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NFPA Awards UMD Research in Pathways of Wildland-Urban Interface Fires

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has awarded a University of Maryland (UMD) research team led by Fire Protection Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Gollner with the 2016 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal. The award recognizes a project completed in the previous year that best expresses the foundation’s safety mission, commitment to overcome technical challenges and the collaborative approach to execution that is the hallmark of all Foundation projects.

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World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems. Working Group 6 - Wildfires and Natural Hazards

The World Congress Silvo-Pastoral Systems 2016, Silvo-Pastoral Systems in a changing world: functions, management and people, will be held in Evora, Portugal, between 27 and 30 September 2016. Since silvo-pastoral systems around the world have different compositions and strutures, this world congress focus on systems that combine trees with animal grazing, in combination with crops, in regions of the world with two seasons, one dry and one wet, and thus drought as a limiting factor. See

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