Navigation Links
Study helps managers identify regions with multiple threat potential, including wildfires
Date:6/12/2013

PORTLAND, Ore. June 12, 2013. A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats. The tool uses a novel 15-mile radius neighborhood analysis to highlight locations where threats are more concentrated relative to other areas, and identifies where multiple threats may intersect. It is a technique that may have never been used before to describe forest threats, according to the researchers.

"Policymakers and managers often rely on maps showing where forest threats are most prevalent; they then assess these threats in relation to the forest resources most valued by the public," explains Jeff Kline, the study's lead author and a research forester at the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station. "Management priorities are then made based on this information. We have devised a way to combine and display forest threat data at its appropriate spatial scale and in a way that transcends political boundaries, using readily available GIS [geographic information system] analytical tools."

"To our knowledge, this is the first time that data describing different threats have been displayed in this manner," adds co-lead and research ecologist, Becky Kerns, "Our approach recognizes that a single point mapped as potentially highly vulnerable to a threat may not be all that important from a regional or national planning perspective. What is important is the concentration of threats within a defined and appropriate spatial scale of interest."

The study, which began in 2008, examines spatial data characterizing wildfire, insects and disease, and urban and exurban development in the northwestern United States. It covered 488,000 square miles in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, using a novel 15-mile radius neighborhood analysis to highlight locations where threat of a given disturbance may be more concentrated relative to other areas
'/>"/>

Contact: Sherri Richardson-Dodge
srichardsondodge@fs.fed.us
503-808-2137
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Dads life stress exposure can affect offspring brain development, Penn Study finds
2. NIH awards UCI $10 million to study early-life origins of adolescent mental disorders
3. New Loyola study on hepatitis C virus entry factor
4. Biofuels will play integral role in Californias energy future, says new EBI study
5. New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is
6. Study finds disincentives to energy efficiency can be fixed
7. Study finds taking probiotics has benefits for patients in hospitals
8. New study explains cognitive ability differences among the elderly
9. Oncologists are stressed and have difficulty discussing death with patients -- Ben-Gurion U. study
10. Stem cell study could aid quest to combat range of diseases
11. New study predicts rising irrigation costs, reduced yields for US corn
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is ... this more evident than at international borders. Over ... document scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self ... Passport Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number ... globe. According to Maxine ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... Dec. 09, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced the ... 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... is the adoption of multimodal biometric systems. Multimodal ... an individual for verification and identification purposes. This ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 8, 2014 You,ve been here before: ... but can,t remember your password, site key or the answer ... your first grade teacher? Today, Hoyos ... app that will finally put an end to the ... 1U TM . 1U leverages a user,s smartphone to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3
... It,s illegal for health products with medical formulations to be ... on animals ― a situation that has serious ethical and ... by Prof. Amit Gefen of Tel Aviv University,s Faculty of ... be needed for the necessary experimental trials. Dr. Gefen,s ...
... The six sponsoring societies for the meeting ... The American Physiological Society, American Society for Biochemistry ... American Society for Nutrition, and American Society for ... some of the science being presented April 24-28, ...
... genetically engineered (GE) crops are realizing substantial economic and ... pest problems, reduced use of pesticides, and better yields ... from the National Research Council. However, GE crops ... in Roundup and other commercial weed killers -- could ...
Cached Biology News:A lab rat -- created in the lab 2Selected highlights of the research being presented at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting 2Selected highlights of the research being presented at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting 3Selected highlights of the research being presented at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting 4Genetically engineered crops benefit many farmers, but the technology needs proper management to remain effective 2Genetically engineered crops benefit many farmers, but the technology needs proper management to remain effective 3Genetically engineered crops benefit many farmers, but the technology needs proper management to remain effective 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: ... waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ... on December 22, 2014, thereby completing the U.S. ... the acquisition of the Company by Merck KGaA, ... satisfies another condition to closing the transaction, which ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (OTCQB: REPCF) (TSX.V: RP), ... development of autologous cell therapies, announced today the publication ... in conjunction with co-authors from Kyoto University and the ... ongoing clinical research using dermal sheath cup (DSC) cells ... The paper entitled " Hair Follicle Dermal Stem Cells ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ITRA Global, ... and occupiers of commercial real estate, has further expanded ... offices in Perth and Brisbane, Western Australia, reports Mylinda ... directors. , ITRA Global / ACORPP (Australian Corporate ... independent consultancy company providing property services to a wide ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- Naurex Inc., a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its unique ... central nervous system, today announced that Norbert Riedel ... at the 33 rd annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ... p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the ... About Naurex Inc. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 2Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 3Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 4Newly Released Peer-Reviewed Publication Further Validates RepliCel's Use of Dermal Sheath Cup Cells to Treat Pattern Baldness 5ITRA Global Continues International Expansion in Perth and Brisbane, Australia 2Naurex to Present at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2
... 11 Olympus has further,cemented its position as a ... an exclusive and immediate deal to distribute the products ... sole global,provider of ports for state-of-the-art laparoscopic operative techniques ... is now the exclusive,distributor for the full range of ...
... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 11 Ceres, Inc. announced ... seed under its,Blade Energy Crops label. The highly anticipated ... developed specifically as raw materials,for biofuels and biopower. The ... , The company ...
... Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH ), ... ("PHP") System for the treatment of cancers of the liver, ... of patients have been enrolled in the Phase III clinical ... The eleven participating cancer centers in this trial continue ...
Cached Biology Technology:Minimally Invasive Surgery: Olympus Further Enhances Credentials by Entering Into Exclusive Sales and Distribution Partnership With Market and Technology Leader Advanced Surgical Concepts 2First Seed Sales of Dedicated Energy Crops Begin 2First Seed Sales of Dedicated Energy Crops Begin 3Enrollment in Delcath's Pivotal Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trial Reaches Halfway Point 2Enrollment in Delcath's Pivotal Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trial Reaches Halfway Point 3
Complement factor B (human)...
... (c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase) signal transduction cascade ... kinase pathways in mammals. JNK pathway ... stress, is associated with the nuclear ... implicated in the immune response, cellular ...
... The Excalibur™ mid-, near- and far-infrared ... truly research-grade performance in their class. Yet ... price. Features: Highest-energy throughput: Having ... the source compared to other conventional FT-IRs ...
... Jobin Yvons Protein 295 ex can measure ... sample in only a few minutes. To ... acids tyrosine and tryptophan, the Protein 295 ... a pulsed diode emitting 295 nm. Fluorescence ...
Biology Products: