International Association of Wildland Fire

International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF)

A Scientific Publication of the IAWF
Editors-in-Chief: Susan G. Conard and Stefan Doerr

International Journal of Wildland Fire is published on behalf of the International Association of Wildland Fire by CSIRO Publishing. The journal is published online and in print twelve times per year.

The Journal publishes new and significant articles that advance basic and applied research concerning wildland fire. Published papers aim to assist in the understanding of the basic principles of fire as a process, its ecological impact at the stand level and the landscape level, modelling fire and its effects, as well as presenting information on how to effectively and efficiently manage fire. The journal has an international perspective, since wildland fire plays a major social, economic and ecological role around the globe.

A subscriber gets free online access to the full text, both PDF and and HTML versions, of all issues of the Journal right back to Volume 1. If a subscription lapses, the subscriber still gets perpetual access to those years for which they did subscribe. Non-subscribers can also explore to the Abstract level of each paper.

An Archive of all published papers are available electronically. Our Early Alert service will inform you of new issues and their contents on publication (twelve emails per year).

Prospective authors are encouraged to examine the Author Instructions. The journal welcomes papers aimed at understanding the basic principles of fire as a process, understanding its ecological impact at the stand level and the landscape level, modeling fire and its effects, or presenting information on how to effectively and efficiently manage fire. All papers are refereed rigorously by the Journal's Editorial Board and external reviewers.

Access to the online version of the Journal is a benefit of IAWF membership, with links located in the Members Only section of this website. IAWF members are also eligible for discounted Individual or Student print subscriptions.

For Library, Institutional, or Corporate subscriptions please contact CSIRO Publishing directly.

Editorial Advisory Committee

The Editorial Advisory Committee was established to provide general guidance and direction on policy and operations pertaining to the editing, management and production of the International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF). 

  • Paulo Fernandes, Chair - Portugal
  • Stefan Doerr, Editor - UK
  • Susan Conard, Editor - USA
  • Bret Butler - USA
  • Juli Pausas - Spain
  • Jenny Bennett - Australia
  • Geoff Cary - Australia
  • Mike Flannigan - Canada
  • Nancy French - USA
  • Albert Simeoni - USA
  • Michael Gollner - USA
  • Guillermo Rein - UK

Outstanding Associate Editor Award

2010: Robert E. Keane, Research Ecologist United StatesForest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory READ MORE

2011: Douglas McRae, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service (CFS) READ MORE

2012: Andrew Sullivan, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences head of the Bushfire Dynamics and Applications (BDA) Group READ MORE

2013: Bonita McFarland, Leader of Fire Social Science at Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton, Alberta READ MORE

2014: Nancy H.F. French, Michigan Tech Research Institute, Michigan Technological University READ MORE

2015: Don McKenzie, Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service, at the Pacific Northwest Research Station, and affiliate faculty at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington READ MORE

Most Read Papers (IAWF Members received free online access to IJWF)

Fire intensity, fire severity and burn severity: a brief review and suggested usage
International Journal of Wildland Fire 18 (1)
Jon E. Keeley

A review of prescribed burning effectiveness in fire hazard reduction
International Journal of Wildland Fire 12 (2)
Paulo M. Fernandes, Hermínio S. Botelho

Effect of thinning and prescribed burning on crown fire severity in ponderosa pine forests
International Journal of Wildland Fire 11 (1)
Jolie Pollet, Philip N. Omi

Effects of large fires on biodiversity in south-eastern Australia: disaster or template for diversity?
International Journal of Wildland Fire 17 (6)
Ross A. Bradstock

Customary use of fire by indigenous peoples in northern Australia: its contemporary role in savanna management
International Journal of Wildland Fire 12 (4)
Peter J. Whitehead, D. M. J. S. Bowman, Noel Preece, Fiona Fraser, Peter Cooke

Large fires in Australian alpine landscapes: their part in the historical fire regime and their impacts on alpine biodiversity
International Journal of Wildland Fire 17 (6)
Richard J. Williams, Carl-Henrik Wahren, Arn D. Tolsma, Glenn M. Sanecki, Warwick A. Papst, Bronwyn A. Myers, Keith L. McDougall, Dean A. Heinze, Ken Green

Remote sensing techniques to assess active fire characteristics and post-fire effects
International Journal of Wildland Fire 15 (3)
Leigh B. Lentile, Zachary A. Holden, Alistair M. S. Smith, Michael J. Falkowski, Andrew T. Hudak, Penelope Morgan, Sarah A. Lewis, Paul E. Gessler, Nate C. Benson

Bushfires 'down under': patterns and implications of contemporary Australian landscape burning
International Journal of Wildland Fire 16 (4)
Jeremy Russell-Smith, Cameron P. Yates, Peter J. Whitehead, Richard Smith, Ron Craig, Grant E. Allan, Richard Thackway, Ian Frakes, Shane Cridland, Mick C. P. Meyer, A. Malcolm Gill

Community safety during the 2009 Australian 'Black Saturday' bushfires: an analysis of household preparedness and response
International Journal of Wildland Fire 22 (6)
Joshua Whittaker, Katharine Haynes, John Handmer, Jim McLennan

Forest fire occurrence and climate change in Canada
International Journal of Wildland Fire 19 (3)
B. M. Wotton, C. A. Nock, M. D. Flannigan

Click here to view the 20-Year Author Index Vol. 1(1) 1991 - Vol. 20 (8)2011

"Fire Management Today" Article by Marty Alexander, IAWF Board of Directors - A Celebration of Excellence in Wildland Fire Science; The International Journal of Wildland Fire is 20 Years Old.

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