WildFIRE PIRE

WildFIRE PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education) is an international partnership focused on the causes and consequences of fire in the past, present, and future. This partnership includes scientists, educators, and fire specialists from: Montana State University, University of Colorado, University of Idaho, Salish Kootenai College, USDA Forest Service, Australian National University, University of Auckland, University of Tasmania, Landcare Research, and Monash University. The project also involves research and land managers from US and foreign non-profit conservation organizations, who are providing internship experiences for undergraduates and timely fire information. The expertise of the team includes scientist working on fire history, fire ecology, fire climatology, fire management, cultural anthropology, biodiversity and fire conservation, and invasive species. The team also includes specialists in natural history filmmaking and outreach, international education programs, project assessment, and data management.

A forest after fire

Year after year massive fires continue to rip through the wildland-urban interface in Colorado, but in the face of climate change and a warming climate, our beloved forests might not return after these catastrophic events.

New Zealand pine invasion

This episode explores how invasive lodgepole pine is affecting the landscape of New Zealand and possibly creating a greater risk of wildfire.

Ring of fire: Lessons from New Zealand's forests

What is happening with New Zealand forests? A team of University of Colorado fire scientists dig deep into the New Zealand forest for clues about the past and future of wildfire in this fragile ecosystem.

Cradle of fire: Exploring Tasmania's past

Join a group of international fire scientists and students as they venture deep into Tasmania's Cradle Mountain National Park to better understand the role of fire in the ecosystem.

Faces of fire: Tasmania 2013

On January 4th, 2013 a catastrophic bushfire ripped through Tasmania. In the aftermath, scientists and residents are struggling to figure out if events like this are likely to happen more frequently in the coming years with climate change.