Developing partnerships and creating cross-disciplinary research teams are critical in addressing the growing number of increasingly complex questions related to wildland fire. The Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program, has a long history of international collaboration. Researchers at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory work collaboratively with national and international partners to improve wildland fire research that maintains healthy, productive ecosystems and reduces risk to people and property.
FFS researchers have developed partnerships with colleagues from nearly every continent, including North America, Northern Eurasia, and Australia. International partnerships take advantage of FFS researchers’ scientific expertise, technological capability, and on-the-ground experience in fire ecology, fire climatology, and fire management. The FFS Program has had “boots on the ground” in more than 30 countries.
See the recently published interactive International Collaboration and Research Story Map.