5 2019

The International Journal of Wildland Fire (IJWF) is published by CSIRO on behalf of the International Association of Wildland Fire.

IJWF Cover, Vol 28.9 2019

IJWF 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. All IAWF Members have free online access to IJWF.

Thanks to our great IJWF team.


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Susan G. Conard holds a BA in environmental studies from Antioch College and MS and PhD degrees in ecology from the University of California, Davis. She worked as a fire researcher and research project leader with the US Forest Service from 1983 to 1996. From 1996 through 2008 she was the Forest Service National Program Leader for Fire Ecology Research. She currently holds an Affiliate Faculty position at George Mason University and is an Emeritus Ecologist with the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. She is a past president of the International Boreal Forest Research Association, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Her research has focused on integration across scales and disciplines, fire regimes and fire effects, fire behavior, application of remote sensing, and interactions of fire with climate, with primary focus on forests and shrublands of western North America and Siberia. Dr. Conard has been co Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Wildland Fire since her retirement in late 2008. She has over 75 publications, and over the past 10 years her publications have received an average of about 150 citations per year based on Google Scholar.

Stefan Doerr
Stefan Doerr - IJWF Editor in Chief

Stefan Doerr holds a Diploma (MSc) in Geography (with Botany and Geology) from Universität Tübingen (Germany). His PhD (Swansea University, UK) was on the effects of forest fires on hydrological processes. He has investigated the environmental impacts of wildfires in Europe, Australia, and North America. He is currently Professor of Physical Geography at Swansea and has held recent collaborative research positions at the CSIRO in Canberra (Australia), Universitat de València (Spain) and the US Geological Survey (Denver, USA), which focused on the relationships between fire severity, fire frequency and post-fire responses of burned terrain.

Jenny Foster
Jenny Foster - IJWF Publisher (CSIRO)

Publisher Jenny Foster graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Ph.D. (synthesis and biological activities of analogues of compounds with anti-cancer properties). During her time there she was heavily involved in teaching chemistry to undergraduate students, with a particular emphasis on demonstrating practical lab work to students with English as a second language, and intensive demonstrating to students undertaking first-year science as a second attempt.

She is passionate about communication within science, and believes the need for good research to be effectively communicated to other scientists and to the general public. This led her to seek employment as a communicator, and she has been working in the publishing industry since 1995.

She currently holds the position of Senior Journals Publisher at CSIRO Publishing, where she manages seven journals, including IJWF, and oversees the strategic direction and developments within the Journals Publishing team. She also holds a position on the Senior Management team at CSIRO Publishing, where she contributes to overall business development and strategy. Her current projects include developing pathways towards Open Science, increasing diversity and inclusion in our publishing programs, and developing efficiencies in pre- and post-acceptance workflows.

She is a member of the Scientists in Schools program, where she voluntarily assists high-school students with disabilities or English as a second language. She loves to write, and is a regular contributor to various science magazines.

A true science dork and cat-lover, she enjoys life with her husband and their four (sometimes) fabulous children, and has much interest in all things historic. She believes that the future of science rests with the youth of today, and is grateful to have a job which allows her to interact with so many remarkable scientists.

Associate Editors: The panel of Associate Editors is international in scope and will be strengthened by addition of new members from time to time. The panel is responsible for oversight of manuscripts in specific subject areas within the broad fields related to wildland fire. For a full list please visit http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/EditorialStructure

Editorial Advisory Committee Chair

Steve Miller

Steve Miller, IAWF Board of Directors, recently accepted the chair of the Editorial Advisory Committee. He is the Regional Director, Fire and Aviation, USDA Forest Service Region 9 (Eastern Region) in Milwaukee, WI. Miller graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in Forest Administration in 1985, and Masters in Ecological Restoration from the University of Florida in 2016.

He has since worked for a private forestry consultant, the USDA Forest Service, Texas Forest Service, and Florida Division of Forestry and recently retired as the Chief of the Bureau of Land Resources for the St. Johns River Water Management District. Steve was responsible for directing a multiple use land management program on over 600,000 acres. Most of the lands SJRWMD manages require fire on a 3 to 5-year interval to sustain them ecologically, so prescribed fire is a major part of his duties. Steve is active in the North Florida Prescribed Fire Council, serving on the steering committee since 1992.

Steve’s newest position is with the USDA Forest Service as the Regional Director of Fire and Aviation in Region 9. He served on the 1998 Governor’s Task Force on Wildland Fire, Florida Forestry Blue Ribbon Commission, the Florida Georgia Fire Summits (I &II) and is a current member of the Florida Forest Council. He has feet firmly planted in both fire camps (suppression and prescribed fire) and is qualified as and ICT2, OSC2 and an RXB1. He is committed to preparing the next generation of land/fire managers, he regularly travels to teach NWCG classes, and is currently serving as an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Florida. Steve and his wife are parents of two adults; one of whom is a second-generation forester and fire manager.

For a full list of staff and editors, see http://www.publish.csiro.au/wf/EditorialStructure