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Title: Flammability of invasive species investigated with cone calorimetry

Source: fplrip-4723-032-Dietenberger

Author(s)Dietenberger, Mark

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Wildfires substantially affect the biotic and abiotic compositions of ecosystems. The role of fire on ecosystems is a complex problem, but understanding it is necessary for implementing fire management policies. For example, reintroduction of surface fires in Eastern U.S. deciduous forests has been suggested for limiting the spread of invasive vines such as Japanese honeysuckle. Invasive species may increase fine fuel loads, fire hazard, and potential fire severity and may affect rangeland forage, wildlife habitat, and other values. Invasive species that colonize fire-adapted ecosystems can change the type, frequency, and intensity of fires within these ecosystems and lead to the decline of native species, but we have very little data on the flammability of invasive species (Lambert et al. 2010).

Keywords: fire; wildland-urban interface (WUI); invasive species; flammability; heat release rate; cone calorimeter

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 634 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/01/2017
RITS Product ID: 83999
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Dietenberger, Mark A.
Research General Engineer

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