The Idaho Fire Initiative for Research and Education
housed in the College of Natural Resources at the
University of Idaho. The initiiative focuses on all aspects of wildland fire
Research Focus Areas Include:
Fire behavior methods
Fire behavior modeling
Post-fire spectral characterization
Fire impacts on soils
Fire impacts on ecosystem processes
Wildland fire education
"Until you can measure something and express it in
numbers, you have only the beginning of understanding"
William Thomson, 1883
Measurements are at the
core of all ecosystem based sciences, whether we are conducting a
traditional forest inventory to model the growth and yield of a given species, evaluating the habitat type of an endangered species in a rangeland,
or understanding the process of combustion in decayed fuels.
Regardless of of goal, it is essential to use appropriate
measurement and sampling methods.
Video: A series of images from the old Idaho FIRE
Laboratory (IFIRE) facility. Construction of the new facility completed