GFMC AND THE INTERNATIONAL BOREAL FOREST RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (IBFRA) 

Wildland Fire Working Group


The International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) was founded in 1991 after a meeting of the International Panel on Boreal Forests and the International Symposium “Boreal Forests: State, Dynamics and Anthropogenic Influences“ in Archangelsk, Russia, in 1990:

The Wildland Fire Working Group – originally called “Stand Replacement Fire Working Group” – was one of the first working groups created under the IBFRA, and to date, it has been the most active. Following an organizational meeting in Siberia in 1992, the Wildland Fire Working Group has strongly promoted and facilitated cooperative international and multi-disciplinary boreal forest fire research between Russia and western boreal countries of Europe and North America (Fosberg 1992, Stocks et al. 1996a).

A number of collaborative studies dealing with global and regional climate change / fire issues, remote sensing, fire behavior, fire danger rating, fire history and fire ecology and effects have been conducted:

The IBFRA Wildland Fire Working Group has developed close ties with the

  • FROSTFIRE experiment, conducted in the State of Alaska (USA)

2008 IBFRA Wildland Fire Working Group Meeting

The IBFRA Wildland Fire Working Group is a cosponsor of:

Interim results of the 200-years Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment (duration: 1993 to 2192)


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