EastFIRE Conference 2005 (11-13 May 2005, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.)


EastFIRE Conference 2005


11-13 May 2005, George Mason University, Fairfax,Virginia, U.S.A.



For the last century, North American forest communities have been vitally concerned with wildland fires. They have tried to eliminate wildland fires entirely, to reduce fire intensity, to thin and burn, and even to return to a more naturally occurring wildland fire regime. Still, many questions remain, especially concerning wildland fire events at the urban-forest interface and for landscapes east of the Mississippi River, which are so different from those west of the river. Urban and suburban growth through the 20th Century has dramatically increased the association of housing and people with wildlands, increasing the complexity of fuel management and fire fighting activities. In addition new air quality regulations, specifically for regional haze and attainment of PM2.5 have introduced the added dimension of emissions reduction techniques for prescribed and agricultural burning mandated by Smoke Management Programs in each State. Since topography, climate, ecosystems, and development patterns are all so different in east and west, it is time for a focused look at these issues from an eastern perspective.


EastFIRE Conference, the conference to discuss wildland fire in eastern landscapes, will bring together researchers, technicians, software vendors, and all other interested parties to share information and advances in eastern wildland fire research. EastFIRE Conference will be held from 11 May through 13 May 2005 in George_Mason_University, Fairfax Campus, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.), U.S.A.. 


Important Dates:


31 January 2005 – Abstracts due for submission from authors (posters and papers)

14 February 2005 – Acceptance Notification to authors for presentations and posters. 

21 March 2005 – Draft papers due from all authors 

08 April 2005 – Hotel reservation due date. 

15 April 2005 – Early registration closes 

01 May 2005 – EastFIRE Conference online registration closes 



Conference Website: http://eastfire.gmu.edu/workshop/index.htm


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