International Association of Wildland Fire

International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF)

A Scientific Publication of the IAWF
Editors-in-Chief: Susan G. Conard and Stefan Doerr

International Journal of Wildland Fire is published on behalf of the International Association of Wildland Fire by CSIRO Publishing. The journal is published online and in print twelve times per year.

The Journal publishes new and significant articles that advance basic and applied research concerning wildland fire. Published papers aim to assist in the understanding of the basic principles of fire as a process, its ecological impact at the stand level and the landscape level, modelling fire and its effects, as well as presenting information on how to effectively and efficiently manage fire. The journal has an international perspective, since wildland fire plays a major social, economic and ecological role around the globe.

A subscriber gets free online access to the full text, both PDF and and HTML versions, of all issues of the Journal right back to Volume 1. If a subscription lapses, the subscriber still gets perpetual access to those years for which they did subscribe. Non-subscribers can also explore to the Abstract level of each paper.

An Archive of all published papers are available electronically. Our Early Alert service will inform you of new issues and their contents on publication (twelve emails per year).

Prospective authors are encouraged to examine the Author Instructions. The journal welcomes papers aimed at understanding the basic principles of fire as a process, understanding its ecological impact at the stand level and the landscape level, modeling fire and its effects, or presenting information on how to effectively and efficiently manage fire. All papers are refereed rigorously by the Journal's Editorial Board and external reviewers.

Access to the online version of the Journal is a benefit of IAWF membership, with links located in the Members Only section of this website. IAWF members are also eligible for discounted Individual or Student print subscriptions.

For Library, Institutional, or Corporate subscriptions please contact CSIRO Publishing directly.

Editorial Advisory Committee

The Editorial Advisory Committee was established to provide general guidance and direction on policy and operations pertaining to the editing, management and production of the International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF). 

  • Paulo Fernandes, Chair - Portugal
  • Stefan Doerr, Editor - UK
  • Susan Conard, Editor - USA
  • Bret Butler - USA
  • Juli Pausas - Spain
  • Jenny Bennett - Australia
  • Geoff Cary - Australia
  • Mike Flannigan - Canada
  • Nancy French - USA
  • Albert Simeoni - USA
  • Michael Gollner - USA
  • Guillermo Rein - UK

Outstanding Associate Editor Award

2010: Robert E. Keane, Research Ecologist United StatesForest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory READ MORE

2011: Douglas McRae, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service (CFS) READ MORE

2012: Andrew Sullivan, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences head of the Bushfire Dynamics and Applications (BDA) Group READ MORE

2013: Bonita McFarland, Leader of Fire Social Science at Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton, Alberta READ MORE

2014: Nancy H.F. French, Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University READ MORE

2015: Don McKenzie, Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service, at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, and affiliate faculty at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington READ MORE

2016: Geoff Cary, Australian National University READ MORE

Most Read Papers for September 017

http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf#MostRead

Indicators of burn severity at extended temporal scales: a decade of ecosystem response in mixed-conifer forests of western Montana
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)
Sarah A. Lewis, Andrew T. Hudak, Peter R. Robichaud, Penelope Morgan, Kevin L. Satterberg, Eva K. Strand, Alistair M. S. Smith, Joseph A. Zamudio, Leigh B. Lentile

An empirically based approach to defining wildland firefighter safety and survival zone separation distances
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (8)
Wesley G. Page, Bret W. Butler

Air quality policy and fire management responses addressing smoke from wildland fires in the United States and Australia
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (5)

Joshua C. Hyde, Kara M. Yedinak, Alan F. Talhelm, Alistair M. S. Smith, David M. J. S. Bowman, Fay H. Johnston, Peter Lahm, Mark Fitch, Wade T. Tinkham
Understanding forest fire patterns and risk in Nepal using remote sensing, geographic information system and historical fire data
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (4)
Mir A. Matin, Vishwas Sudhir Chitale, Manchiraju S. R. Murthy, Kabir Uddin, Birendra Bajracharya, Sudip Pradhan

Using alternative soil moisture estimates in the McArthur Forest Fire Danger Index
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (9)
Chiara M. Holgate, Albert I. J. M. van Dijk, Geoffrey J. Cary, Marta Yebra

Modelling the drivers of natural fire activity: the bias created by cropland fires
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (10)
İsmail Bekar, Çağatay Tavşanoğlu

Probabilistic prediction of wildfire economic losses to housing in Cyprus using Bayesian network analysis
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (1)
P. Papakosta, G. Xanthopoulos, D. Straub

Is there an inherent conflict in managing fire for people and conservation?
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (6)
P. D. Bentley, T. D. Penman

A review of challenges to determining and demonstrating efficiency of large fire management
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (7)
Matthew P. Thompson, Francisco Rodríguez y Silva, David E. Calkin, Michael S. Hand

Whither the paradigm shift? Large wildland fires and the wildfire paradox offer opportunities for a new paradigm of ecological fire management
International Journal of Wildland Fire 26 (7)
Timothy Ingalsbee

 

Click here to view the 20-Year Author Index Vol. 1(1) 1991 - Vol. 20 (8)2011

"Fire Management Today" Article by Marty Alexander, IAWF Board of Directors - A Celebration of Excellence in Wildland Fire Science; The International Journal of Wildland Fire is 20 Years Old.

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