Fueling Collaboration is an interactive virtual Panel Discussion Series designed to connect fire managers and researchers. Fueling Collaboration is created and hosted by the USDA Forest Service Northern and Southern Research Stations, and the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) Fire Science Exchanges in the Eastern U.S. The Series was launched in 2020 with the goal of connecting people throughout the region and across disciplines, exploring emerging fire science research and management considerations.
The changing climate is reshaping the balance of fire and water in eastern ecosystems. Drought alters soil structure and stability; combined with intense rainfall, this impacts hydrologic dynamics. This panel will explore the interconnections between fire, nutrient cycling, ecohydrology, and climate change.
- Stephanie Laseter (moderator) - US Forest Service, Southern Research Station
- Steven Brantley - Jones Center at Ichauway
- Kathy Hawes - Southeastern Partnership for Forests & Water
- Randy Kolka - US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
- James Vose - North Carolina State University