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Accession Number PB2013-101806
Title Advances in Threat Assessment and Their Application to Forest and Rangeland Management. Volume 2.
Publication Date Sep 2010
Media Count 476p
Personal Author D. C. Lee H. M. Rauscher J. M. Pye J. S. Beatty Y. Sands
Abstract In July 2006, more than 170 researchers and managers from the United States, Canada, and Mexico convened in Boulder, Colorado, to discuss the state of the science in environmental threat assessment. This two-volume general technical report compiles peer-reviewed papers that were among those presented during the 3-day conference. Papers are organized by four broad topical sections--Land, Air and Water, Fire, and Pests/Biota--and are divided into syntheses and case studies. Land topics include discussions of forest land conversion and soil quality as well as investigations of species responses to climate change. Air and water topics include discussions of forest vulnerability to severe weather and storm damage modeling. Fire topics include discussions of wildland arson and wildfire risk management as well as how people percieve wildfire risk and uncertainty. Pests/biota topics include discussions of risk mapping and probabilistic risk assessments as well as investigations of individual threats, including the southern pine beetle and Phytophthora alni. Ultimately, this publication will foster exchange and collaboration between those who develop knowledge and tools for threat assessment and those who are responsible for managing forests and rangelands.
Keywords Climate change
Environmental impact
Forest fires
Forests
Land management
Meetings
Pest control
Rangeland management
Risk assessment
Threat assessment
Wildfires

 
Source Agency Forest Service Pacific Northwest for and Range EXP
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
48B - Natural Resource Management
57C - Botany
57H - Ecology
Corporate Author Forest Service, Portland, OR. Pacific Northwest Research Station.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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