The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is accepting nominations for the "Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science."
The purpose of the “Ember Award” is to recognize sustained excellence in wildland fire research and to encourage innovation, exploration, application, and dissemination of important research results. The name “Ember” reflects the fact that research and science often move slowly, and their benefits or impacts may not be apparent for years. The award was established to recognize sustained and excellent research contributions to wildland fire science, innovative solutions to important wildland fire challenges, and effective and appropriate communication of wildland fire science and research results.
Past recipients of the Ember Award include Dr. Frank Albini (2006), Dr. Jim Brown (2007), Mr. Phil Cheney (2010) and Mr. Charles Van Wagner (2012).
To nominate an individual from the international wildland fire science community, please send a copy of his/her curriculum vitae or resume, a list of three or more individuals (with contact information) who may be contacted to affirm the importance of the research contributions, and a brief justification statement. This award can be made posthumously to a person who has passed away in the last five years.
The award will be announced and/or presented during the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia in July 2013.