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Fire Science

Fire Science: US-Brazil International Cooperation
The U.S. Forest Service and the Brazilian Federal Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) are working together to assess impacts of fire and environmental change in tropical forests and savanna. These ecosystems, which are critical to worldwide carbon balance and conservation of nature, are subject to clearing for agriculture, changing climate, unsustainable levels of resource extraction, oxidant air pollution, and disturbance by fire. Although such stresses are easily catalogued, their combined and ultimate impacts are not known. The goals of this program are to:



USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Research Station
Riverside Forest Fire Lab
4955 Canyon Crest Drive
Riverside CA 92507
  • Sr. João Antonio Raposo Pereira

IBAMA/Dircof, Brasília, DF. Brazil

  • Dra. Heloisa Sinatora Miranda

Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, DF. Brazil


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For Further Information: contact Dr. Philip J. Riggan

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