19 Jun 2009, 1:48pm
Forest and Fire Sciences Management Philosophy Policy
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Re-Inventing the United States Forest Service: Evolution from Custodial Management, to Production Forestry, to Ecosystem Management

MacCleery, Doug. 2008. Re-Inventing the United States Forest Service: Evolution from Custodial Management, to Production Forestry, to Ecosystem Management, IN Reinventing Forestry Agencies: Experiences of Institutional Restructuring in Asia and the Pacific, Edited by: Patrick Durst, Chris Brown, Jeremy Broadhead, Regan Suzuki, Robin Leslie and Akiko Inoguchi. Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission, FAO-UN, RAP Pub 2008/05.

Douglas W. MacCleery is Senior Policy Analyst, Forest Management Staff, USDA, Forest Service, Washington, DC

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3 Apr 2009, 12:48pm
Cultural Landscapes Fire History History of Western Landscapes
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The jam post and plain wire fence: An insight into York’s agricultural, ecological and economic history

Underwood, Roger. 2005. The jam post and plain wire fence: An insight into York’s agricultural, ecological and economic history. Barladong (5) 2005: 16-27 (Barladong is the journal of the York Historical Society in Western Australia).

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2 Apr 2009, 2:18pm
Cultural Landscapes History of Western Landscapes Native Cultures
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Impacts Of Earthquake Tsunamis On Oregon Coastal Populations

Gilsen, Leland. 2002. Impacts Of Earthquake Tsunamis On Oregon Coastal Populations. Association of Oregon Archaeologists Occasional Papers No. 7, 2002.

Leland Glisen was the State Archaeologist for Oregon from 1978 to 2002 within the State Historic Preservation Office of Oregon State Parks. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology from the University of Arizona. This paper was downloaded and reposted with permission from Dr. Glisen’s excellent website, Oregon-Archaeology [here].

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2 Apr 2009, 12:58pm
Forest and Fire Sciences Philosophy
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Revitalizing Science in a Risk-Averse Culture: Reflections on the Syndrome and Prescriptions for Its Cure

Pollack, Gerald H. 2005. Revitalizing Science in a Risk-Averse Culture: Reflections on the Syndrome and Prescriptions for Its Cure. Cellular and Molecular Biology 51, 815-820

Gerald Pollack is Professor of  Molecular Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in the Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle WA

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2 Apr 2009, 12:23pm
Ecology Economics Forest and Fire Sciences Management
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Bushfires, Prescribed Burning, and Global Warming

Underwood, Roger, David Packham, and Phil Cheney. 2008. Bushfires, Prescribed Burning, and Global Warming. Bushfire Front Inc. Occasional Paper No 1, April 2008 [here]

Roger Underwood is a former General Manager of the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) in Western Australia, a regional and district manager, a research manager and bushfire specialist. Roger currently directs a consultancy practice with a focus on bushfire management and is Chairman of The Bushfire Front Inc.. He lives in Perth, Western Australia.

David Packham is Senior Research Fellow, School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University, Victoria.

Phil Cheney is Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO, Canberra, ACT

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29 Mar 2009, 1:01pm
Ecology Management
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Watershed Response to Western Juniper Control

Deboodt, Timothy L. 2008. Watershed Response to Western Juniper Control. Dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Oregon State University, presented on May 8, 2008.

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29 Mar 2009, 12:02am
Ecology Forest and Fire Sciences
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Reconstructing the Fire History of the Jarrah Forest of south-western Australia

Ward, David and Gerard Van Didden. 1997. Reconstructing the Fire History of the Jarrah Forest of south-western Australia. A Report to Environment Australia under the Regional Forest Agreement December 1997.

David Ward is Senior Research Scientist, Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) in Western Australia and Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University, Perth

Gerard Van Didden is a Retired Department of Conservation and Land Management officer

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Flogging, Measles and Grass: the influence of early York settlers on bushfire policy in Western Australia

Ward, David and Roger Underwood. 2003. Fire, Flogging, Measles and Grass: the influence of early York settlers on bushfire policy in Western Australia. Barladong (4) 2003: 16-27 (Barladong is the journal of the York Historical Society in Western Australia).

Note — this paper is a revision of an earlier paper:

David Ward. 1998. Fire, Flogging, Measles and Grass: Nineteenth Century Land Use Conflict in South-Western Australia. Dept. of Conservation and Land Management, Western Australia.

Full text of the 1998 paper, which includes references and reprints of colonial correspondence, is [here] (3.6 MB)

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23 Mar 2009, 4:49pm
General Science Paleobotany and Paleoclimatology
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The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation?

Miller, Donald W. Jr. 2007. The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation? Journal of Information Ethics, 2007, pp 59-69.

Donald W. Miller, Jr., is a professor of surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard and did his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He has written two books on heart surgery and one, Heart in Hand, on the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, films of Woody Allen, and his life as a heart surgeon. He also writes articles for LewRockwell.com, which includes pieces on the importance of integrative medicine for maintaining optimum health.

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22 Mar 2009, 6:30pm
Ecology Management Policy
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Australian Bushfire Management: a case study in wisdom versus folly

Underwood, Roger. 2009.

Roger Underwood is a renowned Australian forester with fifty years experience in bushfire management and bushfire science. He has worked as a firefighter, a district and regional manager, a research manager and senior government administrator. He is Chairman of The Bushfire Front, an independent professional group promoting best practice in bushfire management.

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12 Mar 2009, 12:07pm
Cultural Landscapes Fire History History of Western Landscapes
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Reconstructing Historic Ecotones Using the Public Land Survey: The Lost Prairies of Redwood National Park

Fritschle, Joy A. 2008. Reconstructing Historic Ecotones Using the Public Land Survey: The Lost Prairies of Redwood National Park. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 98:1, 24-39

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12 Mar 2009, 11:40am
Cultural Landscapes Fire History History of Western Landscapes
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Environmentally biased fragmentation of oak savanna habitat on southeastern Vancouver Island, Canada

Vellend, Mark, Anne D. Bjorkman, Alan McConchie. 2008. Environmentally biased fragmentation of oak savanna habitat on southeastern Vancouver Island, Canada. Biological Conservation 141(2008) 2576-2584.

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Evaluating the Purpose, Extent, and Ecological Restoration Applications of Indigenous Burning Practices in Southwestern Washington

Storm, Linda and Daniela Shebitz. 2006. Evaluating the Purpose, Extent, and Ecological Restoration Applications of Indigenous Burning Practices in Southwestern Washington. Ecological Restoration, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2006.

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1 Mar 2009, 10:45am
Ecology Forest and Fire Sciences Management
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Effect of low-temperature pyrolysis conditions on biochar for agricultural use

Gaskin, J. W., C. Steiner, K. Harris, K. C. Das, B. Bibens. 2008. Effect of low-temperature pyrolysis conditions on biochar for agricultural use. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Vol. 51(6): 2061-2069.

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1 Mar 2009, 10:45am
Ecology Forest and Fire Sciences Management
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Nitrogen retention and plant uptake on a highly weathered central Amazonian Ferralsol amended with compost and charcoal

Steiner, Christoph, Bruno Glaser, Wenceslau Geraldes Teixeira, Johannes Lehmann, Winfried E.H. Blum, and Wolfgang Zech. 2008. Nitrogen retention and plant uptake on a highly weathered central Amazonian Ferralsol amended with compost and charcoal. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 2008.

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