Principles of Wildland Fire Science and Management
Semester Course: 3rd
Credits: 5 ECTS
Prerequisites: Forest Biology (6 ECTS) and Forest Inventory (6 ECTS) or override permit by the lecturer
Lecturers: Domingo M. Molina
Web Site: http://www.etsea2.udl.es/~UFF/2_courses/pages/wfmmd.htm
That those attending the course could be able to:
- gain an in-depth understanding of fire ecology and management (in different wildland systems)
- gain a sound understanding the ecological, social and economic and other factors.
- understand the ecological effects of fires on plants, animals, soil, water and wildlife habitat,
- learn how to typify and forecast fire effects over time and space.
- focus on current issues related to fire ecology, including restoration, fuels management, fire management policy, and climate change.
- Programme topics:
- Understanding fire as a physical process
- Understanding fire as an ecological process.
- Monitoring and interpreting fire effects on plants and other natural resources
- Using BehavePlus.
- Using Farsite and FlamMap
- Understanding the Widland Urban Interface problem.
- Writing short sound documents on management issues based upon the fire literature.
Course requirements include the presentation of a class summary (10%), a class project (20%), second class project (20%) and a final exam (50%).