Presenter: Jesse Kreye, Ph.D., Penn State University, State College, PA
Webinar Description: Litter flammability is an important and often overlooked component of understanding the role of fire in the environment. Litter flammability traits have the potential to influence important fire behavior and effects, including duff consumption, spotting potential, fire spread rates and even home ignition. Recent and ongoing research in the Eastern US is expanding our understanding of how vegetative litter, species traits and environmental conditions interact to affect leaf litter flammability characteristics. In this webinar, Dr. Jesse Kreye will share the results and management implications of his research.