking proposals that investigate the various influences of fuel moisture on combustion processes. It is widely acknowledged that improved fire behavior prediction models are needed to advance understanding of wildland combustion and to support fire management. While the ultimate configuration of such models are unknown, it is clear that fundamental knowledge of the roles that fuel moisture plays in regulating combustion will be needed. View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-5 Black carbon effects on atmospheric warming More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is interested in funding proposals that directly address at least one of the following questions: " What are the contributions to atmospheric black carbon from prescribed fire and wildfire in the US? How do these contributions vary regionally and seasonally, and how do they compare to other sources of atmospheric black carbon? " How do black carbon emission rates from prescribed fires and wildfire vary depending on the season of burning, fuel moisture content, or atmospheric conditions? How does fire type or intensity influence black carbon emissions, their vertical distribution in the atmosphere, and their potential for long range transport? View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-6 Fire smoke and ozone standards analysis More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is soliciting proposals to determine what contributions to ambient ozone are due to wildland fire smoke in the United States, especially smoke from prescribed fires. Proposals must address both of the following objectives: " Quantify the contributions from fires to ambient levels of ozone using tools and procedures that are similar to those that will be used by state and local air agencies in State Implementation Plan (SIP) development " Use results of this quantification, ambient data, and any other available information to produce a ranked order of locations where fire emissions have the greatest potential to challenge attainment and maintenance of the new ozone standard View FON

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11-1-7 Mega-fire smoke and population impacts trajectory analysis More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program is soliciting proposals that will address the potential for smoke from mega-fires to impact large urban areas in the United States. Planned work should include both an assessment of potential source regions and an analysis of transport climatology to highlight which large urban areas are most likely to be impacted and in which seasons. Responsive proposals are expected to address some or all of the following items: " Identify geographic areas in the US, and the season(s) of these areas, which appear to be most prone to future mega-fire events from a fuels and climate perspective " Identify potential trajectories of mega-fire smoke to large urban areas of 500,000 or more in population, including an assessment of potential smoke event duration and magnitude " Describe smoke impacts which might be expected in each area and/or develop a classification hierarchy (by smoke concentration levels or other criteria) of potential impacts that can be used to rate the severity of projected events " Assess the potential for regional haze events due to mega-fires by US geographic areas and season(s) View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-8 Effectiveness and effects of pile burning More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites proposals to evaluate the effectiveness and effects of pile burning. Submitted proposals must address at least one of the following questions: " How do the characteristics of piles created by different specifications and methods affect combustion dynamics, fuel consumption, and emissions? How do pile characteristics affect flame length, fireline intensity, and burn duration? " How do the effects of pile burning on adjacent vegetation, invasive plants, and soils vary based on pile characteristics, and how do these effects vary by fuel and soil types? " How does duff and soil moisture affect combustion type and duration, fuel consumption, and emissions? " How do pile characteristics, pile age, and the spatial arrangement of piles affect the behavior of unplanned fires, including fireline intensity, fire spread between piles, and firebrand production and transport? How do piles burned in an unplanned fire contribute to crowning and crown fire spread, or to spotting? View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-1-9 Fuel treatments and the Wildland Urban Interface More Information Actions
JFSP invites proposals that directly address the following questions: " Under what conditions do treatments conducted outside the WUI influence fire behavior and fire effects in the WUI? " What percentage of the landscape needs to be treated and in what patterns to affect fire spread into the WUI? " Can fuel treatments outside of the WUI reduce fire ignitions in the WUI by reducing firebrand lofting and dispersion? View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-2-1 Integrated measurements of fuels, fire behavior and smoke More Information Actions
JFSP seeks proposals that intend to measure a full suite of variables that characterize fires, fuels, and smoke from pre-fire through immediate post-fire conditions. Submitted proposals must include data collection plans for fuel characterization, combustion and fire behavior, plume rise and smoke dispersion, and meteorological variables necessary to interpret other measurements. JFSP encourages collaboration among existing and new partnerships to successfully conduct integrated measurement campaigns. View FON

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Closed on Apr 01, 2011

11-3-1 Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award More Information Actions
In partnership with the Association for Fire Ecology, the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) invites current MS and PhD graduate students in the fields of wildland fire and related human dimensions and ecological sciences to apply for a Graduate Research Innovation (GRIN) award. Proposals must describe new, unfunded work that extends ongoing or planned research that is the subject of a thesis or dissertation that has been approved by the graduate students advisory committee. Proposals must be directly related to the mission and goals of JFSP to be considered. Proposals must directly address one of the following topics: " Climate change and fire (e.g., fire behavior, fire effects, fire regime) " Fuel management effectiveness and effects (e.g., treatment longevity, T&E or invasive species, carbon balance) " Social issues and fire (e.g., community preparation, transfer and use of science, public perceptions) Proposals on other topics will not be reviewed. View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010

11-4-1 Regional Science Exchange Consortia More Information Actions
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) is soliciting pre-proposals to support new regional consortia of fire science providers and managers to enhance fire science exchange and adoption. New consortia will be part of an existing national network of regional consortia. The intent of this solicitation is to support initial planning and assessment of management needs for regions not currently part of this network, as shown by the map in the announcement. View FON

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Closed on Nov 19, 2010