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 good, bad, and ugly of fire and wildlife - roasty toasty critters or promoting sustainable habitat for expanding and healthy wildlife populations? Let’s discuss the pros and cons of fire on wildlife. How is the lack of fire at the necessary scale, frequency, intensity/severity, and seasonality one of the greatest threats to wildlife in fire-dependent ecosystems?
- Lauren Pile Knapp (moderator) - US Forest Service, Northern Research Station
- Paul Charland - US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Jim Cox - Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
- Marcus Lashley - University of Florida
- Susan Loeb - US Forest Service, Southern Research Station
- Ashley Peters - Ruffed Grouse Society