FIRESCAN: Acknowledgements


The Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment
Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN)


The Bor Forest Island Fire Experiment, an activity of the Fire Research Campaign Asia-North (FIRESCAN), and the international conference “Fire in Ecosystems of Boreal Eurasia” was financed by the Volkswagen Foundation (Germany) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Germany). Additional funding for participation of researchers was provided through national funds for the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) provided by the U.S.A., Canada, Sweden, and Finland. The Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Sukachev Institute of Forest, Forest Fire Laboratory, Krasnoyarsk, provided infrastructure and organization for the conference and selecting and preparing the experimental site at Bor Forest Island. The director of the Russian Aerial Forest Fire Protection Service Avialesookhrana, Mr. Nikolai Andreev, and the responsible manager for research and technology transfer, Mr. Eduard P.Davidenko, and the staff of Krasnoyarsk Aviabase under Mr. Nikolai Kovolov provided all logistical and infrastructural support for conducting the experiment. Safe and reliable aerial service for personnel transport and smoke sampling was provided by Aeroflot. English-Russian and vice-versa translation by Irina S.Savkina ensured the success of the conference and the experiment. Laboratory work for trace gas analyses at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry was conducted by Stein Manö (Norway). James H.Speer conducted the dendrochronological analysis of fire scars at the Tree Ring Laboratory in Arizona. The Experiment was documented by Schubert Film Production (Munich, Germany) and broadcast first by the French-German TV Channel Arte, in cooperation with the German TV Channel Two (ZDF), on 20 December 1993.



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