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Project ID: 04-4-1-34

Year: 2004

Date Started: 07/13/2004

Date Completed: 09/28/2007

Title: An Internet Based Portal for Fire Science and Management in the Southern Region

Project Proposal Abstract: The proliferation of fire technology, research, data, and publications across the fire community makes the process of identifying and synthesizing the best available fire science into fire management challenging and sometimes impossible. Even with the increasing ease of delivering valuable tools and information useful for fire planning in digital formats, they exist across dozens of websites and locations. Managers cannot efficiently identify research products, compare them to similar efforts, or determine suitability for their management application. This often leads to ineffective application of research tools and duplication of efforts. We propose to address this issue by developing the Internet based Southern Fire Portal that identifies, acquires, analyzes, synthesizes, packages, and delivers wildland fire data, information, tools, and technologies developed by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), National Fire Plan (NFP) and other key regional products and tools from state agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations. The Southern Fire Portal boundaries coincide with those for the Southern Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC). This effort builds on concepts developed through the Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), the Encyclopedia of Southern Fire Science (ESFS), and the Tall Timbers Research Station E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database (TTRS Database). Results will include (1) data and tools (2) metadata, (3) state-of-the-knowledge literature syntheses (4) an index of publications, (5) a fire thesaurus, and (6) a strategy for integrating content.

Principal Investigator: Penny Morgan

Agency/Organization: University of Idaho

Branch or Dept: Department of Forest Resources

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Cynthia T. Fowler

Forest Service

SRS-Forestry Sciences Lab-Athens GA

Co-Principal Investigator

John K. Hiers

Tall Timbers Research Station

Co-Principal Investigator

Deborah K. Kennard

Forest Service

SRS-GW Andrew Forestry Sciences Lab

Co-Principal Investigator

Ron Masters

Tall Timbers Research Station

Federal Cooperator

Jennifer Gaines

USGS-Geological Survey

BRD-Water Science Center-CO

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network


Oak Woodlands


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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
view or print   2304 Journal Article Forest Ecology and Management
view or print   2305 Journal Article Multiple Purpose Forestry
  go to website 1432 Website  
    1462 Poster SFP-Southern Fire Portal
    1463 Invited Paper/Presentation Overview Presentation of FRAMES and SFP
    1464 Invited Paper/Presentation Southern Research Extension Forestry
    1465 Invited Paper/Presentation Region 8 Prescribed Fire Meeting
    4192 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    4193 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
  go to website 4194 Website  
  go to website 4195 Website  

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