5thSymposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology 

Jointwith the 2ndInternational Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress 

16-20November 2003, Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A

Initial Call for Papers

The 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire ManagementCongress, is being hosted by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), AMS’sCommittee on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Florida Division of Forestry, TallTimbers Research Station, Association of Fire Ecology, The Nature Conservancy,International Association of Wildland Fire, and the Joint Fire Science Programwill be held 16-20 November 2003 at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando,Florida. The Society of American Foresters is a co-sponsor. The 5thSymposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology will be held concurrently.
Papers are solicited on all topics of wildland fire ecology and fire management.Special attention will be given to topics including smoke management andmodeling, air quality regulations in the fire arena, fire education, meteorologyand climatology, ecosystem restoration (e.g., wetlands, high intensity fuels),managing fire in the urban interface, collaborative fire planning, invasivespecies and fire, wildland fire use, fire history, fire and watershed, fire andecosystem management, burned area emergency rehabilitation, frostfire, socialand economic consequences, pathogen interactions, water quality and aquaticecosystems, wildlife fire interactions, fire effects monitoring, fire effects onflora and fauna, GIS/remote sensing.
Titles and abstracts (not to exceed one page) must be received by 15 May 2003.Abstracts should be submitted electronically via the conference Web pages at:

An abstract fee of $60 U.S. (payable by credit card or purchase order)is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if the abstract is notaccepted). Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by mid June 2003.
A preprint volume is planned, and authors of invited and accepted papers will beasked to contribute to this volume. Instructions for formatting extendedmanuscripts from the preprint volume will be posted on the AMS Web site.Camera-ready manuscripts (page length to be determined), including photos anddiagrams, must be submitted by 8 August 2003 to AMS Headquarters. Manuscriptswill be posted in pdf format on the AMS Web Site. Page charges will be assessedto defray printing costs. Registrants will receive a preprint volume at theconference.

For further information, contact the Program Chair:

Neil Sugihara, Fire and Aviation Management
USDA Forest Service
3735 Neely Way
Mather, CA 95655

Tel: +1-916-364-2854
e-mail: nsugihara@fs.fed.us 

Those who would like to exhibit atthe 2nd International Wildland Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress, pleasecontact:

Yale Schiffman
1120 G Street NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

Tel: +1-202/737-9006 x 403
Fax: +1-202/737-9033
e-mail: Yaleschiffman@dc.ametsoc.org 


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