Department of Scientific Computing

FSU expert investigating impact of prescribed burns

Prescribed burns are an important tool for limiting the harmful effects of wildfires, but they require planning and proper conditions. The U.S. Forest Service recently announced a pause in the use of prescribed fire on National Forest System lands while the agency conducts a review of protocols and practices. The announcement comes as firefighters continue […]

FSU expert available to discuss wildfire modeling

Every summer, communities across the country are threatened by wildfires. To help firefighters and land managers mitigate the destructiveness of fires, one of the tools they use is modeling software that predicts what a fire is likely to do next. Bryan Quaife, an assistant professor in the Florida State University Department of Scientific Computing and […]

FSU professor awarded NSF grant to create new software tool

The National Science Foundation awarded a Florida State University professor a $410,000 grant to create a software tool designed to help scientists make more accurate predictions regarding populations of endangered or commercially exploited animal species. Peter Beerli, a professor with the Department of Scientific Computing in the FSU College of Arts and Sciences, will lead […]