The ’88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond

The ’88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond

22-27 September 2008, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

The International Association of Wildland Fire in association with the 9th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be sponsoring this major Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to remember the events of the Yellowstone area fires of 1988. These history-making fires will provide springboards for discussions and presentations about:

  • Fire behavior, weather and fuels, including crown fire modeling, long range fire behavior, weather forecasting, fuels, and fuels management.

  • Fire ecology, including wildlife, water, aquatic systems, landscape ecology and fire history.

  • Fire management and policy, including fire suppression, operations, safety, and planning.

  • Global trends: carbon, invasive species, climate change.

  • Human values and perceptions of fire.

Post-conference field trips will be scheduled as well as spouse and family-friendly activities.

A call for papers and more information can be found on our web sites at:

April 15 , 2008 is the deadline for: (1) oral paper abstract submission (2) poster abstract submission and (3) special sessions. The conference Program Committee will review all abstracts and determine which will be accepted as well as the schedule of presentations. Authors of accepted papers and/or posters will be notified by e-mail no later than May 30, 2007.


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