Introducing the North American Tree-Ring Fire-Scar Network
Media Type: Webinar
  • Ellis Q. Margolis
    University of Arizona, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
  • Christopher H. Guiterman
    University of Colorado-Boulder, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Centers for Environmental Information
Host Agency:
  • Joint Fire Science Program
Date: June 8, 2022

Cataloging Information

  • fire frequency
  • fire scar
  • JFSP - Joint Fire Science Program
  • North America
  • North American Tree-Ring Fire-Scar Network
  • tree ring
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Record Last Modified: June 29, 2022
FRAMES Record Number: 66111


A recent collaboration by ~90 tree-ring and fire-scar scientists has resulted in the publication of the newly compiled North American Tree-Ring Fire-Scar Network (NAFSN), which contains 2,562 sites, > 37,000 fire-scarred trees, and covers large parts of North America. In this publication, authors investigate the NAFSN in terms of geography, sample depth, vegetation, topography, climate, and human land use.

Margolis, Q. E, Guiterman, C. H, … L. L. Yocom. in press. The North American tree-ring fire-scar network. Ecosphere.

In this webinar presenters will present major findings from the publication, demonstrate data accessibility, highlight management applications, and discuss future steps planned for the NAFSN.

Recording Length: 1:15:00
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