Topology and weather are also factors. Regarding the Station fire in California, Zedaker said that because of the 40-years of buildup of tinder dry fuel, "If it was late September-November, and the Santa Anna Winds were up, there would be hundreds or even thousands of homes destroyed because of the Station fire, not 60 or 70."
Zedaker's research interests include wildland fire ecology and protection. One of the nation's experts on forest fires, he often accompanies the U.S. Forest Service or the Virginia Department of Forestry when a disaster occurs.Topics he can address include:
The Fire Management section of Forest Protection is designed to provide forestry students with basic knowledge of how fire impacts forest environments and how the environment influences fire behavior. An in-depth knowledge of the influences of weather on fire behavior is critical to the use of fire as a forest management tool and for safe and efficient fire suppression.
Learn more about Dr. Zedaker at: http://www.forestry.vt.edu/Faculty/ShepZedaker.htmlContact Dr. Zedaker at 540-231-4855
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