Robert E. Martin

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In the majority of US political settings wildland fire is still discussed as a negative force. Lacking from current wildfire discussions are estimates of the spatial extent of fire and their resultant emissions before the influences of Euro-American settlement and this is the focus of this work. We summarize the literature on fire history (fire rotation and(More)
These proceedings summarize the results of a symposium designed to address current issues about wildfire and prescribed fire in both the wildland-urban interface and in wildlands. Thirty-eight invited oral papers and 23 poster papers describing the issues and state-of-the-art solutions to technical, biological, and social challenges currently facing land(More)
Fires were a part of our wildlands prehistorically. Prescribed burning reduces fire hazard and potential fire behavior primarily by reducing fuel quantity and continuity. Fuel continuity should be considered on the micro scale within stands, the mid-scale among, and the macro-scale among watersheds or entire forests. Prescribed fire is only one of the tools(More)
Fire has been linked to the regeneration of giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) [Lindley] Buchholz but no studies have directly investigated the effects of opening size and fuel treatment on giant sequoia establishment. Giant sequoia seedling density was analyzed in 36 group selection openings harvested in 1993 at Mountain Home Demonstration State(More)
F IRE HAS COME to be widely llsed as a tool in wildland management, particularly in the South. Its usefulness in fire hazard reduction, removal of undesirable trees, and changing of cover types has been demonstrated. We are continually trying to improve fire lISC, however, by learning more of the specific effects of fire on different species of plants.(More)
  • Wendy R. Schmidt, Jeffrey L. Tri, Marvin P. Mitchell, Steven P. Levens, Merrill A. Wondrow, Leslie M. Huie +3 others
  • 1996
A high data rate (HDR) terrestrial and satellite network was implemented to transfer medical images and data. This paper describes the optimization of the workstations and networking equipment. Topics include tuning the network software configuration of Sun Microsystems workstations, Fore Systems ATM switches, and Cisco routers, as well as the transfer rate(More)
The University of California's Department of Forestry and Resource Management, under contract with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, has developed and released the first version of the California Fire Economics Simulator (CFES). The current release is adapted from the Initial Action Assessment component of the USFS's National Fire(More)
This paper describes the development of a unique prison participatory research project, in which incarcerated women formed a research team, the research activities and the lessons learned. The participatory action research project was conducted in the main short sentence minimum/medium security women's prison located in a Western Canadian province. An(More)
Wildland fires have occurred for centuries in North America and other selected countries and can be segregated into three periods: prehistoric (presuppression) fires, suppression period fires, and fire management period fires. Prehistoric fires varied in size and damage but were probably viewed fatalistically. Suppression period fires were based on policy(More)
The amendments revise the TSs for Catawba to allow the use of four mixed oxide fuel lead test assemblies in one of the two Catawba units. The application, as supplemented, also requested exemptions from certain NRC regulations. The document responding to those requests for exemptions is being issued from this office as separate correspondence.