Live fuel moisture is measured frequently throughout the country as an indicator of potential fire behavior but little is known about the primary factors that drive their seasonal variations. Dr. Matt Jolly will delve into the interactive factors that control live fuel moisture and will discuss some of the potential implications of these factors on seasonal variations in the fire potential of living plants. Ultimately, he will show how the interactions between the water content of the foliage and seasonal changes in the leaf's dry weight combine to influence calculated live fuel moisture and its flammability. This webinar was presented by Matt Jolly, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, and hosted by both the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and the Lake States Fire Science Consortium. It originally aired on December 20, 2012.